wrangler helen at black mtn ranch

Meet Helen Lauth! This is her first year with us at Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch and we are so excited to have her on the team!

Helen grew up with horses and has been riding since before she could walk. Born and raised in Minnesota, she is currently a senior at South Dakota State University. She rides on the NCAA Equestrian team, with her speciality being reining. She is one heck of a horse woman, and little would you know with her laid back personality, but she has 3 Top-Ten World Championship titles in reining. She is truly passionate about horses, and we feel so lucky to have her with us this summer at the ranch! She brought her own horse along with her, Little Joe. He has taken quite well to the string and you will find her on her off days in the arena training.

Helen is an outdoor enthusiastic and her time at Black Mountain Ranch has allowed her to combine her two passions, the great outdoors and horses! If you are interested in doing any shooting or fishing while at the ranch, she is a great person to show you the ropes.

Helen at Black Mountain Ranch Roping

Helen was happy to share a few things about her time up at Black Mountain Ranch so far:

What is your favorite meal up at the Ranch? 

Chef Bob’s Steak!

While we are on the topic, drink of choice? 

Jack and 7UP.

What are a few things that people might not know about you?

I love comic books, especially X-Men. (We are guessing her favorite was Rouge). 😉 I put up a fight when I have to wear high heels and I have never traveled outside the United States.

Which horse is the best kept secret? 

Chico, because he’s an ornery old cuss, but he’s one hell of a horse!

Check out her blog at http://poetryfromthecountry.blogspot.com/.

Helen and her horse at Black Mountain Ranch Helen and her horse, Little Joe.


  1. Dave and Deb Kunkle

    BMR is as lucky to have found Helen as she is to have found them! Through our connection in the NRHA, we have watched Helen grow into the beautiful and special young lady that she is today. What a knowledgeable and talented horsewoman she is! This is sure to be an unforgettable experience for both Helen and all who will get the chance to be under her care this summer, at what looks to be “the most beautiful ranch ever”. Good luck Helen!

  2. Janie Huot

    One of the most deserving young women I know! Congratulations to both the ranch and Helen!!

  3. Brenda Sorensen

    Helen is a fine example of a true cowgirl. Enjoy your summer as a wrangler!

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