Growing up around classical and high performance dressage, Noel has been riding and competing all of her life with an Olympic Dream at heart. She has trained and competed numerous horses from young horses to FEI Grand Prix.
Noel aspires to continue her career on the international stage and to represent Team USA in competition. Noel's greatest passion is developing young horses and campaigning them through the CDI levels.
Noel is currently located in Wellington, Florida, where she is training with her parents, US Youth Coach and former US team member, George Williams, and FEI trainer Roberta Williams, while operating her own dressage training and sales business.
Noel is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, as well as a USEF “r” judge, a member of the 2007 NAJYRC Silver Medal team (Region 2), and the 2005 USEF Junior Dressage Team Championships Gold Medalist. Noel was also the 2005 USEF Junior Dressage National Champion.
Noel has trained with George Williams, Roberta Williams, Mette Rosencrantz, Bill Warren and Bill McMullin. She has also worked in lessons/clinics with Christine Traurig, Stephen Clarke, Anne Gribbons, Jean Bemelmans, Ulf Moller, Jan Brink, Cesar Torrente, Lilo Fore, Steffen Peters, and more.
Noel grew up watching her father train closely with Karl Mikolka and Klaus Balkenhol. She also took up an opportunity to ride Klaus’ Olympic horse, Goldstern, for a few months.
Along with the immense toolbox she has gained over the years working with top trainers and judges, Noel’s experience and education as a judge has helped sharpen her eye and improve her skills as a rider, trainer, and coach.
Noel received her USDF Gold Medal on Sir Velo, a Westphalen gelding she trained to Grand Prix, after George Williams competed him at the US Young Horse Championships as a four and five year old. Noel and Sir Velo qualified for the US Developing Championships in the Developing Grand Prix, where they placed Fourth overall in 2016. They were named Reserve Champions in the Open Grand Prix at the USDF Regional Championships for the second year in a row in 2016 and 2017, qualifying them for the US Finals. The pair qualified four years in a row to compete in the Open Grand Prix at the US Finals, competing three years and placing in the Top 10 in 2015 and 2017.
Noel currently runs her own division of Williams Dressage LLC, competing, training and selling horses, from young horses to Grand Prix. She is passionate about young horses and breeding from a rider and trainer’s perspective, particularly US breeding. While Noel aspires to compete for the US Team, part of her main focus is on developing top CDI horses, as well as top riders.
Starting young horses and bringing them up the levels is a true passion of hers and it brings her great joy to see them finish to Grand Prix. It also brings her great joy seeing her students accomplish their goals, from small goals such as riding their own horses, to large goals such as riding internationally or achieving their USDF medals.