Cavalleria life

 
 
Their health and happiness is the most important thing in my life. They are my world. My tribe. My family. They have my whole heart.
— Laura Pettler
Cavalleria's Main Gates on an early Summer Morning

Cavalleria's Main Gates on an early Summer Morning

Cavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana is the name of Laura's family farm located in Waxhaw Horse Country, North Carolina. Nestled deep in the Piedmont, Laura enjoys "Cavalleria Life". Cavalleria Life consists of remodeling her 1980s house towards a medieval castle one room at a time, riding her horses, and raising her dogs. 


friesian horses

Fortissimo and Laura on an early morning Hunt

Fortissimo and Laura on an early morning Hunt

Laura has been obsessed with Friesian horses since she can remember. Her room was plastered with them as a kid and she was 36 when she got her first one as a gift from her husband. Friesians are medieval war horses, so what not better to do that to take up mounted archery. Laura makes her own arrows from steel tips, wooden shafts, feathers, and twine and shoots a primitive Mongolian recurve bow...from horseback. 

Additionally, Laura enjoys fox hunting these days when she can. An avid hunter for many years, Laura and her horses worked as Staff from the Hunt, that's right...traditional English Hunt complete with velvet caps, tall black boots and red coats. 


french bulldogs & Doberman Pinschers

Ava and Laura when Ava won her AKC Conformation Championship Title

Ava and Laura when Ava won her AKC Conformation Championship Title

In additional to her obsession with her horses, Laura is equally obsessed with raising prized French Bulldogs and Doberman Pinschers. Laura's dogs are bred with some of the finest lines in the world and prove their pedigree by earning points in the AKC Conformation Show Circuit. Laura has two Frenchies: Ava Penelope and Sophia Claire and two Dobermans Gia and Giulia.