Owner, Head Trainer & Circus Ringleader
Lauren started riding at age 12 at a local stable in Hamilton, Ohio and quickly discovered that dressage was her calling. She began training with Rebecca Knollman at 14 and during this time Lauren also worked with Sorum Fjord Farm, one of the largest Norwegian Fjord breeding farms in the country. After attending clinics with Grand Prix rider Silke Rembacz for three years, Lauren was invited to join Silke as assistant trainer; from there, she branched out to begin her own training and sales business in 2011. Today, Lauren is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist who is making her mark in both dressage and eventing. She has competed through Grand Prix and has earned multiple USDF year-end and all-breeds awards at the national levels, while on the eventing front she and SNF Maarta were crowned National Champions at the 2007 American Eventing Championships over a field of 75 competitors. Lauren is currently riding and competing her own Oldenburg gelding Saracchi, KWPN gelding Millennium, and Alice Tarjan's Oldenburg Syclla in the FEI small tour; Melissa Dowling's Morgan gelding Avatar's Jazzman at both Grand Prix dressage and Training level eventing and her German Riding Pony gelding Nikolas at small tour dressage and also at Training level eventing; Carol Smith's Oldenburg mare Laurel at small tour; as well as several outstanding Norwegian Fjord horses for Full Moon Farm. The most recent additions to her show string include the Oldenburg mare Santa Barbara DASH (who competes in both dressage and eventing) and Chris Preston's four-year-old KWPN gelding Kyro. She also competes Rita Reynolds' KWPN mare Atlanta B at the CCI2* level of eventing.