Lauren is fiercely passionate about horses and for sharing her knowledge and experience with her students. With a keen eye and understanding of biomechanics, Lauren expertly instructs her students how to work most harmoniously with their equine partners. Her early education was based on traditional horsemanship principles, both in forward seat (George Morris) and balanced seat (Centered Riding) and she has continued to learn and enhance that approach to this day.
Whether you are just starting out or already showing, Lauren can help you enhance your horsemanship and mounted skills in order to achieve your goals. She believes in an individual approach and works with each horse and rider pair to build confidence, understanding and performance.
With almost 20 years of experience working with some of the industry's top professionals, as well as 2 years of study at Findlay University's Equine Science program, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the ring.
In addition to her background in the Hunter/Jumper ring, Lauren seeks out continued education in Dressage and Natural Horsemanship as well. She believes happy, well-rounded horses make for happy clients, from the high level show team all the way to beginners on school horses. She believes in taking training at the individuals pace and taking the time needed to instill correct basics.
Lauren finds it particularly rewarding to help troubled horses regain their confidence and has worked with many horses labeled as "bad" to re-establish a happy and productive relationship with their owners. Many of the horses in Lauren's program have been with her for 8+ years. Laurens approach focuses on the health and wellbeing of each horse, which is evidenced in the horses still jumping in their 20's!
Lauren & her family.
Beth starting riding hunt/equitation at the age of 7, but has been around horses her whole life. She has been an instructor/trainer on an off for over 20 years and has been part of Laurens team for over 10 years. She not only believes in a strong foundation of basics but also puts an emphasis on building a bond and learning to feel and read your horse, so that you can truly be partners.