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Results from Lexington

We had a great outing to Lexington Spring Dressage! Our small but plucky force had some great educational rides, and ate SO MUCH good Mexican food. Onto Morven Park next month! Here are some results from the show. Eliza Gardner & Ellegria 1st Place Young Rider Team Test, 62.632% 2nd Place Young Rider Individual Test, […]


Casting Stones

A while back I had a client enter a show at a big level, her debut at that level, and her first show after a long competitive gap. Her horse is an amazing creature, a phenomenal athlete with an equally incredible mind, who’s also had a long history of health issues, including trying very hard […]


More Boring

Years ago when he was a wee thing, Midge learned the flying changes fairly quickly, and rapidly got comfortable with the fours, threes and twos. But the ones eluded us for almost a year. Midge, with his combination of crazy Dutch Harness Horse knees and boundless enthusiasm, could get through a few, but soon enough […]

Lauren’s 2017 Clinic Schedule

Where in the world is Lauren? We’ve had several requests for her 2017 clinic schedule, so here it is! April 23 – Ft. Defiance, VA April 29-30 – Ottawa, ON, CAN June 24-25 – Newton, PA July 1-2 – Pittsburgh, PA July 29-30 – Turtleford, SK, CAN September 2-3 – Tunbridge, VT November 18-19 – Lebanon, CT […]


Arriving, Eventually

After a whirlwind last week in Florida, an exciting trip home involving—you guessed it!—two flat tires, and 2 1/2 days to move into my new house in nearby Warrenton, my Floridian team and I are safely back in Virginia, reunited with the home team, and back up and running. I’ve got a few relatively quiet […]


Johnny Goes To The Show

Third Level, Test 3. Ring 2 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and having begun to develop an uphill balance at Second Level, now demonstrates increased engagement, especially in— JOHNNY ROAD: HI! Hi hi hi! Omg you guys, we’re at a horse show!! It’s been a few […]

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Not Easier, But Less Scary

As I’ve said many times before, Danny is the most talented horse I’ve ever had. He just thinks like a Grand Prix horse, partially because I’ve been diligent in training him to think that way, but partially just from nature, the beauty of the successful purpose-bred animal. He’s agile as anything (sometimes for evil); he […]


Sprieser Sporthorse South 2018 – now accepting reservations!

We are thrilled to have secured the lease of a new property for Sprieser Sporthorse South 2018! This exquisite private farm in Loxahatchee, Florida offers all the amenities – airy stalls, beautiful private turnout, hot and cold wash stalls, excellent footing, and immediate access to a meticulously maintained trail system. We’re accepting reservations for full […]