One of the beautiful things about dressage is that there are so many levels at which to play. I don’t just mean training level versus third level versus Prix St. Georges versus Grand Prix; I mean that there are schooling shows, recognized shows, CDIs, and various regional and national championship tracks. My original goal for […]
In the last decade, I’ve embraced the educational approach of having one coach. Too many voices in my head aren’t good for me or for my riding; it seemed to muddy the waters. Over the last nine years, I’ve dabbled in the occasional clinic with phenomenal people—USEF and USDF training sessions with the team coaches […]
During 2017 and 2018, two years of pretty consistent disaster, I found solace in food and booze. I do not have a drinking problem, for which I am very grateful, but I certainly overindulged, as well as making some not great choices on the nutrition front. I put on weight and felt sluggish and sore, […]
We’ve got show results, we’ve got clinics, and we’ve got new faces around the farm in our August e-newsletter. Click here to read, and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox!
Our last show was the middle of July, and our next show is at the end of August with not a whole lot in between except some clinics and normal lessons. We’ve had heat indexes above 90 (and more than a few above 100!) for weeks on end, and if ever there was a time […]
Below are times for our clinic this weekend with Michael Poulin. Sign up to audit at EventClinics.com! SATURDAY 8:00 Jess Idol & Finley Nord, 9 yr Danish Gelding by Furst Rosseau, PSG & Piaffe 8:45 Lauren Sprieser & Guernsey Elvis, 8 yr KWPN Gelding by Querly Elvis, PSG 9:30 Jess Idol & Fantom, 9 yr […]
If money were no object, many of my amateur students would have multiple horses, all in full training, so they could come to the barn and enjoy their horses and riding without worrying about the trials and tribulations of farm ownership and of taking care of their own animals. Things like well pumps (which exclusively break […]
The temps are hot, and so are our latest adventures! We’ve got highlights from Dressage at Lexington, an upcoming clinic with US Olympian Michael Barisone, and a fundraising event for CDCTA Youth. Read all about it here, and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox!
I’ve ridden extensively with three of Michael Poulin’s most accomplished students—I rode with Lendon Gray all through college; I was a working student for and have an ongoing friendship with Carol Lavell, and now for almost a decade I’ve trained with Michael Barisone—but somehow I’d never ridden with Michael Poulin himself. So when the team […]
Lauren wrote a deeply personal piece for NoelleFloyd.com, a leading equestrian lifestyle magazine, about the ups and downs of being a professional rider, and how social media can both make it seem much sunnier, and communicate truth. For more information on the Red White & Blue (Ribbon) Club, click here. I was hiking with a […]