Lauren’s Team

Assistant Trainer Jess Idol

Jess Idol is a USDF Silver & Bronze medalist who hails from an ambitious equestrian home in North Carolina. She is an experienced horsewoman with high aspirations for herself, her horses and the people she works with. Jess has worked alongside several international trainers and values the importance of continuing her own education as a multidimensional professional in the equine industry. She has extensive experience developing young horses and preparing horses for sale. Jess’ dedication, passion, and witty personality make her fun to work with while always striving to reach maximum potential.

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Assistant Trainer Karrigan Norris

Karrigan is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist on self-trained horses. She began her competition career in eventing twelve years ago and slowly transitioned to pure dressage. While riding many rescues and OTTBs, she gained an appreciation for methodical dressage work to gain control and relaxation for the untraditional sporthorse. She credits her training ability to the combination of often difficult yet talented mounts under such great teachers. The combination has created a unique teaching and training style that is applicable to every horse and rider. Her approach centers on classical yet creative exercises that seek to increase understanding of proper equitation and biomechanics. Karrigan is currently competing her self-started rescue, Surprising Find, at Intermediate I.

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Looking to join our amazing team? We are always looking for energetic and diligent working student interns who want to learn from our top shelf program. Interns learn all the workings of a successful training barn in a positive and fun environment, and are paid to gain experience that leads to bigger and better gigs. Former working student interns have gone on to successful jobs both in and out of the horse industry, including assistant and head trainer positions, veterinarians, nutrition experts and more.

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