In November, 2013, I was looking for a new boarding and training center for my Oldenburg gelding, Fiero, and for me. I had met Lauren Sprieser once when I went to her training facility for a fix-a-test. She had been kind and encouraging during the test and with her corrections. So, I called and set up an appointment to meet with her. We sat and talked for about an hour. I was so comfortable that I knew this was where Fiero and I needed to be.
We joined the Sprieser Sporthorse family late November and have had nothing but positive experiences. Lauren invited Fiero to train with her in Wellington last winter. What a great experience that was! Not only was he progressing with Lauren, but twice a week she trained with Michael Barisone! Can’t wait for the next winter trip to Florida, especially if we have another winter like the last one. In such a short time, Fiero has moved from 1st level to 3rd level with great success. He just loves her. We both agree that we’re in no rush to push him. He’s young and has plenty of time.
I love Lauren as my trainer. She is always positive in her comments and suggestions of how to accomplish the task at hand. Never do I feel like the 64 year old rider that I am. Everything she asks of me seems possible.
And what can I say about the facility? It’s fabulous. You walk into the barn and the atmosphere is warm, friendly, and calm. The stalls are huge and have wonderful springy mats…great for those all important legs. All you have to do is watch the horses to see how very happy they are. The care of the horses by Lauren and her staff is top notch. The fields are beautifully maintained. The footing in the indoor is superb. I think if you fell off, you’d bounce back into the saddle! The boarders are friendly and supportive of one another.
If you are looking for a truly professional trainer, staff, and boarding/training facility, Sprieser Sporthorse is where you want to be.