Get to know Lisa

Lisa is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medal dressage trainer running LCH Equestrian in Ocala, Florida. She is a Silver USEF Para Dressage Coach and was most recently named the Para Dressage Development Coach for Team USA. Lisa is a USPC Traditional B graduate from Old North Bridge Pony Club in Massachusetts. In 2010 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales with an Equine Business Management and Riding Bachelor’s degree. She was one of the top riders on her Intercollegiate Dressage Team and went to Nationals to represent the university. After studying at the University, she worked at The Hanoverian Verband in Germany learning about the breed organization, starting and training young horses and moving them through inspections. It was at this point that she found her love for training. After this experience she moved to Wellington, FL to work for Pam Goodrich and later stayed on as a member of her team in New Hampshire. Lisa has been part of dressage, eventing and show jumping teams throughout her career as a young rider. Her primary focus is now dressage, however she never forgets her roots.

Lisa went onto become Lauren Sprieser’s assistant trainer at the stunning Sprieser Sporthorse in Marshall, Virginia. Here she further developed her riding and grew as a trainer. She had constant mentorship from Lauren who supported her growth and progression through the levels of dressage. Having these amazing trainers helped her progress tremendously earning medals on borrowed horses, developing her own horse to FEI and getting even more experience on young horses. She had gained valuable showing opportunities, began teaching professionally both locally and traveling.

She continues to work with top trainers throughout the Ocala and Wellington area and takes advantage of any learning opportunities to develop personally as a trainer and rider. LCH Equestrian hosts a variety of clinics with various professionals and currently Lisa works with Bill McMullin of McMullin Dressage. Bill and his husband are both top ranked USDF and FEI judges and train throughout the Wellington area. In addition, Lisa also works closely with the USEF Para Dressage Coaches. As a certified Para Dressage trainer herself with para dressage riders in her program, Lisa hopes to one day bring up her own riders to the top rankings of USA Para Dressage.

Aniko is currently Lisa’s top horse is developing at the Grand Prix. He came to her with confidence issues and a bit of an attitude. He has progressed through the levels with her patience and positive training. He not only enjoys his work as a dressage horse, but also goes out jumping, cross country schooling and enjoys lots of trail riding. This variety has helped him focus and kept him fresh and happy in the dressage ring. This approach that helped Aniko succeed, is one Lisa utilizes for many of her training horses.

Lisa’s unique cross training approach to dressage utilizes her background as an event rider and keeps horses happy. She loves creating individual programs for her clients and their horses to help them achieve their goals while having fun and creating happy, successful partnerships! She really enjoys the benefits of cavaletti work, trail riding and working outside of the arena to help improve the horses she works with. She really enjoys working with many types of horses, and is a very versatile trainer. Most importantly she loves the animals she works with and always strives for excellent horsemanship. Lisa travels throughout the east coast to reach her students.

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