Team rider: LAUREN CHUMLEY
Location: Loxahatchee, Florida USA
Horses: Saracchi, Avatar's Jazzman, Millennium
Lauren started riding at age twelve at a local riding stable in Hamilton, Ohio. She began training primarily in dressage at age fourteen. Her dressage career began with Rebecca Knollman. During this time Lauren also worked at Sorum Fjord Farm, one of the largest Norwegian Fjord breeding farms in the country. There she helped train and promote this rare breed in both dressage and eventing. She met Silke Rembacz at her frequent clinics at Knollman Dressage in nearby Lebanon. After three years of training together at these clinics, Silke invited Lauren to join her as assistant trainer at Silke Rembacz Dressage in Flemington, New Jersey. In early 2011 she branched out and began her own training and sales business based in Flemington, New Jersey April-December and in Loxahatchee, Florida in January-March.
Lauren is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist who is making her mark in both dressage and eventing. She has competed through Grand Prix and has earned multiple USDF year-end and All-Breeds Awards at the national level. In 2007, Lauren and SNF Maarta were National Champions at the American Eventing Championships, defeating a field of 75 entries. She completed her first Grand Prix on the Welsh/Morgan pony, Nyewyn, in March of 2013.
Lauren spends her winters in Loxahatchee, Florida, and her summers in Flemington, NJ working and training regularly with Michael Barisone, whom she considers a great friend and mentor. She has previously worked with or participated in clinics with Rebecca Knollman, Silke Rembacz, Jochen Hippenstiel, George Williams, Fritz Fleischmann, Todd Flettrich, Heather Blitz, Holger Bechtloff, Jane Savoie, Sabine Schut-Kery, Christoph Hess, and Pether Markne. She works with ALL breeds, from ponies and thoroughbreds to warmbloods and everything in between!