We are very fortunate to have two wonderful and talented trainers working out of our barn. Because we are committed to supporting our trainers, we do require people to be a part of some form of lesson program. Your growth goals and schedule will determine which trainer is right for you. Both of our trainers work together and communicate with one another so that everyone has the tools they need to be successful. This is a collaborative environment, not a competitive one - with the primary focus being on rider goals. In addition, we use Google Docs so anyone can see and participate in the lesson schedule. Below is a brief overview of each one of our trainers (in no particular order).
Lauren Lambert, Eventing, Primary Trainer
As the daughter of successful trainer and upper level competitor, Martha Lambert, Lauren grew up surrounded by horses and began riding and competing at a very young age. At the age of 8, Lauren began showing in USEA recognized events, successfully reaching the CCI3* level in 2008 at the age of 19 with her OTTB, Baba Creek. After having developed under world-class instructors and growing up in the business, Lauren has the experience, confidence, and skills for communicating, coaching, and helping horses and riders reach their goals.
Lauren rides the horses in training, teaches most lessons and attends shows and schooling.
BARBARA LEWIS, DRESSAGE, PART-TIME
In addition, Barbara Lewis is a regular visiting trainer at Southern Cross Equestrian and brings with her extensive dressage experience. Barbara has 30 years experience starting young horses and showing thru FEI levels in both dressage and eventing. She has earned her USDF Bronze medal and is a USDF "L" graduate with distinction. Barbara is currently an active competitor and "L" Graduate Judge.
Barbara teaches dressage on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings, schedule permitting.