Trainers

Lauren LoPiccolo

LL Equestrian

530-320-4677

www.laurenlopiccoloequestrian.com

Lauren LoPiccolo first got her start in pony club at the age of nine. Lauren worked with Sarah Ballou, Grand Prix Jumper, at Emigrant Springs Ranch in Grass Valley, CA. She competed five years on the Hunter/Jumper Circuit including the Spruce Meadows International Horse Show in Calgary, Canada at the age of 17. Lauren then went on to compete for the Intercollegiate Equestrian Team at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. While working towards her Agricultural Business Degree, Lauren began competing more heavily in Three Day Eventing under the direction of Gina Miles, a Silver Medallist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Upon graduating from college, Lauren received the highest rating in Pony Club, the A-Rating. Lauren continues to be heavily involved in Pony Club as an examiner for ratings, lessons, and teaching at camps. She has continued her coaching education by completing the ICP training/workshops and looks forward to receiving the certification. On top of coaching and training, Lauren is riding and competing her own horse to one day achieve her goal to compete at the Rolex 4 Star Three Day event in Lexington, Kentucky!

 

Lauren has over 10 years of teaching experience as well as expertise in training and selling horses. She recently moved to Big Sky Equestrian Center. She specializes in training and coaching for Three Day Eventing, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumpers. All levels of horses and riders welcome!

 

“I feel it is very important that both horse and rider develop confidence through a upbeat and positive environment in order to perform to the best of their ability.”

 

Contact Lauren today!!

 

Graduate Of The United States Pony Club
Member Of The United States Eventing Association
Member Of The United States Equestrian Federation
Member Of The California Dressage Society
Member Of The United States Hunter Jumper Association

Meagan Rafferty

Vintage Farms

650-759-0628

Meagan is a Hunter Jumper trainer, specializing in developing young riders and adult amateurs, and recently expanded her career into the world of three day eventing. Meagan focuses not just on developing good riders, but on creating great horsewomen and horsemen by teaching all aspects of horse management and care. All in a relaxed, safe, fun, family friendly environment. Meagan enjoys working with and educating all levels of riders, from the beginner that needs help tacking up the horse, to the student ready to move up the levels of competition.

 

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Meagan started riding at a young age at Portola Farms in Woodside, CA. She grew up showing at local hunter/jumper shows and riding in the Arabian Horse Breed circuit. By age 12 she was competing western, saddle seat, driving, and hunter pleasure. After being privately sponsored as a young rider she began competing at the USEF Regional and National levels, winning USEF Horse of the Year and placing top 3 USEF Junior Rider of the Year. During and after college, Meagan had the opportunity to work full time for trainer Michelle Mahoney. There she gained valuable experience starting young horses, working with horses with behavioral issues, developing and marketing sale horses, while continuing to compete. Currently Meagan works alongside Lauren LoPiccolo at Big Sky Equestrian Center providing lessons, training horses, and competing in three day eventing.

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