Greetings From The Farm!
It may be hot, hot, hot, but we're making the most of our time with some awesome learning opportunities, plus wrapping up a phenomenal summer season with a HUGE blue ribbon blow out! Read on to learn all about it.
What's Up
We had a truly stellar outing to the Virginia Horse Center for one of our favorite shows of the year, Dressage at Lexington. Here are our highlights!


Ali Redston & my Ojalá
2nd Place Materiale, 79%
1st Place Materiale, 80%

Heather Richards & Halcyon
4th Place Fourth Level AA, 61.316
2nd Place Fourth Level AA, 64.342
4th Place Fourth Level SHAC!

Savanna Harrison & Cabeza Prieta RC
2nd Place Training Jr/YR, 63.966
2nd Place Training Jr/YR, 65.517

Kylie Dyer & Romancing In Red
1st Place Training 2, 65.69
1st Place Training 1, 60.192
1st Place Training 1, 62.308
1st Place Training 2, 65
1st Place Training 2, 65.517
1st Place Training 1, 65.577

Ali Redston & Jodie Harney's Sullivan
2nd Place 4th Level 3, 65.417

Claire Decker & Patricia Vos's Raapunzel
1st Place 4th Level 1, 60.263

Skylar Skalicky & Jasper
2nd Place Training Level 2, 61.538

Abe Pugh & Alice Drayer's Elfenperfekt
3rd Place FEI Freestyle Challenge, 70.7
2nd Place Maestro Cup, 64.728

Lauren Sprieser & her and Mary Ewing's Gretzky RV
1st Place Grand Prix, 66.522
1st Place Grand Prix, 63.804

Lauren Sprieser & Madiene
2nd Place 1st Level 3, 69.861
1st Place 1st Level 3, 73.889
High Score First Level!

Lauren Sprieser & The Elvis Syndicate's C. Cadeau
1st Place 3rd Level 3, 74
1st Place 3rd Level 3, 74.625
High Score Third Level!

Thank you, as ever, to Heather Richards for her wonderful photos!
What's New
Our 2023 clinic schedule is bursting at the seams! And we've got a terribly busy week next week, beginning with bit and bridle fitting sessions with Stephanie Brown Beamer next Wednesday and Thursday July 26-27. Spots are extremely limited so sign up on Strider today.

July 29-30 we're delighted to welcome noted professional Chelsea Canedy for a clinic on Horsemanship techniques for competition riders. Chelsea is an upper level event rider specializing in connecting equine athletes and their partners through her extensive knowledge of horse and rider behavior. Through integrative practices, Chelsea works with riders to understand their horse, overcome their fears and reconnect with their goals. This will be a phenomenal clinic that we've been giddy about for months, so head to Strider to learn more and sign up! WE ALSO HAVE LIMITED RIDE SPACE! Email me directly to learn more.

Lastly, we'll welcome back Grand Prix dressage rider Vera Kessels for a clinic August 15-16. Vera grew up in the Netherlands, a member of a show-jumper family. She worked ten years at a large training and sales barn in Holland before coming to the United States in 1995 with her Grand Prix horse Dotato. A talented trainer, Vera is also a successful competitor, winning many prestigious open and CDI Grand Prix competitions including the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and the renown Dressage at Devon. As a teacher, Vera is detail-oriented, classical in approach and optimistic in attitude. She believes every horse and rider deserves earnest attention and positive training. Her experience is both broad and deep, having worked with nearly every type and breed of horse over the course of 40+ years. Overall, Vera is a skilled instructor capable of communicating her knowledge and talents to her students as they strive to improve dressage fundamentals or to advance to the next level. Sign up for auditing (which includes lunch!) on Strider; for information on ride spots, shoot me an email.

Assistant trainer Ali Redston - USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist with Distinction - and I are teaching up a storm as usual, both in-person and virtually. Please sign up for a lesson with either Ali or myself at TimeCenter - our Spring schedule is live! Ali and I also have availability for hub lessons throughout the area, so if you've got three or more riders, we'd love to come to you. Reach out via email and we'll get started.

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Sincerely,

Lauren Sprieser
Sprieser Sporthorse
6782 Olinger Road
Marshall, VA 20115