Lauren Kieffer

Mt. Carmel, IL
Training List


Lauren was born and raised in Mt. Carmel, IL where she competed in local hunter/jumper and 4-H shows for many years. At the age of 12, Lauren began training at Susannah Landsdale's eventing barn and competed her own horses and horses in training throughout high school. In 2005, at the age of 18, Lauren’s talent, positive attitude and commitment to her sport earned her an opportunity to begin training with Olympians Karen and David O'Connor in Virginia and Florida. Now at 25, Lauren has earned 2 North American Young Rider Championship medals, has been listed on the USEF High Performance Training list, has been National High Point Champion in the Arab Horse Association Open Event Incentive Program and the Markham Trophy for the highest placed Young Rider at the National Eventing Championships, and has been selected three times for the United States Equestrian Team Developing Rider List. She not only continues to ride for the O'Connor Event Team, but also heads up the Young Event Horse Team for Ms Jacqueline Mars where she has just finished an extremely successful 2012 season. She has completed and had top placings at 4 CCI three stars and in 2010 completed the Rolex CCI four star.


$750.00 per quarter
Lauren Kieffer
618 599 8956
Vermiculus is a 5 year old Anglo Arabian, the only full sibling to my four star partner Snooze Alarm. Not only did Snooze Alarm and I compete together at the four star level but he was also named to the USEF Eventing Team B- List in 2009, 3 time member of the Area 8 North American Young Rider Championships team, and completed multiple three day events. Vermiculus is proving to be even more exciting than Snooze and has the movement, scope, and bravery to be very competitive at the top of the sport. Olympian David O'Connor thinks he is a special horse and well worth the time and commitment it will take to campaign him to the top of the sport with the goal of representing the United States. More about Vermiculus- I bought him from his breeders, Jeanne and Lawson Williams, as a three year old and began his training as a four year old. He began his eventing career this spring and is hands down the bravest young horse I have ridden. As we all know nothing with horses is a guarantee, but I have never been more sure of horses mental and physical ability to be a top contender in this sport. He was most recently placed 1st at Maryland HT, 2nd at Surefire HT, and 3nd at Virginia HT.