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.