Lauren Billys

Visalia, CA

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Lauren entered the world of three-day eventing at the age of eight, where she fell in love with horses in an unconventional, organic manner. In the homely barn, Mountain View Corrals, she learned to ride with her best friends in boxer shorts, tennis shoes, and half chaps. From this beginning to now, Lauren has grown in the sport of three-day eventing from a young, horse-loving girl to a competitive force in the United States eventing community. Lauren spent 2011 preparing for and competing in the Pan American Games. It was here, in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the Pan American Games, where Lauren made her debut on the international eventing scene. This experience expanded Lauren’s understanding for what it takes to compete in against the best in the world and gave her an inner drive to represent her country in years to come. Lauren is no stranger to the USEA leaderboard where her mare, Ballingowan Ginger, was named one of the top ten mares in the country in 2011. She has received awards and recognition through Area VI for her success in California in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Her goals for her future include competing in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2014, the Pan American Games of 2015, and the Olympic Games in 2016.Please visit Lauren's website laurenbillys.com for more information on her biography, horses, success, and program.



Seeking Horse
Lauren Billys
With hopes of being a competitive contender for the 2016 Olympic Games, the ideal horse falls into a very selective category. A horse enters their prime years between 7-12 years of age, being old enough to have experience and young enough to have a career ahead of them. Eventing contains three different phases and finding a horse that posses the ability to achieve success in every phase is a rare and special find, but one that will help the partnership stand out in a large field of riders. If a horse is successful in all three phases then it normally has a promising and proven career to testify to its success. A horse that suits this category is one that has been competitive at the intermediate 2* level with potential to do much more.