On the show this week we catch up with Grand Prix dressage rider Lauren Asher at her training base in The Netherlands. Lauren grew up in Colorado, and started riding at the age of five trying a few different disciplines such as Western riding and Hunter Jumping. By the time she turned eleven Lauren realized that she wanted to focus exclusively on dressage and competed up to FEI Juniors level, where she earned many regional and Rocky Mountain Dressage Society Championship titles. In 2014, Lauren and her two horses moved to San Diego, California for a wider selection of selection of competitions and dressage trainers. A year later she represented the USDF Region 5 at the FEI North American Young Rider's Championships riding Lysias. With De Noir she placed in many of the CDIs on the California circuit at Young Rider's level and in 2016 was selected to compete in the American Young Rider European Tour, competing in the CDI-Y Compiègne and CDIO-Y Hagen, in the Young Rider's Nations Cup. Lauren decided to be based in the Netherlands for most of the year then spending winters on the Florida circuit where she has achieved consistent results. In 2017, Lauren competed the mare Hønnerups Event at CDI Young Rider's level, with good placings in Europe and North America. In Compiègne, they earned the second place in the Young Rider Kür with a 74.000%. In July in Saugerties, New York, Lauren and her mare earned the silver medal in the kür at the FEI North American Young Rider Championships.
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