Lauren Hester 2018-01-03T21:18:42+00:00

About Lauren Hester

Lauren discovered her love for horses at an early age and never looked back.  Starting in the pony ring at the age of 10, she promptly moved on to horses and excelled in the Children’s and Junior Divisions. Lauren shined in the equitation ring where she trained with Karen Healey. Her years with Karen served her well; she ended her junior career winning the CPHA Junior Medal Finals, CPHA Foundation Finals, and USEF Regionals.

As the 2004-2005 Junior Jumper Hall of Fame winner, Lauren was also successful in jumper ranks on her horse Oxford. She won the Shalano Style of Riding award and Junior Achievement Award in 2005. Just two years later, Lauren and Oxford won the $40,000 Menlo Grand Prix.

Lauren Likes Homework
Unlike many riders with whom she competes, Lauren has always played a big role in training her own horses. Starting as a junior, she would meet her trainer at the shows, and after focusing on the competition she would take her horses and homework back to her barn at home. This practice continued with her first Grand Prix horse, Cracky Z, who was purchased as an inexperienced but incredibly talented prospect for the big ring, An approved Zangersheide stallion, Cracky Z and Lauren were competitive in numerous grand prix events, including World Cup Qualifying classes until he was sold in 2010.

European Education
Living and riding in the Netherlands with Emile Hendrix, Lauren currently has four horses actively competing at the Grand Prix level, plus several young horses that are just beginning to compete at the International shows.

Hester Equestrian also owns babies who are growing up in the fields of Europe. Working with well-known breeder Paul Hendrix, Emile’s brother, Lauren is gaining invaluable knowledge from more than one Hendrix!

Recent News & Results

1st – $25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix – World Equestrian Winter Classic I (WARINDE B)

1st – $25,000 Brownland Grand Prix – Brownland Mid Summer Classic (WARINDE B)

1st – $5,000 Welcome Stake – Brownland Mid Summer Classic (WARINDE B)

2nd – $500 YJC 7 Year Olds – HITS Desert Circuit (FRIGGY LV)

3rd – $25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix – World Equestrian Winter Classic I (LORSTAKOV)

3rd – $25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix – World Equestrian Fall Horse Show II  (WARINDE B)

3rd – YJC 5 Year Old Championships – The Kentucky National (HAPPY FEET B)

4th – $7,500 Futures Prix – – World Equestrian Fall Horse Show II (CLUELESS P)

5th – $5,000 Welcome Stake – World Equestrian Winter Classic I (LORSTAKOV)

6th – $25,000 WEC Grand Prix – Wilmington Spring Classic (WARINDE B)

Champion – Adequan 1.30m Open Jumper – Tryon Summer 7 (CLUELESS P)

Champion – 1.30m Open Jumper – Brownland Mid Summer Classic (CLUELESS P)

1st – 1st $25,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix at Tryon August I (LORSTAKOV)

1st – $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show (WARINDE B)

1st – $25,000 Grand Prix at Brownland Farm Summer Show (WARINDE B)

1st – $25,000 Aiken Premiere Grand Prix “The Inaugural Cup” – Aiken Charity Horse Show (CLUELESS P)

1st – $25,000 Foley RV Center Grand Prix – Gulf Coast Premier I (ARLY)

1st – $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic – Pensacola Winter Premier I (WENDER)

1st – $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic – Pensacola Winter Premier I (CLUELESS P)

1st – $10,000 Horseflight Welcome –  Gulf Coast Premier I (CLUELESS P)

1rd – $1500 Welcome Prix – Country Heir (CLUELESS P)

2nd – $25,000 Brownland Farm Mid-South Classic Grand Prix (WARINDE B)

2nd –  $7770 Jumper Classic – Gulf Coast National II  (DAISTER L)

3rd – 1st $25,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix at Tryon August I (WARINDE B)

3rd – $25,000 Aiken Charity Grand Prix – Aiken Charity II (CLUELESS P)

3rd – $5,000 Horseflight Welcome –  Pensacola Winter Finale III (CLUELESS P)

3rd – $1500 Welcome Prix – Country Heir (WARINDE B)

4th – $25,000 Grand Prix at Brownland Farm Summer Show (ARLY)

4th – $5,000 Welcome Stake – Aiken Charity Horse Show (ARLY)

4th – $25,000 Tryon Spring V Grand Prix – Tryon Spring V (WARINDE B)

4th – $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix – HITS Ocala VII (ARLY)

4th – $7,770 Jumper Classic – Gulf Coast Premier I (DAISTER L)

4th – $5,000 Horseflight Welcome –  Pensacola Winter Classic II (CLUELESS P)

5th – $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix – Pensacola Winter Finale III (CLUELESS P)

5th – $25 000 Nutrena Grand Prix, Gulf Coast National II (LORSTAKOV)

5th – $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome – Gulf Coast Premier I (ARLY)

6th – $25,000 Suncast® Welcome Stakes – Tryon Spring V (WARINDE B)

6th – $25,000 Foley RV Center Grand Prix – Gulf Coast Premier I (WENDER)

6th – $25 000 Nutrena Grand Prix, Gulf Coast National II (ARLY)

7th – $25,000 Foley RV Center Grand Prix – Gulf Coast Premier I (CLUELESS P)

7th $5000 Welcome Stake 1.40m – Aiken Charity Horse Show II (WARINDE B)

8th – $25,000 Brownland Farm Mid-South Classic Grand Prix (ARLY)

8th – $25 000 EMO Grand Prix – Pensacola Winter Classic II (CLUELESS P)

8th – $25,000 Aiken Premiere Grand Prix “The Inaugural Cup” – Aiken Charity I (WARINDE B)

9th – $65,000 The Betsy Grand Prix – The Kentucky National Horse Show (WARINDE B)

9th – $25,000 Aiken Charity Grand Prix – Aiken Charity II (WARINDE B)

9th – $5,000 Welcome Stake – Aiken Charity Horse Show (CLUELESS P)

9th – Welcome Classic 1.35m – Gulf Coast National II (LORSTAKOV)

9th $24,750 Grand Prix – Country Heir (CLUELESS P)

10th –  $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome – Gulf Coast Premier I (WENDER)

10th – $25,000 EMO Grand Prix – Pensacola Winter Classic II (ARLY)

11th – $25,000 Brownland Farm Mid-South Classic Grand Prix (LORSTAKOV)

11th – $25,000 Suncast® Welcome Stakes – Tryon Spring V (ARLY)

1st, $25,000 CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles – Central California Classic (WARINDE B)

1st, $25,000 LA Saddlery Grand Prix – Central California Memorial Day Classic (WARINDE B)

2nd, 2015 GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Overall Standings

2nd, $500 Six & Seven Year Old Jumper Classic  – Central California Memorial Day Classic  (DAISTER L)

3rd, $500 Six & Seven Year Old Jumper Classic  – Central California Classic (LORSTAKOV)

3rd, $500 Six & Seven Year Old Jumper Classic  – Central California Memorial Day Classic  (LORSTAKOV)

4th, $25,000 Markel Insurance 1.40M Grand Prix – Showpark Ranch & Coast (WENDER)

4th, $25,000 CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles – Central California Classic (ARLY)

4th – Six Year Old Jumper Classic – Blenheim June Classic III (LORSTAKOV)

4th, 7,500 CashCall Mortgage Futurity – Blenheim June Classic II (CLUELESS P)

6th, $34,000 HITS Desert Classic – HITS Desert Circuit V (WARINDE B)

7th, $10,000 Speed Derby – Del Mar National (WENDER)

8th, $25,000 LA Saddlery Grand Prix – Central California Memorial Day Classic (ARLY)

8th, $15,000 CashCall Mortgage Futurity Final 1.40m – Showpark Summer Festival (CLUELESS P)

9th, $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix – Del Mar National (WARINDE B)

10th, $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar  (WARINDE B)

Champion – 1.40M Jumpers – Central California Memorial Day Classic (WARINDE B)

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