News & Events

News & Events from Sprieser Sporthorse and Clearwater Farm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Open House This Saturday!

Please join us for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration this Saturday from 1-4. Dressage demonstrations from green to Grand Prix, door prizes, farm tours and wine and lite fare. Hope to see you there!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Gearing Up For 2014!

Greetings from South Florida! Yes, yes, I’m abundantly aware of how hated I am. Is it too soon to tell everyone that stalls are available for the season in 2015? Contact me for more details. It’s not as expensive as you might think, and it’s snow-and-ice free.

In the mean time, here’s some scoop to keep you thinking Spring.

Show News

Game On!

It’s almost here! The 2014 show season starts up for us with the March Magic show in Williamston, NC, March 29-30. From there we head to Morven Park for VADA/Nova’s April 5-6 show, and on from there. If you’d like a copy of our show schedule, drop me an email.

And if you’re thinking of showing with us at all, particularly in March, April and May, I’d love to know your plans so I can make sure I get enough tack stalls and I bring enough staff. If you’d be so kind as to drop me an email with your horse show schedule - don’t worry, I know these things change, so this isn’t gospel - I’d appreciate it!

Never shown with a group before? We have had great successes over the years, and tons of fun while we’re at it. Join us! Email me to learn more.

Show Results

Team Sprieser South has done a bit of showing in our short time down here. I’ve had tremendous rides on Beverly Thomas’s awesome Fiero, who made quick work of qualifying for the Region 1 Finals at Second Level by winning all four of his Second Level, Test 3 outings over the course of two different shows, scoring no lower than 68% and as high as almost 75%. What a guy!

And my coach, Michael Barisone, is showing my Ellegria at Grand Prix to try and qualify for the Selection Trials for the World Equestrian Games. They took Third in the Grand Prix and won the Grand Prix Special at their first CDI of the year, and are well on their way to a place on the Long List. Woohoo!

Gear Up

Get ready for the 2014 season with Sprieser Sporthorse logowear. We’ve got jackets, hats, tote bags and - new for this year - vests and technical fabric polo shirts. To place an order, or learn more, drop me an email.

Around The Farm

Heading North

I’ll be back from Florida March 25, and will get a few days of teaching in before we head to North Carolina. You can sign up for a lesson online with both Allison and myself on our e-scheduling site, My schedule is up and running through the end of June.

I’ve also got a few very, very limited times available for short-term training. If you think your horse might benefit from a few days’ tuneup before a show or event, we’d love to help!

Upcoming Events

We’re welcoming master saddle fitter Colleen Meyer back to Sprieser Sporthorse in April. Colleen brings many years of expertise to her fitting bespoke saddles for dressage and jumping, plus bridles, girths and more. Please get in touch if you’d like an appointment.

I’m also hoping to bring Michael Barisone in for a one- or two-day clinic in late April. No specifics yet, but email me to be put on the list for ride spots.

The biggest piece of news is our Grand Re-Opening Party, for Saturday, April 12. From 1-4, come join us for tours of our new digs, riding demos, and snacks. I’ll send out a more detailed schedule and a list of attractions closer to the date.

Hope to see you (soon!) around the farm.

Lauren Sprieser

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Front Page News!

Our construction made the front page of this week’s Fauquier Times Democrat. Read all about it!


Friday, January 10, 2014

First Winter Training Session is Coming Up!

Lauren’s off to Florida with the Clearwater South team, but she’ll be back next weekend, January 18-19, for lessons. Would you like one? Email her by Wednesday, January 15 with your preferred date and time.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Back At Clearwater! And Other Holiday News

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! We’re getting all we could ever want this year at Sprieser Sporthorse - a gorgeous, new-and-improved barn to move into, and an on-time delivery to boot! Read on for the news.

Year End Awards

We haven’t gotten the final results yet, but we’re thrilled with how our students fared in the Year-End Standings for our various local clubs. Here’s some of the highlights from CDCTA’s Standings:

Heather Richards & Hastening Cardoon - Third Place, First Level Senior
Kate Mosle & Splish Splash - Champion, First Level Junior
Lauren Sprieser & Stratocaster - Champion, Third Level Senior
Lauren Sprieser & Victorious - Champion, Grand Prix
Laura Mahoney & MD Grace E - Champion, Senior Baby Novice
Alex Arabak & Geez Louise - Rebel Colony Award

Congrats to everyone on a great year!

Around The Farm

Here’s the big news, the one you’ve all been waiting for - we’re back at Clearwater Farm, officially opening for business on Saturday, December 28! (We’ll get some photos up on our Facebook page soon, and expect a video tour on Lauren’s blog next week!)

We’re so excited to show you all our new digs! We’ll have a Grand Opening Party in April, in better weather, but if you’d like a sneak preview, come on by the farm next weekend, the 28th or 29th. Give me a heads up via email so we know to expect you! And to really make the most of it, sign up for a lesson on TimeCenter while you’re at it.

Speaking of lessons, starting 1/1, Allison and I will also raise our lesson rates very slightly. Allison’s lessons will be at $65 each, or $550 for a package of 10. My individual lesson rate will stay the same, $80 each, but there’ll be a small increase in the cost of the package - $650. Lessons off-site still add a $10/lesson travel fee.

As we have done in the past, we’re happy to offer the purchase of multiple packages before the rate increase, to take advantage of 2013 pricing. Contact me for more details.

Gymnastics Sundays are coming back, too! These are lessons Sunday afternoon with Allison with a special emphasis on cavaletti and small gymnastic jumping. These are WELL-LOVED and book quickly, and are appropriate for all levels of jumping experience (or lack thereof!) Email Allison for details.

Hope to see you soon, and Happy Holidays!
Lauren Sprieser

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