Romeo "Unzip My Chip"
Romeo is Lauren's "heart horse". He is a chestnut 15 hand Quarter Horse gelding of western pleasure breeding (Zips Chocolate Chip grandson). Lauren purchased him as a weanling with intentions of showing western pleasure in the AQHA, but due to a series of events, he turned into one of Lauren's event horses. Along that path, he has competed and won in western pleasure, hunters under saddle and over fences, extreme cowboy racing and competitive trail. He spent a few years teaching LAR students and took some students to their first shows as well. Romeo started his eventing career in the fall of 2017 and has had a very successful record, including four first places, and has competed in the American Eventing Championships in both 2018 and 2019 with top 15 and top 20 placings. Lauren and Romeo are currently competing at the Novice level in the United States Eventing Association, preparing for a move up to Training level in the spring of 2020.
Kahleesi is Lauren's jumper, a feisty 16.1 hand bay Dutch Warmblood mare. Lauren has been working with Kahleesi on anxiety to fences and her adjustability, with the plans to get into the rated jumper shows as soon as possible. The goal is to debut at the 1.20 meter classes in Spring 2020. Kahleesi is very athletic but also very strong and a tad over exuberant coming to jumps. Long term plans are to breed Kahleesi in the hopes of producing a few foals, hopefully including Lauren's future grand prix jumper and upper level eventer!
KS Bluestem Cimarron B "CB"
CB is a 2009 bay 15.3 Morgan gelding owned by Julie Dennis. He is a versatile horse who does a little of it all. CB was the horse that catapulted Lauren into the eventing world, as the two of them learned the in-and-outs of the challenging but rewarding sport. They have competed up to Training level in schooling events, Novice at rated, jumped 4 foot and worked on second level dressage. CB has numerous year end awards at the state and national level, including (among many!) United States Equestrian Federation Regional Horse of the Year and American Morgan Horse Association Championships in Eventing and Hunter/Jumper.
CB is a challenging horse who has the ability to excel in the sport horse world, when given the right training regiment. Due to Lauren's busy schedule, she has made the hard decision to step down as CB's main rider to allow her mother, Julie, to take over the reins. Julie and CB will be working towards some schooling shows in eventing for 2020.