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the team at

Laura Goodenkauf Dressage

meet the horses...

Stella D'Oro


Stella is a 2013 Oldenburg mare bred by Kate Landon.  Laura bought Stella as an unbroke two year old and started her under saddle as a three year old.  To this day, only Laura and Steffen Peters have ever ridden Stella!


Stella's accomplishments include:

  • 2019 CDS Los Angeles Champion at First Level

  • Scores to 79% at First Level

  • Scores to 75% at Second Level

  • Numerous High Point awards at Los Angeles area rated dressage shows

  • Selected to ride with Steffen Peters at the 2019 Western States Horse Expo.

Stella is showing at Fourth Level in 2023... scores to 66% so far!

My beautiful Oldenburg mare Stella with

Old Blue Hancock


Old Blue Hancock, a 2018 AQHA gelding bred by March Turicchi in Oklahoma and known around the barn as Steve-O, has certainly earned his nickname!  Fondly named after MTV's "JackAss" star, this horse is full of athleticism, talent and movement that rivals even the fanciest warmbloods, and personality!  Steve-O is a barn favorite and always keeps Laura on her toes!

Look for Steve-O heading down centerline at Training Level this year!


meet the riders...

Meghan and Northern Lights


Meghan and Northern Lights, known affectionately around the barn as Arya, began their partnership together in 2020 and are proving there is nothing they can't accomplish together!  The two have already hit the ground running in the show ring with scores in the high 60s!  Look for them to keep kicking a$$ and taking names down centerline in 2021!

Jodi and Deer Creek Sharp Arrow

Continuing our 2019 virtual award ceremo

Jodi and "Pierce" switched to dressage from Morgan breed shows several years ago and have been taking the USDF world by storm ever since!  While Jodi has been working with Laura on dressage since 2017, she is a life-long horsewoman and does all the riding on Pierce herself. 


Some of their accomplishments include:

  • 2018 Region 7 Morgan Dressage Training Level Champion

  • 2019 CDS RAAC South Training Level Champion

  • 2019 CDS Los Angeles Training Level Champion

  • 2020 CDS RAAC South First Level Reserve Champion

  • Numerous rated dressage show high point awards including Dressage at Flintridge High Point 2019

Jill, Violet, and Studley (And Oliver - forever in our hearts)


Jill, her daughter Violet, and their amazing AQHA Studley have been a team for three years.  While this little buckskin Quarter Horse may not look like your typical dressage horse at first glance, he has the movement and personality to prove to everyone he can be just as competitive as any warmblood - and together as a team, these three have been doing just that!  Violet and Jill have both competed and come home with competitive scores and blue ribbons!

Morgan and Titan


Morgan and Titan have been developing their partnership since 2019.  Titan is a 2014 Friesian Sport Horse who is as beautiful as he is athletic!  Morgan returned to riding after graduating college at prestigious NYU and made the "jump" from the hunter world to dressage and has grown into a lovely, talented, and effective rider and young woman.  We're thrilled to have her on Team LGD can't wait to see where this pair goes!

Monica and Brigit


Monica and Brigit, a 2013 Thoroughbred, have been a team since 2018.  Monica has been involved with Thoroughbred racehorses for years and is a passionate advocate for OTTB athletes going on to successful careers as sporthorses after they've finished racing.  Monica adopted Brigit from Win, Place, Home and the two have been developing into a fantastic team ever since!

Lauryn and Buddy


Lauryn and Buddy may be the newest team member to Team LGD but they may very well be the mightiest!  The two are just developing their partnership but are already forming a tight bond and, thanks to Lauryn's hard work and dedication, looking like a million bucks!  Look for this pair to rock it down centerline later in 2021!

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