the team at
Laura Goodenkauf Dressage
meet the horses...
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, Laura is still the only one who has 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 will be showing at Third Level in 2021.
Sofi is a 2017 PRE mare bred by Jose Chaves in Southern California. Laura added Sofi to the barn family as a two year old and started her under saddle at three. Like her older "sister" Stella, Laura has been the only rider to ever sit on Sofi. Full of talent and heart, the future is very bright for this young girl!
Sofi will be showing at Training Level in 2021.
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
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!