Lauren Kieffer

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“ICE HORSE HELPS OUR HORSES RECOVER FROM A LONG CROSS COUNTRY RUN. THEIR UNIQUE PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED TO HELP PREVENT INJURY AND KEEP THE HORSES FRESH FOR THE NEXT PHASE.”

– Lauren Kieffer

“Anytime we have jumped or galloped or gone cross country, we will put on our Ice Horse Wraps on for about 20 to 30 minutes to cool down their legs and tendons. This is our routine that we’ve used for many, many years.”

Lauren Kieffer

Team USA, Eventing

Cool Down Like a Pro

Easy to use Ice Horse® Tendon Wraps provide uniform compression and coverage to reduce inflammation and heat of the tendons and ligaments surrounding the cannon bone area after work.

ABOUT LAUREN

Lauren has been riding since she was six years old. She was gifted riding lessons for her birthday and so began the start of a future Upper Level Eventing equestrian’s career. 

Born to “non-horsey” parents, like many horse crazy kids, Lauren begged her parents for a horse for over a year before they took the plunge and bought a horse.

Growing up in the midwest, Lauren rode hunter jumpers for the first few years with her first mount, Fred, an Appaloosa who taught her the ropes.

Lauren’s eventing career began at age 12 with an OTTB named Cardinal. Cardinal and Lauren did not have the most auspicious start–at their first event, they parted ways on their way to the xc start box– but it was clear Lauren was determined, “It took me two years to get my first ribbon for finishing eighth,” she recalls.

As a hardworking teenager, Lauren was lucky enough to clinic with David and Karen O’Connor one summer. This led to a position as a working student with them which eventually led to Lauren’s first 4* competition in Kentucky.

After spending six years with the O’Connor Equestrian Team, Lauren was fortunate enough to transition to working as the resident rider at Stonehall Farm for Ms. Jacqueline Mars, a longtime owner of legendary horses like Giltedge and Prince Panache for David and Karen. With an exceptional breeding program directed by Ms. Mars producing top young eventing prospects, Lauren began competing new talented and promising sport horses.

The opportunity has had a profound impact on Lauren’s career, as Lauren describes, saying: “Ms. Mars has been the biggest supporter of my career and has given me unbelievable opportunities from the very beginning. Being able to utilize her knowledge, ride and train out of her facilities and compete the wonderful horses she breeds—I wouldn’t have a career without that.”

RECENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9th Place, and Highest Placed US rider,  5* Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, 2019
  • 8th & 9th Place,  5* Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials, 2019
  • 2018 World Equestrian Games USA Eventing Team
  • 2018 Aachen Nations Cup Team
  • 2018 Great Meadow Nations Cup Team
  • 15th Place, Bromont CIC3*
  • 4th Place, MARS Bromont International CIC2*
  • 9th Place, 2018 Badminton Horse Trials CCI4*
  • 5th & 18th Place, 2018 Land Rover Kentucky CCI4*

Cool Down Like Lauren

Lauren Kieffer’s groom, Sally Robertson, explains why icing is an essential part of the post-ride routine:

“Every care decision we make is with prevention in mind. Icing is part of that. I think people forget that the horse’s legs get really hot, from galloping and jumping, but also from being under boots or polo wraps. Their legs are covering varying terrain and taking the brunt of hard impact. We might not be able to see or feel anything different in their legs after a hard run, but that doesn’t mean changes aren’t happening.”

Easy to use Ice Horse® Tendon Wraps provide uniform compression and coverage to reduce inflammation and heat of the tendons and ligaments surrounding the cannon bone area after work.

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