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Lauren Kieffer
© Taylor Pence/US Equestrian
Lauren Kieffer
© Taylor Pence/US Equestrian

Hometown: The Plains, Va.

Birthday: 6/6/1987

Sport/Disciplines: Eventing

Lauren Kieffer began riding at the age of six and competed in her first horse trials at the age of 12. As a high school graduation present, Kieffer participated in a week-long eventing summer camp with Olympians David and Karen O’Connor, which led to a six-year working student position. Her talent and work ethic helped reach the top levels of the sport and represent her country in international championships. In 2018, Kieffer and Vermiculus placed fifth in the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4*. With Vermiculus’s stablemate Veronica, Kieffer finished in ninth place in the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* and 10th place in the Carolina International CIC3*. Kieffer has proven she is consistent top performer in recent years and will compete in her first WEG in Tryon. Kieffer is engaged to her fiancé Sam Nicholson.