~Meet our Trainer~
Jamie Lawrence is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist working towards her Gold as well as a USDF “ L Graduate with Distinction”. She comes to us from the St. Louis area and has a very strong background and love for dressage stemming from starting riding when she was a very young girl at her family’s farm. Jamie has students of all ages who have had and are currently having both regional and national success through the USDF /USEF over the past 13 years. She has also as taken numerous students to their bronze, silver and has four working towards finishing their gold in 2018.
Jamie's strengths involve her very sharp eye towards both thoroughness, balance and suppleness of the horse as well as test riding. She has a strong ability to break down each movement and also explain how the horse should feel as well as walk you through the understanding of why it is important to know the in’s and out’s of body awareness and reactions of the rider.
She enjoys breaking out babies all the way through training the Grand Prix on numerous clients horses as well as working her way up the levels on her own. She regularly attends clinics, shows and is very motivated about expanding her own knowledge through educational activities.
Jamie also believes in cross training, hacking out and making sure her horses stay physically sound and most importantly mentally happy. She takes personal pride that her horses love their jobs. She trains out of the world class facility Mid-South Dressage Academy in Hernando, MS training horses of all types and kinds and ones with difficult behavior issues as well. She has everything in her facility from Warmbloods, TB’s, QH’s, Friesians, ponies to her personal favorite Baroque horses.
Currently, Jamie rides under longtime trainer/friend/mentor FEI rider Amanda Bailey, James Koford and Debbie Hill and Piaffe/Passage specialist Claudio Oliveiro. She has ridden under numerous other clinicians and encourages her clients to ride with them as well. Some of these clinicians include Mellissa Jackson, Melissa Allen, Jeremy Steinberg, George Williams, Jane Savoie, Cesar Para and Liz Austin.
Jamie’s introduction to horses came very early through her mother and started in the hunter/jumper arena in 1993 taking lessons under BHS certified instructor Judy Tippett. Jamie then found dressage through eventing and eventually decided this was her passion.
In 2005, Jamie pursued this dream and became one of the youngest working students for International Dressage Judge Jayne Ayers where she took daily lessons under Mrs. Ayers as well as was in charge of riding all horses in the facility. Upon leaving Hearthstone Farms, Jamie was offered a wonderful opportunity to work for Loon Creek Enterprises to campaign their Trakehner stallion Malachi but also to be charge of training and selling their young horses. This business was based out of a successful barn in Millstadt, IL where she also ran her lesson program. Jamie competed Malachi successfully in jumpers and dressage and actually won the coveted American Trakehner Associations Annual Hunter Stakes.
In 2009, Jamie temporarily moved her business to Rolla, MO to finish up two undergraduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics at Missouri University of Science & Technology. Here she worked at a wonderful boarding facility and had great success in both training, teaching serious dressage students and showing on a regional and national level.
It was not long after graduation that Jamie came to show at MDA with clients and fell in love with not only the facility but the program that was beginning to blossom under Ms. Clifton. She decided pursuing a full time career in horses was truly what she wanted to do and she quickly packed up and moved to MDA having been offered the dream of a lifetime! She has now been at MDA since 2014 and has a successful, busy training and lesson program.
Feel Free to contact Jamie directly with any questions at (618) 971 -8002
JAMIE OFFERS :
Haul-in Lessons - $60
Lessons on MDA school horse - $70
Discounts available for students who come at least weekly at the same day and time each week.
Full training packages (4 rides a week) at $1200 dollars a month including FULL care boarding, laundry and tack cleaning.
Show coaching per day @ MDA $50 a day
Show coaching per day away $65 a day
Clinic Day Rates : $700 day rate (10 rides) * willing to do up to 12 with $70 per ride after 10
-all expenses must also be paid as well if travel etc.
Clipping- Full body $175 per horse
Horse Sales Package-
Photos and Edited Sale Video - $200
10% Commission on all Sales made by Jamie
Horse search trips - $300 dollars a day rate
10% commission on all horses purchased
- Jamie is happy to schedule vettings etc.