About Lisa Apted

As an upper level event rider, Lisa strives to compete at the top level with her up and coming horses.

Lisa graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.  She has brought many horses from no experience in eventing all the way to the upper levels  She believes that bringing horses up the levels herself creates an immense partnership and trust.  

Before starting eventing at the age of 16, Lisa competed various horses in the hunters and jumpers, accumulating many ribbons and year-end placings in both disciplines.  She rode as many horses as she could and worked at various barns in Northern Virginia, where she grew up.  

While growing up in Northern Virginia, she was surrounded by top professional riders to gain experience from.  She was a working student for Advanced/3* level event rider, Skyeler Icke-Voss (now Morningside Eventing) and one of the top dressage trainer and rider in the state, Donna Gatchell.  During college, she continued her growth in the sport by taking 2 horses to college and continuing to compete.  She was able to take a heavy course load is order to take two semesters off to become a working student for 4* event rider, Ashley Adams at Tom White Hill Farm in 2012-2013 and train full time with Olympic Gold Medalist, Leslie Law, the following year. She was privileged enough to ride some of Leslie's top level horses doing conditioning rides.

In 2014 she teamed up with Zoubair Bennani at LZB Equestrian in Ocala, FL.  They are based in Ocala full-time and have anywhere from 10-20 sales and competition horses at one time at their farm. They have sold up to 15 horses in 3 months during the winter and sell approximately 25-30 a year.   Most of their focus in retraining and selling quality horses. Lisa uses her eventing skill set to ensure a proper foundation in all the horses that come into the barn.  Many horses that come into consignment and imported young horses need help in strengthening their flatwork.  They continue to take various horses around the country to compete at AA hunter/jumper shows and eventing horse trials. 

Accomplishments   2010 CDCTA Training Year End Champion  2011 CDCTA Preliminary Year End Champion  2011 2nd Am in Preliminary at CDCTA  2013 2nd Am in Training at Hitching Post HT  2014 1st in Training at Ocala HT  2014 4th in Training at Rocking Horse HT  2014 9th Am in Preliminary at Rocking Horse HT  2014 10th Am in Preliminary at Ocala HT  2015 5th Am in Novice at Ocala HT  2015 2nd Am in Training at Rocking Horse HT

Accomplishments

2010 CDCTA Training Year End Champion

2011 CDCTA Preliminary Year End Champion

2011 2nd Am in Preliminary at CDCTA

2013 2nd Am in Training at Hitching Post HT

2014 1st in Training at Ocala HT

2014 4th in Training at Rocking Horse HT

2014 9th Am in Preliminary at Rocking Horse HT

2014 10th Am in Preliminary at Ocala HT

2015 5th Am in Novice at Ocala HT

2015 2nd Am in Training at Rocking Horse HT