Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Olivia and Jen first met around 2008 or 09 at Sandy Howard's farm in California during a RWYM Teacher Training with Mary Wanless. In fact, that was the first time Jen met Mary. Olivia had the good fortune of getting to grow up within the RWYM system, so her methodology is based on the biomechanics principles taught by Mary. Olivia has a similar enthusiasm, empathy for the horse, and teaching style to Jen's.
Olivia moved to Northern Virginia and along with her husband, Eliot, founded Mountain Crest Farm in 2013 where she provides high quality, focused dressage training in the greater Washington, DC area, and, in winter, Wellington, Florida. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and began riding when she was 5 years old. Her experience includes working for and riding at several of the top barns in Holland and Germany. Olivia actively competes on the CDI circuit in Wellington, Florida in Grand Prix with her own Rassing's Lonoir and has been featured widely in the dressage press.
Accomplishments and Qualifications:
USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
2018 - FEI World Dressage Ranked; US Equestrian Team Reserve Rider for the World Equestrian Games; US Nation's Cup Team Rider; Champion of multiple CDI 3*/5* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Specials at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington FL
2015 - Traveling Small Tour Alternate for USA Pan American Games Dressage Team
2015 - Palm beach Derby small tour CDI winner
2015- Member of the 2015 Gold medal winning Nation's Cup team in Wellington FL