Two-time Olympic eventer Lauren Billys learned about equine respiratory problems the hard way. The rude awakening occurred when her 2016 Rio Games partner Castle Larchfield Purdy was coming back to work after a serious colic...» Read More!
In 2016, Lauren Billys became the first eventer from Puerto Rico to compete in the Olympics with her longtime partner, Castle Larchfield Purdy, since 1988. It’s been a whirlwind of a cycle since the Rio...» Read More!
Like most horse owners in Northern California, Haygain ambassador Lauren Billys Shady has been through the ringer during a wildfire season that started early and shows no signs of letting up. In late August, she...» Read More!
“He grabbed the bit and ran!” is Lauren Billys’ description of how Castle Larchfield Purdy attacked the final uphill stretches during his most recent Advanced cross country course. That might be expected from her 2016 Rio Olympics partner and hopeful for the 2020 Games, but instead…...» Read More!
In the wake of the devastation brought upon Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Lauren Billys has started a fundraiser to aid the hundreds of horses on the island who are in dire need...» Read More!
Lauren Billys is the first to say that representing Puerto Rico at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was far from easy. But not one to let any hurdles deter her, Lauren kept her head...» Read More!
There’s a party going on in Paso Robles, California (and Fresno, Carmel Valley, and Puerto Rico) and it involves a lot of bubbles — both the sparkling kind and the wrapping kind. Lauren Billys and...» Read More!
Sitting atop a rooftop in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, the temperature and humidity feel like a light blanket wrapping around me. To my right are alumni to the Puerto Rican Olympic team with medals...» Read More!
It’s not often that you get a phone call from a producer at CNN. It’s even more rare that this call is concerning your love of horses, but that’s exactly what happened to Lauren Billys....» Read More!
About a year ago, I had just acquired the ride on Castle Larchfield Purdy while living in Fresno, California, with a full-time horse training business. I was competing two mares named Ballingowan Ginger and Jitter...» Read More!
We’re excited to announce that Hannah Sue Burnett has acquired the ride on Jitter Bug, a 9-year-old Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare previously owned and ridden by Lauren Billys. Hannah’s longtime supporter, Jacqueline Mars, purchased the mare...» Read More!
Lauren Billys has her eyes set on representing Puerto Rico in the Pan American Games and, subsequently, the Olympics in 2016, and has set many plans in motion to accomplish this goal. To that end,...» Read More!
It’s hard for me to know if I chose this path or if it chose me. No matter the answer, my response is unchanged: I will march down the path ahead of me because it’s...» Read More!
Lauren Billys may call Topanga, Calif., her home, but her ancestry contains Puerto Rican blood. Living in the U.S. is not uncommon for event riders who represent their home countries. In this case, Lauren rides...» Read More!
A very quick change to the schedule due to the forecast of torrential rain accompanied with high winds resulted in a successful run of a Surprise One-Day Event for the Advanced,Intermediate and Prelim divisions at...» Read More!
Frankie Theriot takes us through dressage at Galway on Friday, including ride highlights and interviews with Buck Davidson, Lauren Billys, Barb Crabo, Jolie Wentworth, Allison Springer, Liz Halliday-Sharp, Kristin Schmolze, Maya Black, and Tamra Smith....» Read More!
Buck Davidson almost pulled a William Fox-Pitt at Galway Downs, as he sat in first and second places in the CCI3* dressage with just his final ride Petite Flower still to go. Flower scored 55.2...» Read More!
While all the riders on the east coast were busy at Morven Park getting ready for Fair Hill International in two weeks, most of the west coast riders were at The Event At Woodside, which...» Read More!