About Lisa Wilcox
Colorado-born Olympian Lisa Wilcox invested a large portion of her early dressage career training in Europe with some of the sport’s masters, including Herbert Rehbein and Ernst Hoyos. While residing in Germany, she passed the professional horse trainer, or Bereiter, and riding-instructor, or Reitlehrer, exams. She also served as the head trainer at Gestüt Vorwerk, one of Germany’s best-known Oldenburg stud farms, for seven years, riding such famous stallions as Rohdiamant, Royal Diamond and Relevant. She and Relevant won the individual silver medal at the 2003 Open European Championships and earned a team silver for the U.S. at the 2002 World Equestrian Games and a team bronze at the 2004 Olympics.
Lisa moved back to the U.S. in 2006 and started her own teaching and training business in Florida. In 2017, she won the World Cup Freestyle and Grand Prix at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and posted the second-highest Grand Prix score at the Nations Cup in Wellington on Jacqueline Shear’s Galant. She also won the 2016 Palm Beach Derby National USEF Developing Horse class with Horses Unlimited’s stallion Gallant Reflection HU.
Read more about Lisa’s story and her plans for the future at PracticalHorsemanMag.com/personalities/lisa-wilcox-comingback-to-america.