We are excited to announce the participating riders in our upcoming Sabine Schut-Kery Masterclass, presented by ShowPlus powered by CaptiveOne! Keep an eye out as we introduce one each day this week. Learn more about the Masterclass on Thursday, Sept. 29th, and get your tickets https://bit.ly/3RBwsqE
Our first rider is Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, who will be riding 8-year-old KWPN gelding Johnny Be Goode.
“I have always loved Dressage at Devon,” she said. “For me it is our most European feeling show in the United States. I’m very excited to have been invited to ride in the inaugural Master Class at Devon with Sabine. I’m really looking forward to getting to work in this fantastic environment with Sabine and Johnny.”
San Francisco Bay Area native Olivia LaGoy-Weltz began riding at a young age and competed in dressage and eventing. After high school she moved to Europe and worked for several top barns in the Netherlands and Germany. After returning to the US she was the head dressage trainer at facility in Northern CA from 2005 – 2009. In 2009 she moved to KY where she worked for Kathy Priest at Woodspring Farm until 2013 when she moved to Northern Virginia. In 2015 she and her husband started Mountain Crest Farm in Haymarket VA. Olivia now splits her time between Haymarket VA and Wellington FL.
Olivia has been a long time member of the United States Elite dressage squad with her former FEI partner Rassing’s Lonoir. Together they have had many wins at the FEI small tour and big tour levels both in the states and in Europe. They have represented the US at Aachen and Rotterdam on Nation’s Cup teams. They were the traveling alternates for The 2015 Pan American Games, the 2018 WEG team, and the non traveling reserve for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. They were also slated to compete at the 2020 and 2021 World Cup, unfortunately both were canceled.