• Lauren Hough
  • Competing for: United States
  • From: Wellington
  • Age: 43

Born into a family of equestrians, Lauren Hough was riding before she could walk. Her father, Charles ‘Champ’ Hough took an Eventing Bronze Medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki and her mother, Linda, was a successful Hunter rider for many years. Lauren credits her parents as being her biggest inspiration. 

Having worked with so many amazing horses over the years, Lauren is unable to pick a favourite, and despite her many accolades her motto remains: “It’s all about the horse.”

Qualifying for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 aged just 23 was a key moment in her career, as well as winning the National Horse Show Grand Prix back-to-back in 2001 and 2002, and winning the Team Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in 2003.

Fast Facts

Competed in the 2000 Olympic Games

2003 Team Gold Pan American Games with Windy City

2007 Team Bronze Pan American Games with Casadora

2010 LGCT Hamburg Grand Prix winner with Quick Study 

Competed in the 2010 World Championships

Competed in 6 FEI World Cup Finals: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010

2016 GCL team rider for Vienna Eagles

2017 GCL team rider for Chantilly Pegasus

2019 GCL team rider for Hamburg Giants