Today we’d like to introduce you to Keri Kampsen.
Keri, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Two Goals Farm was the name of my family’s farm. One goal is show jumping, the other is polo (my brother is an accomplished professional polo player). I have been riding since I can remember and had an extremely successful junior career. It culminated with 1996 AHSA Grand Junior Champion, and 1997 ASPCA Maclay Finals Champion at Madison Square Garden. After receiving my BA from NYU I moved to California to ride and train. I rode and trained my clients to numerous zone championships, national championships, and Indoor championships. After a fall in 2010 that left me with numerous injuries, I came home to Florida. When I re-opened my business in Wellington in 2014, I decided to call it Two Goals Farm. In 2017, Lexy Reed and Liz Redding joined the Team. The three of us import horses from Europe, develop young horses, and train clients in the Hunter, Jumpers, and Equitation Divisions. I am also a USEF “R” judge in Hunters and equitation. I have had the honor of judging some of the most prestigious horse shows in the US and Canada.
Lexy Reed grew up in Ocala, Florida where she trained with Don Stewart Stables and Quiet Hill Farm. Her junior highlights include Best Child R
ider and Grand Junior Hunter Champion at the Devon Horse Show at the young age of 15. More championships would follow over the years including Best Child Rider and Grand Hunter Champion awards at Capital Challenge, The Hampton Classic, The National Horse Show in New York City, and Washington International. She was also Best Junior Jumper Rider at the Devon Horse Show and Capital Challenge and finished 2nd in the prestigious Medal Finals. Her last two years as a junior, she moved up to the Grand Prix’s where she won at the Atlanta Classic, New Orleans, and HITS Ocala.
Immediately after aging out of the junior divisions, Lexy turned professional and moved to Holland where she lived and competed internationally for the next 10 years showing up to the FEI 4**** level.
Liz Redding has been involved in the equine industry since she was four years old. She grew up in upstate New York, showing at Syracuse PHA horse shows up to larger rated shows in the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions under Tracy A. Percival. Liz went on to Cazenovia College, where she held a Varsity Equestrian Scholarship, Presidential Academic Scholarship, an Emerson Academic Scholarship, was captain of the Varsity Equestrian Team her senior year, and taught first-year students as a Master Student. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business Management with a specialization in Equine, as well as a certificate in Management and Supervision. Liz went on to work for several top trainers including; Gary Duffy (Ithaca, NY), Missy Clark (Warren, VT), Kristen Montevecchio (Rochester, NY), Andrew Welles (Wellington, FL), and Chris Kappler (Pittstown, NJ).
In 2017, Lexy Reed and Liz Redding joined the Team. The three of us import horses from Europe, develop young horses, and train clients of all levels in the Ponies, Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Divisions. We love what we do and it shows!
Has it been a smooth road?
Keri’s injury in 2010 was a major set back. After several years filled with surgeries, physical therapy, and frustration I have been able to make a full recovery. I have learned from the experience and am truly grateful to have been led down this path in life.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Two Goals Farm, LLC – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We each have our own specialty which we believe makes us one of the most well-rounded barns in the industry. Liz is one of the most patient trainers you will ever meet. She does an amazing job teaching young riders and timid adults the basics of the sport. Keri specializes in the training and competing of hunters at the highest level and Lexy focuses more towards the jumpers.
What role has luck had in your life and business?
I find that for the most part good luck is really just experience meeting opportunity. At the highest end of the sport, you don’t get lucky your first time out. All the hours of hard work and preparation lead up to the exact moment when you are physically and mentally ready to win.
- Website: www.twogoalsfarm.com
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