Lara Sterzik Fink
English Instructor for Jumpers and Hunters
Lara discovered her passion for horses when she was 7 years old and started to ride and compete as an English jumper. Since then her journey with horses was unstoppable, Lara was top of the state rank when she was twelve and state champion of Minas Gerais by the age of fourteen. She participated in a few clinics with an emphasis at the clinics from Belgium and Sao Paulo with the Olympic rider Vitor Alves Teixeira, Gold For Gold. When Lara was 16 she started working as an instructor at Chevals in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais. When Lara was seventeen she moved to Texas and started college at Texas Tech University, being part of the Texas Tech Equestrian Team riding as an intermediate English hunter/jumper. Lara competed at IHSA for two years and then decided to transfer to Sam Houston State University majoring in Mass Communication for Advertising ad PR and work with us at Saddlebrook Equestrian Center.
Her favorite quote is: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss