Lara Sterzik Fink
Hunter/Jumper and basic Dressage
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 ranked top of State at age 12 and State Champion of Minas Gerais by the age 14. She has participated in many clinics, including the Go For Gold clinics in Belgium and Sao Paulo with the Olympic rider Vitor Alves Teixeira. At 16, Lara started working as an instructor at Chevals in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais. She then moved to Texas, started college at Texas Tech University, and was part of the Texas Tech Equestrian Team, riding as an Intermediate English Hunter/Jumper. Lara competed at IHSA for two years, then transferring to Sam Houston State University to major in Mass Communication for Advertising ad PR. She now teaches and works 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