Kismet Sporthorses is owned and operated by Lindsay Cooper. Lindsay is a USDF Silver Medalist with many years of experience developing young horses and bringing them up the levels for their owners to compete as well as to market and sell to their next outstanding home. She utilizes her knowledge of  the classical principles in order to improve the horse's quality of gait, strength, and suppleness as well as develop riders to be just as capable as their horses. Through this philosophy, Kismet Sporthorses has enjoyed great success both in the show ring as well as at home.

In addition to her formal riding and training education, Lindsay attended a William Woods University in Fulton, MO graduating in 2007 with her Bachelor of Equestrian  Sciences. Since graduating, Lindsay has focused on her continuing education as a dressage trainer by selectively training with very accomplished clinicians such as Jessica Jo "JJ" Tate, Whit Watkins, Katrina "Katie" Hiller, Benjamin Pfabe, and many others.

A very large part of the training philosophy here at Kismet, is that "training" does not start when you get in the saddle or end when you dismount. We treat and manage the whole horse both as a living creature and as an athlete. In order to do this to an exemplary standard, it is necessary to work with a team of professionals to monitor and care for each element of the horse's well being. Please visit our Affiliates page to learn more about each practitioner.


 

Facility

Kismet Sporthorses moved to our current and permanent home in July 2019. We were blessed to find our perfect property in 2017 and lovingly built the facility with safety and functionality at the forefront of our minds. 

Because we believe wholeheartedly in keeping horses as close to their natural state as possible, our turnouts are large enough for horses to go out in pairs or threes but also small enough to accommodate those that need to be turned out individually for safety/management reasons. The turnouts are very well shaded by large Oak Trees so provide us the ability to keep horses turned out 24/7 in the summer and a 12in/12out schedule in the winter. 

We have had many horses who have arrived with regular maintenance needs or stressed or anxious tendencies, improve in all of these areas simply because of our ability to provide this degree of turnout and socialization. It's such a pleasure to watch their transformation and the parallel improvements in their performance under saddle.