Lindsay Yinger began riding at age 9. From the very beginning, she knew she had found her true passion and began working at the stables to pick up a few rides a week and lessons, leading into a working student position over the next few years. After seeing many aspects of the industry, by the time Lindsay was 16 she knew this was what she wanted to do for her career. While showing as a junior in the 3’ and 3’6” divisions she also did a lot of “catch riding” collecting invaluable experience.
Lindsay began her teaching career in 2002, while earning her degree in Veterinary Technology and going on to work for Dr. Bill Patterson, an internationally recognized FEI lameness veterinarian. Her background in veterinary medicine gives her a strong knowledge of maintaining soundness in performance horses.
Lindsay Yinger Show Stables was established in 2006, where Lindsay continues her riding career and trains her own students, horses and IEA team to numerous regional, zone and national championships and awards. In addition to LYSS, she has coached for Otterbein University since 2010, leading the college team to many titles in the region, zone & nationally.
Courtney began riding as a child in central Ohio. During the early stages of her riding career, she developed an immense appreciation for good horsemanship and correct classical riding. As a junior, she rode and showed a wide variety of horses and worked with green and problem horses, gaining valuable experience. When Courtney was a senior in high school, she joined the IEA, where she went undefeated all year and was the National Champion of her division. After high school, Courtney continued her equestrian pursuits at Lake Erie College, earning her Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Equestrian Teaching & Training and Equine Facility Management. Following graduation, Courtney remained with Lake Erie College serving as an Equine Graduate Assistant while working on her Master's Degree in Education. This continued time in the program, working also as Assistant Coach of the IHSA Hunt Seat Team, provided Courtney with practicable knowledge in planning, organizing, and managing public shows held at Lake Erie College. During her years riding for Lake Erie, Courtney made several appearances at IHSA Nationals, qualified for post-season competition every year, and brought home numerous High Point Rider awards. As a senior, she was Reserve High Point Open Rider for the region and won Reserve National Champion at Nationals the following year in the Alumni Division. In July of 2015, Courtney joined the LYSS team, where she continues to share her experience and passion for teaching, training, and competing.
Possessing a love for horses since a young age, Laura began riding at the age of 8 and became further involved in the equine industry as a working student at the age of 14. As a junior, she successfully competed in the hunters, winning many year-end awards. After Attending The Ohio State University, Laura joined the LYSS team in 2011 - where she has been head groom and road manager at top "AA" venues including, but not limited to, WEF, HITS Ocala, and The World Equestrian Center.
While managing behind the scenes, Laura continues to ride and compete. She shows in the adult jumper divisions with many championships and successes. Spending most of her career "catch-riding", Laura has a knowledge of all aspects of the equestrian sport, as she can adapt her skills to suit different horses and standards. Because of her relentless effort to work toward success, Laura has been awarded by her peers with a "Groom of the Year" award.