Natalie Hammond

Natalie Hammond (Ottiger) started riding horses at an early agem which has allowed her to compete and train internationally. Natalie has successfully competed at FEI levels. She has competed in the USA, Germany and Australia. After studying and training in Germany for three years Natalie completed her Bereiter training from the Equestrian Association E.V., Warendorf, Germany.

Natalie Hammond Dressage is now offering training through Grand Prix at The Stables at Lake St. Louis.

August 2021: Dressage Trainer at The Stables at Lake St Louis
January 2016-2021: Dressage Trainer at Saint Louis Equestrian Center
July 2009 – April 2010: Dressage Trainer, Parker, Colorado
2004-July 2009: Dressage Trainer, Wildwood, Missouri

Trained with:
1989: Trip Harting, San Marcos, California
1989 – 1991: Oliver Luze & Aide Wolde-Johannes, Rancho Santa Fe
Boarded and trained at American Performance Horse Farms, ( Warmblood Stud). Assisted with handling, training and grooming of young horses in preparation for sale. Excellent opportunity to observe and learn about the stud activities. Rode stallion ‘Lehndorff’ and the 1987 German Champion Stallion’First Class’. Prepared and rode horses for the American hannoverian Society Tour Keuring. Attended and observed the Oldenburg Sport Verband 100 day Stallion Testing.
1992 – 1995: Trained with Australian Olympic Team Coach- Clemens Dierks, Sydney, Australia.
1992 – 2021 Attended Clinics By:
• Ralph Isslehorst
• Christopher Bartle
• Bent Jensen
• Ulrich Klatte
• Edgar Lichtwark
• Wolfgang Nigli – German International Olympic Judge
• Lisa Wilcox
• Dan Woermann
1996 – 1998: Dieter Felgendreher, Holly Oak Farm, Frankfort Kentucky. Trained and prepared sale and competition horses. Assisted with the breeding program and quarantine Facility.
1999 – 2001: Head Dressage Trainer at Facility in Town and Country, Missouri. Responsible for training, competition, Imports and Sales.
2001 – 2004: Deutsche Reitschule ( in NRW- Landgestut in Warendorf)- Bereiter.
• Studied at the Justus-von Liebig-Schule ( Berufsbildende Schulen Hannover).
• Trained with Johannes Lieberg- Reit und Fahrverein Braunschweig, Hannover, Germany
• Trained at Reitstall Rohr, Landesbergen, Germany
• Landesreitschule Hoya- Herr Meyer zu Strohn clinic
• Nordrhein-Westf. Landgestut- Deutsch Reitschule- Warendorf, Herr Hannes Muller Clinic and final testing.

Sarah Payton

Hello, my name is Sara Payton/Brown. I am excited to be a riding instructor at The Stables At Lake St. Louis! 

I have been riding and showing horses all my life. I have been a riding instructor for 20 years now. I am also a school teacher, so giving horseback riding lessons is my favorite part of horses.

I offer private and group lessons for English style riding. My students are taught to be safe and confident riders. My students will learn the fundamentals of horse care, tacking and grooming as I believe these skills every rider should know. My lessons will be fun with a relaxed environment to help students gain valuable riding and ring experience.

I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous barn and team!