June 21, 2024

Local Horse Trainer Daisy Lennon Takes 1st Place At Barrel Racing Event

1.3 min read| Published On: June 21st, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Local Horse Trainer Daisy Lennon Takes 1st Place At Barrel Racing Event

1.3 min read| Published On: June 21st, 2024|

Lady Lake’s Daisy Lennon took first place at a Barrel Racing Event at Lake Saddle Club. For Daisy, this was more than just a victory. This was the culmination of all the training that Daisy has put in to get her horse Star into a position to compete at a high level.

“I love Star. I’ve been riding my whole life, but never won a buckle until Star came along. I did all the training on her, and she’s become an AMAZING barrel horse. Me and the kids I teach lessons to joke because they have won buckles before me! I have always been super close to winning some but never actually won one. Hard work gets you there!” says Daisy.

(Daisy has worked hard with her horse Star who has become a very good barrel racer.)

Daisy doesn’t just barrel race; she also has taken part in challenges called Extreme Mustang Makeover Edition, where she trains Mustangs over a period of weeks and months. At the end, the judges decide which Mustang made the most progress, and Daisy is one of the top Mustang trainers in Lake County.

But beyond her work training outside the ring, Daisy loves to compete at the end of the day. “It’s been a goal of mine to win a first-place buckle for so long. While the win was sweet, it made it even sweeter knowing that I won on a horse that I trained all by myself. It has been extremely exciting and super satisfying to see all the hard work pay off!” says Daisy.

(Daisy stands with her horse Star after winning her first place Buckle at a recent barrel racing event.)

Daisy wants to become an equine massage therapist. She also wants to become one of the most well-rounded trainers in the area.

Congratulations to Daisy for finally winning a first-place buckle!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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