Quintus was born and raised in the Republic of South Africa, where he first began training American Saddlebred show horses. Following his love for the American Saddlebred, Quintus moved to the United States in 1995 to further his career. In pursuit of accomplishing his dream of opening his own training stable, he trained with some of the top Saddlebred trainers in the United States. Quintus enjoys training Open and Amateur horses as well as Hackney Ponies and babies.
Quintus believes that patience is the foundation for training and his "horse whisperer" ways have proven him to be a great rider, trainer and teacher. Quintus has won several World's Championship titles and has led amateurs and juveniles alike to numerous wins & top ribbons all over the country.
Brooke (Bodenhorst) VanderSpuy grew up riding horses and has continued to pursue that passion throughout her entire life. Thanks to the expertise of Ceil Wheeler, Brooke won the title of Reserve World's Champion in Equitation at a very young age. Riding under two of North Carolina's top trainers, Lewis Eckard and Cash Lovell, Brooke spent her high school and college years showing top contenders across the East Coast.
After her graduation from Wake Forest University, Brooke and Quintus were married and began their life together, opening Lenux Stables & Riding Academy, Inc. Brooke's love for horses is paired with her gift for teaching. Her true passion is teaching riding lessons. Brooke really gets to know her students and their families and loves passing on her love for horses to each of them.
Brooke and Quintus have known Lauren for many years. When Lauren first started riding horses at Cash Lovell Stables, Brooke was a student at Wake Forest and riding at the same barn. Both Quintus and Brooke were working at Cash Lovell Stables and got to know and love the Riggins family. Lauren and her mom, Melanie, helped start the Lenux Stables Birthday Parties. As a youth, Lauren was very active in ASAC (American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas) She is a former ASAC Youth president, historian and recipient of the Margaret Stewart Youth Memorial Award. In 2009, She was awarded ASAC Juvenile of the Year.
Lauren loves teaching riding lessons and helping riders create a bond with the horses while learning to ride. She loves sharing what she describes as her, "one true passion," and teaching others what she loves. Lauren's excelled showing in the Roadster Horse Under Saddle Class on her favorite horse, the now retired Texas Pete. She is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington.
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