Hunter Jumper Training and Sales in Hardeeville, SC
Swamp Fox Farms Farms is an owner operated facility located in Levy, South Carolina, a township of Hardeeville. Just 12 miles from Savannah, GA or a short drive from Hilton Head Island, we are the perfect location for excellence in Hunter, Jumper and Equitation training.
With 24 - hour on site managers and premier training, Swamp Fox Farms is the ideal setting to help riders of all levels accomplish their equestrian goals. From beginners to those competing on the “A” circuit, we provide the training and management excellence needed to succeed in a fun, safe, and family atmosphere.... (read more)
Our well - designed facility and caring ,experienced staff provide an ideal environment for you and your horse to learn and have fun.
With over fifty years of family heritage in the show hunter arena, Lauren Flexon Marcinkoski comes from a long line of success on the national level with hunters and jumpers. In 1997, her family was honored to have Mary Swan Sprague Iselin’s thoroughbred gelding Cap N Gown inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
As a junior, Lauren had a successful junior career showing in the Medal/Maclay, USET Young Riders Talent Search Finals, as well as the hunter and jumper divisions under the training of Jack Towell and Ronnie Mutch. Some of Lauren’s more prestigious awards include guiding her mare, Moon Dance, to be the 2001 AHSA (USEF) horse of the year in the Regular Working Confirmation for Zone 4, best child rider for the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Shows, as well as championships throughout the country including WEF, the Washington International Horseshow, HITS, and many more. Starting her intercollegiate career at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Lauren had a successful intercollegiate tenure showing at the ISHA national horse show. In 2001 she had the honor of representing the United States at a collegiate nations cup in Hanover, Germany where she placed seventh. After transferring to Carleton College in Northfield, MN, she had great success as a Cacchionne Cup qualifier and IHSA national horse show top ten competitor for four consecutive years. As the coaching captain of the Carleton College equestrian team, Lauren also competed at the ANRC competition and led the team to many regional, zone, and national awards. After graduating Cum Laude with a combined degree in Sociology/Anthropology, Lauren enrolled at Georgia Southern University where she graduated with her MBA.
As a professional, Lauren has guided students to numerous championships and awards from the local Coastal Hunter Circuit to the “A” circuit. Most notably, she trained the 2008 Coastal Hunter Circuit Equitation medal champion. The 2010 NCE Pre-Child equitation Reserve Champion. Lauren qualified Mary Margaret Dodd’s Backstreet Bay for the 2011 SCHJA Derby Finals in Camden, SC. In 2012 Lauren coached Mary Margaret Dodd to the Coastal Hunter Circuit High Point Equitation Award. She coached the 2012 short stirrup NCE Champion, the 2’6” NCE reserve champion. Lauren is a USHJA certified trainer.