Family Affair with Lisa Carlsen
Lisa Carlsen skyrocketed to the top of Canadian show jumping aboard Kahlua, the diminutive Thoroughbred gelding she partnered with as a 15-year-old new to the sport. Together they won individual gold and team silver at the North American Young Rider Championships, two Canadian Championships, were members of the Canadian Team at the 1988 Olympics, competed at two World Cup Finals, and were 1987 Pan Am Games gold medalists. Kahlua's induction into the Canadian Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 2011 solidified their place in show jumping history. Lisa has remained a force at the biggest tournaments in North America. With her 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding, La Boom, she was team alternate for the 2012 Canadian Olympic team in London, and competed in Nations' Cup competitions in Gijon, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with husband and business partner Dayton Gorsline, she operates Trademark Stables, a 40-acre facility in Spruce Grove, AB.…
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