Amateur Lauren Eichstadt – Sports Illustrated Standout Athlete
Lauren Eichstadt of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is named one of Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the January 23, 2012, issue. Faces in the Crowd, Sports Illustrated’s weekly feature, has been highlighting standout amateur athletes since 1956.
Eichstadt was nominated by the American Quarter Horse Association because of her accomplishments throughout the year.
Eichstadt was named the 2011 Farnam All-Around Amateur at the 2011 AQHA Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show on November 11. Eichstadt showed the American Quarter Horse, Its My Lucky Detail. The 2001 bay gelding, sired by Last Detail and out of Run To Seattle by Seattle Song, was bred by Larry and Linda Whitaker of Rogers, Arkansas. The gelding is owned by Madison Eichstadt of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and trained by Julie O’Brien of Southington, Ohio.
This year, 64 contenders competed for the Farnam All-Around Award. Eichstadt and Its My Lucky Detail earned 39 points competing in three classes. They placed third in amateur working hunter and amateur hunter hack. The pair also won the reserve world championship in amateur equitation over fences.