Meet Our Instructors

Offering full-service training and professional instruction, Oak Creek welcomes equestrians of all levels.


Dana Karen

Owner & Operator of Oak Creek Equestrian Center.

Lauren Schwendel

Lauren has over 20 years experience showing on the A & AA Circuits and at local GHJA &  SCHJA shows, winning top ribbons at top shows throughout the U.S.  Her true passion lies in training young horses. She has worked with young horses for most of her riding career and loves nothing more than bringing up a young horse to be a solid citizen, and seeing them move on to find their perfect human partner. She also thoroughly enjoys teaching young riders to be “horsemen” (& horsewomen!) rather than just “riders”. Outside of the farm, she loves running with her dogs  and planning all kinds of events! Lauren graduated college in 2010 with a bachelors in Business Management.