One to Watch
Mastermind is proud to welcome show jumper Natasha Traurig to our team of Mastermind Sponsored Riders.
When your last name is Traurig in the equine industry, it comes with the weight of expectation attached to it. For Natasha Traurig, daughter of dressage Olympian Christine and world-class hunter/jumper rider Bernie, the family tradition of excellence in horsemanship has come through in more than just her genes.
Natasha, 27, is currently the manager and rider for dealer Neil Jones Equestrian USA’s West Coast branch, based near San Diego, and her hands-on approach is the result of years of being nothing more than your average barn rat, spending dawn to dusk each day with her favorite creatures. It is experience that she wouldn’t trade for anything.
“I have always taken care of my own horses, mucking, feeding and grooming,” said Natasha. “I studied my parents, and I have to say that through them I developed a foundation in horsemanship from the ground up.”