Meet the Team

Everyone at Crooks Show Jumping plays a huge role! Most of the work that is put into producing riders and horses is done outside the competition arena. This means that having a great team is one of the most important parts to running a successful stable. From flatwork to farriers, grooms, vets and transport, the whole team plays an important role in making it all possible. We are extremely fortunate to have an experienced, reliable, and fun group of individuals working with us!

Lauren Crooks
Rider & Trainer

Born in Bellevue, Washington, Lauren's love for riding horses started at the young age of two, when she started taking the reins on her own. She started showing at the age of seven and has been hooked ever since. 

 

After high school, Lauren went to Santa Clara University and got her degree in Finance with Magna Cumme Laude honors while riding under top professional John French. After graduation, Lauren moved east and continued her riding education under the guidance of Joe Fargis, Norman Dello Joio, and Jeffery Welles. Since then, Lauren's success in the tack and developing young horses has taken off. 

James grew up riding on his family farm in Kilkenny, Ireland. He began competing internationally at a young age, riding on two junior Nations Cup teams. 

James rode and trained under notable Olympic riders including Marion Hughes and Ger O’Neill, before moving to the US to work for Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor. 

Now in Seattle, James continues to compete up to the grand prix level, while producing top quality horses. 

James Brennan
Rider & Trainer
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Aline Domaingo 
Assistant Trainer

Aline was born into a show jumping family in Austria where she grew up and rode throughout her childhood and teenage years. One of her biggest successes then was coming third in the Austrian Junior Championships in 2009. After high school she proceeded to study business in London, Paris and Buenos Aires. Finishing her studies with a Bachelor's degree she opted for a career in the equestrian industry in which she has been working since in Europe as well as in the US for professionals including Soeren von Roenne, Rowan Willis, Alan Waldmann, Chris Kappler and Neil Jones.

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Ashly Adams
Manager & Assistant Trainer

Ashly is our at home manager and rider. Ashly is a native Washingtonian having grown up not far from Clearview. She grew up riding and competing. Her experience has developed her into being a great rider from young horses, hunters, jumpers and everything in between. 

Sean Crooks
Partner & Founder

The younger sibling, Sean started riding at the young age of 6, mostly spending time on his pony chocolate chip, learning to rope sheep and goats. He did not start riding show jumpers until the age of 14 having spent most of his time at a young age wanting to be a cowboy. After high school, Sean moved east to train under the guidance of Norman Dello Joio which helped launch his career into becoming the trainer and rider he is today. Currently based out of the Netherlands, Sean's accomplishments run long. He and Lauren continue to do numerous investments and sales together as well as training collaboration. 

Gustavo Barraza
Farm Manager

Gustavo has been grooming and working with horses for his entire career. He oversees a majority of the projects at Clearview, Inc. and has been working at our facility for a number of years!