Lisa Dorsey has been working with and around horses for over 29 years. She graduated from the University of Findlay in 1998 with a B.S. in Western Equestrian Studies and a minor in Business Management. Later on, she completed her master's degree at Auburn in 2012 in adult education and sport management at Auburn University.
While at Findlay, Dorsey competed for the Western IHSA team as both an open horsemanship and reining rider. After graduation she went on to train and coach both youth and amateur riders. Dorsey has shown extensively in AQHA, NSBA, open and 4-H events, specializing in all-around competition. She has earned year-end awards in both the Ohio and Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Associations in Showmanship, Horsemanship and Equitation classes. She has also competed as an amateur and been a finalist at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress.
Dorsey has judged both open and 4-H competitions, and also spent five years as a reproduction specialist managing some of the top reproduction facilities in Ohio and Florida.
While at Auburn, Dorsey coached Auburn's NCAA Equestrian Team as Associate Western Head Coach for 7 seasons. She helped the team earn top-four seeds for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships four times and helped lead the team to Overall National Championships in 2011 and 2013.
In the IHSA Equestrian Team's first year, Dorsey led the team to finish 2nd in western and 3rd in hunt seat. She also helped three riders qualify for regionals and two moved on to semi finals and zones.