The Vintage Lane Team

Assistant Trainer, Lara Connolly 


Lara joined us in 2019 with a lifetime love of horses and is a natural, intuitive and well-loved teacher at Vintage Lane.  After a successful junior career on the A-circuit, Lara graduated Summa Cum Laude from USF with a degree in creative writing.  Now a full-time professional, Lara inspires our riders to have fun, work hard and learn while doing, all in a positive and upbeat way.  We are proud to have her in our Vintage Lane family!

Our Horse Care Team

Veterinary Care


Starwood Equine, Dr. Kelly Zeytoonian, DVM  


Dr. Zeytoonian earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kelly specializes in lameness and diagnostic imaging as well as preventative medicine for equine athletes. She is an integral part of our barn and makes sure our horses are feeling and performing their best.

Principal Farrier

Steve and Santino Lorenzo


Steve and his brother Santino  Lorenzo joined Vintage Lane in 2017, and offer a proven track record of experience working with high-level equine athletes   and have a wonderful way with our horses.  They are truly intuitive professionals, offer great advice and work in collaboration with our veterinary team to solve issues as they arise.  We are proud to have them helping our horses stay sound and performing their best every day!   



Support Farrier

Chuck Slagle


Chuck also joined Vintage Lane in 2017, and is a well-loved and respected farrier with a lifetime of experience.  Chuck takes care of our ponies and is on call for help with a loose shoe or advice, and we are grateful to have him on our care team at VL!

Equine Bodywork

Leslie Norton


Leslie’s career with horses began in Canada at the age of five when she started her riding career under the guidance of some of Canada’s top hunter jumper professionals. While attending university for four years, Leslie had the opportunity to develop her vision and goals as a professional in the equine industry.  Leslie has been an active member of the California Bay Area equine community since being retained as an instructor, trainer and general consultant in 2001.  Now a certified Equinology practitioner, she helps our horses feel amazing!