It all began for Lexi at the very young age of 8 years old while living with her family in San Diego, CA. Her mom decided that it was time for the two of them to begin horse riding lessons together. Well, lessons quickly grew into acquiring our very own horses as well as some leases to get Lexi into the show ring. Once into the “show scene” Lexi’s competitive nature took over and she rapidly started bringing home trophies in Hunt Seat, Western and Versatile Pleasure. She was hooked! Not only was Lexi growing a true love for horses but she was also building a drive for competition and growth.
A few years into her new sport Lexi’s father (a Navy Pilot) was transferred to Whidbey Island in Washington State and this is where Lexi’s love for Eventing truly blossomed. With every big move comes change and the big change for Lexi was in the discipline of riding. At the age of 12 she was introduced to Pony club and acquired her 1st Event horse, Irish Luck, an Appendix Quarter Horse gelding. Lexi quickly took to the new discipline and was able to compete with Irish Luck at the Preliminary level by the time she was 15 as well as progressing up the levels in Pony Club.
The family was transferred yet again in Lexi’s sophomore year of High school, and as with previous moves this one also brought change within the riding discipline. Lexi relocated to Olympia Washington where she continued with Pony Club and received her “A” rating at the age of 17 as well as engaging in dressage competitions. The few years that followed were focused on Dressage with Kari and Mike Osinski, which really broadened her love for the equestrian sports as well as her appreciation for fundamentals and the unique partnership that is built between horse and rider.
Lexi was able to successfully compete through 3rd level before yet another move. This time the move was to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where she obtained a BA in Speech communications. During her time at the UW Lexi started her journey back to Eventing as well the new endeavor of professionally coaching and training. Lexi’s training business, No Faults Farm, was established in May of 1999.
"Lexi Lind has been a part of my riding career since I was 8 years old. The skills she has taught me are second to none, but the most valuable part of working with Lexi Lind is her ongoing commitment to me and my growth, both in and out of the saddle. I am so thankful that she has been able to continue to help me and my horses over the years. She is always willing to help me work through issues in a positive and friendly manner to both horses and riders. She is also always willing to give my crazy and weird ideas a try, even though most do not always work the way I think they might. Lexi has been instrumental in my riding success, she is one of the most amazing and reliable friends that I have in my life." - Victoria Campanella
“When Lexi first came to teach at my farm I was not really looking for a trainer. I am incredibly fortunate to have a world-class amazing trainer but I decided to take a lesson and was SO very impressed with her teaching and horse knowledge that I have incorporated and added lessons with her to my regular schedule. Her attention to detail on rider position and body biomechanics is incredible! Lexi has an amazing ‘eye’ and truly cares for the wellness of the horse. We are so thankful for the improvements we have made in our partnership because of Lexi’s expertise. She is also a beautiful classical rider and I am incredibly particular about who sits on my horse. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to guide you in your riding journey”. ~ Judy Frappier
"My relationship with Lexi began the summer of 2017 when I was preparing to compete in my third NAYC. I started taking dressage lessons from Lexi on both my horses because she had an incredible reputation for getting great results on difficult horses. On my horse Fernhill Rising, she coached me to a bronze medal after dressage on scores of 68.33 percent, 67.5 percent, and 67.5 percent in a 3* (previously 2*) test. I ended up finishing that show in 7th and 8th place individually and received a silver medal as a team. From then on I continued taking lessons from Lexi, she worked wonders for my horses. At the end of that season Lexi helped me to compete in my first Advanced horse trials where I finished in 2nd place on my horse Hot Wheels. To say the least, Lexi is a talented and dedicated horsewoman who invests everything she has into you and your horse."