Virginia Croskery Lauridsen owns and operates Harmony Icelandics in Truro, Iowa, where she breeds, sells and trains Icelandic horses. For more than 20 years, she has been actively involved in equine activities. She owned and managed a large hunter/jumper facility and United States Pony Club Riding Center; competed on the “A” circuit in show jumping; trained in dressage; and earned her colors with the Moingona Hunt. Since her introduction to the Icelandic horse, Virginia has become an active competitor, winning the gold medal at the 2017 World Ranking Show in T1 (Advanced Tölt) and T2 (Advanced Loose Rein Tölt) at Léttleiki Icelandics in Kentucky. An accomplished classical singer, she has performed internationally and has a solo recording of songs by Victor Herbert under the Naxos label. She currently serves on the faculty at Simpson College and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa.