Michael Barisone Arrested: Lauren Kanarek Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Lauren Kanarek Bio

Lauren Kanarek Bio

Lauren Kanarek is a dressage rider who was shot on Wednesday at Barisone Dressage, in an equestrian facility in Morris County, New Jersey. The owner of the facility, Michael Barisone, a former U.S. Olympian, has been accused of shooting her and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of weapon offenses.

Lauren Kanarek Age

She is 38 years old.

Lauren Kanarek Shot Down

Kanarek was blasted two times at close range by 2008 dressage Olympian Michael Barisone on Wednesday afternoon in an attack that left her clinging to life, authorities and sources said.

The attack — said by sources to have been precipitated by a bitter landowner-tenant dispute — took place around 2:15 p.m. on the 53-acre Hawthorne Farm in rural Morris County, where the alleged shooter runs the Barisone Dressage training facility.

Lauren Kanarek Education

Kanarek attended Livingston Senior High School in New Jersey, in 1998; studied legal procedure at Guilford College, in Greensboro, North Carolina, and political science at Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.

Lauren Kanarek Fiancé 

Two other victims were also injured in the incident including her fiancé who suffered a broken wrist. Michael Barisone was the other person injured when Lauren’s fiancé was struggling to disarm Michael.

Lauren Kanarek At Dressage

Kanarek was competing in dressage and training with Michael Barisone intending to become an instructor.

Lauren Kanarek Medals-Bronze

Kanarek was a U.S. Dressage Federation bronze medalist.

Michael Barisone Charged

Barisone, a member of the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing, has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder and weapons possession for the attack.

He trained Olympian Allison Brock, who won a bronze medal in dressage at the 2016 games in Rio for the US.

Lauren Kanarek Social Media Post

Kanarek wrote on social media in the days before her shooting that her life was in danger.

Lauren Kanarek Health Condition

According to her friends via Facebook posts, Kanarek is in stable condition.

The allegations, made by Paige Ervin, read in full:

Yesterday, my friend Lauren Kanarek was shot in her heart twice by her trainer, Michael Barisone. Lauren is/was a client of Michael’s and lived temporarily on his farm with her horses. Michael was arrested on the scene for shooting Lauren. They had been in an ongoing dispute that escalated to the point of Lauren having to hire lawyers and report Michael to Safe Sport, USEF and FEI.

Michael has made death threats to Lauren and her family and warned her to sleep with one eye open.
Michael also broke Lauren’s fiancé’s wrist when he attempted to wrestle the gun out of Michael’s hands.
Lauren made it through surgery last night and made it through over night. She is still unconscious and in critical condition.


Please send Lauren healing vibes. She needs all the help and support she can get right now.
I also truly hope that this doesn’t turn into another popularity contest vs the objective facts of attempted murder.


Lauren has posted openly on her personal page about her ongoing troubles with Michael as well. You can certainly go there and read her posts – I have some screenshots as well. This whole situation is horrible and there are no winners.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Michael Barisone, 54, shot Lauren Kanarek, 38, at Hawthorne Farm, police say
  • Police were called Wednesday afternoon with Kanarek left fighting for her life
  • The incident is said to have been sparked by a landowner-tenant dispute
  • Kanarek wrote on Facebook days before the shooting that her life was in danger 
  • A day earlier she referenced being ‘bullied to the point of being afraid’ 
  • Two others, including Barisone, were reportedly injured but not from gunshots 
  • Barisone, a member of the 2008 Olympic Team in Beijing, has been charged wi