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ACROSS THE DIAGONAL FARM
Clinics, sales, lessons and training.
Competitive Classical Dressage. Jennifer Roth "S" USEF Dressage judge since 1985. Jennifer is passionate about sharing her knowledge and seeks to teach the language of dressage passed on to her by some of the foremost masters in the world.
Over 30 years of training at FEI level. Full Service training barns. Wonderful school horses to learn on or bring your own, learn training thru Gran Prix movements with ease. Open, Jr/Young riders, Amateurs of all levels welcome. Clinics with Chief Rider Andreas Hausberger of the Spanish riding school in Vienna for the last 15 years. Jennifer specializes in lunge lessons , correct basics, and work in Hand. Students for decades have won many CDS,USDF titles, Horse of the year, NAJYRC competitions on self trained horses, Champion and Reserve Champion in USEF Dressage Seat Equitation medal finals! Compassionate correct training, Baroque horses a specialty since the late 80's. Jen specializes in finding harmonious partnerships for horse and rider. Read her "Quest for the Holy Grail" in the September 2012 issue of USDF Connection. Join Across the Diagonal Facebook group www.acrossthediagonalfarm.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (831) 601-8191
ALI KERMEEN HC EQUESTRIAN - Ali Kermeen focuses on creating well rounded horses and capable riders. She is a USDF bronze and silver medalist, who has trained several USDF all-breeds awards winners from green-broke through fourth level. Ali graduated the USDF L judging program with distinction. In addition to Ali's dressage credentials, she is a US Eventing Association certified instructor, as well as a CHA master instructor. Ali and her team work together to help riders to be successful and advance in competitive dressage. HC Equestrian also has programs for eventing and hunter/jumper riders. HC Equestrian welcomes horses of any breed, and any discipline looking to cross-train with dressage. Based at Indian Hills Ranch in Milpitas, HC Equestrian location is convenient to the South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula. The facility has three arenas, including a covered arena, and 2 miles of fenced bridle trails. School horses are available, and haul-ins are welcome. Visit www.hcequestrian.com , contact email@example.com, or call (925)548-3171 for more information.
ALWAYS A GOOD RIDE LLC Barbro Ask-Upmark, native from Sweden, is a gold-silver and bronze USDF medalist. Barbro has been training horses and riders for more than 25 years. Her mentor is David Hunt, President of the International Trainer’s Club. She brings David to CA for clinics several times every year.
For Barbro it is important to keep improving her own riding skills as well as training skills. Barbro emphasizes her training to help the horse be able to understand what it is asked for and the rider to learn to ask the horse with a clear “language”, not confusing the aids given to the horse. This is why Barbro is also giving lessons on the interactive Dressage Simulator. Riding the Simulator gives the rider an opportunity to recognize the aids given and the influence they have without confusing the horse. The interactive Dressage Simulator is available for lessons (or for trainers to give lessons on) in Moorpark, CA. Three more Simulators are located in other parts of CA. Barbro is the distributor of the Racewood Simulators in the US, offering sales or long term leasing, For more information, please visit: www.alwaysagoodride.com.
Location: White Birch Farm, 10680 Broadway Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 Phone: 831 596 4999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLIDA JANTZ ALLEN DRESSAGE
Allida Allen is located in Soquel, California, between Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Allida is an FEI level trainer and competitor who has worked and trained in England and Germany. She offers 19 years of experience training with some of the best trainers including Karin Rhebein and Sandy Pfleuger and showing for some of the top facilities in the world including Paxton Farms and Gronwohldhof. Her philospophy reflects a classic training style and she believes in training correctly from the beginning in order to achieve true harmony with the horse. She and her students have enjoyed success at all levels of showing. Allida is based out of two barns, minutes apart, that offer all the amenities a horse and rider competing at any level might need. Excellent feed and footing combined with a fitness program that includes turn out and trail rides keep the horses physically and mentally sound. Email email@example.com or phone (805) 712-7355.
Amelia Newcomb Equine Services:
Amelia offers a unique combination of natural horsemanship and classical dressage training to create a trusting and confident relationship between horse and rider. She has a solid background in starting young horses and in developing “problem” horses into competitive dressage horses. The focus with the horses is always to develop both their confidence and respect in the rider. Amelia has successfully competed numerous “problem” horses and horses that she started herself under saddle through the FEI levels. Amelia has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medal and frequently clinics with Sue Halasz-Martin and Christine Traurig. Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S. at the Olympics. She is located in Somis, CA and Amelia is willing to travel to your facility! Contact: 720/838-0990 http://amelianewcombequine.com
AMY WALKER: Amy is located in Encinitas where she rides and trains at Dove Hollow Dressage Center and surrounding areas. A USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, Amy works with both the beginner and the experienced rider from training level through FEI. Her three decades of training background include Tami Crawford, Volker Brommann, Jan Brons, Jo Moran, and Kathlene Raine. In continuing her own education she is currently working with Laurie Falvo Doyle at Dove Hollow Dressage center with her own 5yr old GOV mare Danika and is also starting up her 3yr old Lusitano stallion, Chaman. Being a petite rider, Amy trains her horses with the foremost goal of being that the horse is both easy to ride and happy to work and compete. Contact Amy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 615-969-6457.
ANGELA RIDGWAY DRESSAGE Angela Ridgway is an FEI level dressage trainer and instructor. She has been creating independent, thinking riders since 1990 and believes in a quiet, subtle approach to training. Angela focuses on bio-mechanics of both horse and rider to create "balance in movement". Emphasis is placed on helping riders achieve a functional, effective, and elegant position. She is teaching and training out of Arriba Vista Ranch, set on 220 acres in the rolling foothills of beautiful Sunol Valley on Highway 680 between Pleasanton and Fremont. For information regarding training or clinics, call (925) 895-2377 or email: email@example.com
ANGIE TAYLOR DRESSAGE Angie Taylor has been riding horses for more than 3 decades. She has developed many successful young horses and riders, and progressed them through FEI level.
Angie is unique in her ability to effectively articulate the biomechanics of riding in a way that is easily understood and meaningful to her students. She is able to quickly pinpoint issues, explain why and how they block the aids, and then show her students exactly how to make corrections. All her students demonstrate immediate new found awareness and understanding of how to use their body and the aids to be effective in a subtle and harmonious way.
Angie has studied with Michael Etherly a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist as well as clinicians Christine Traurig, Dietrich Von Hopfgarten, Liz Searle and Charles De Kunffy. She also spent 5 years as a working student with Janet Peters at Steffen Peters Delta Farms Barn in Rancho Santa Fe. She has completed coursework at the International Society of Rider Biomechanics and is presently studying at Equinox.
Angie is currently accepting horses for sale/training and riders of all levels interested in the serious study and understanding of Dressage. Located in San Marcos,just minutes from Del Mar and all major freeways. Contact: angietaylordressage.com or 858-335-8832.
AP DRESSAGE - ALYSSA PITTS
Alyssa Pitts is a successful and active FEI trainer and competitor. She is also a USDF L judge program graduate with distinction and USEF "r" judge candidate. Alyssa is trained by Olympian and World Cup champion Steffen Peters. A self-made rider and trainer, Alyssa has gained a reputation for good horsemanship and skillful riding by achieving repeated successes with many different horses. Notably, she has taken some very difficult "problem" horses and turned them into very successful and competitive show horses. Alyssa is also very adept in training and bringing along green horses. She is a serious and dedicated trainer and rider with high aspirations. Horses trained by her have a high degree of rideability while also being developed to the best of their athletic abilities. Alyssa is also a sought after instructor and clinician with a positive approach to teaching. Her students have been very successful in the show ring as well as in their relationships with their horses. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (650) 906-5561.
ARIANE REZVANI -Silver Cup Training is a full time horse training operation focusing on dressage. I have 25 years of teaching and training experience that includes a lifetime of riding. I have operated my business for the last 10 years out of Golden Hills Farm located in Paso Robles, California. Golden Hills Farm is a 100 acre private facility owned by Kent and Dorreene Gilmore. Facilities include 3 outdoor arenas, 1 covered arena, a covered round pen, a gallop track, and many open miles of trails. Only a limited number of horses and students are taken. Each client receives one on one time to determine needs and goals. Goals can be simple or extensive, in the end the journey is yours. A balance of arena work as well as outside riding (track and trail) is included in the training routine. Ariane Rezvani is a USDF Certified Instructor through 2nd Level, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, and USDF "L" program graduate. For additional information please go to http://www.silvercuptraining.com/ or contact me directly at (805) 712-4561.
ARTEK DRESSAGE - Abdoukadyrov, Zakir and Nailia offer dressage lessons and horse training. For more information about us, please visit http://artek-dressage.com/, inquiries email@example.com, 916-295-3479.
ART 2 RIDE CLASSICAL DRESSAGE Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Master Classical Horsemen Will Faerber and Karen Loshbaugh offer training in the Modern Classical System through Grand Prix. We emphasize the correct development of the horse's topline as the only
true path to lasting success and longevity of the horse and rider. Horses that work correctly over the back become relaxed, light in the bridle and develop into wonderful companions and partners in the Art of Dressage. We work with horses of all types but only with riders that have real compassion for their animals and passion for the art of riding. 858-232-6091 Visit us online at www.art2ride.com
ARTISAN DRESSAGE - Elizabeth and Katie Johnson. We are located in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains in East San Diego County. We are a mother / daughter team offering lessons and training locally and will travel for clinics. Our dressage philosophy integrates harmonious understanding between the horse and rider while fostering the skills needed to excel in the competitive world. We always try to keep the training and competition experience a positive one. Elizabeth holds her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and has been active in the dressage community for over 30 years working with many top trainers from the US and Europe. Her understanding of the amateur and junior rider's needs has been heavily influenced by the experience of coaching her own daughter, Katie Johnson, through FEI, ultimately winning the NAJYRC 2008 Team and Individual Gold Medals. Katie holds her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals as well and is just home from a year of training and competing in Europe. She started teaching at the age of 16 and has a keen eye and super feel. Our training influences most recently include Debbie McDonald and Shannon Peters. Debbie McDonald has played a prominent role in our philosophies and techniques as Katie was a full time working student in 2009 and part time for 2 years prior. We welcome students of all ages and skill levels and will travel for clinics. Our web site is www.artisandressage.com and email is firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 619-561-7366.
BALANCED RIDING, TRACY YOUNG - Tracy has trained and competed many Horses and Ponies from Foal through the FEI. levels. She has vast experience starting Young horses and Ponies of All Breeds. Tracy enjoys preparing horses for Competition, Sale, Breed Registry Inspections, Breed shows,Mare Performance Tests and Keurings. All with great sucess! She is currently breeding and raising her own world class Oldenburg horses.
Since emigrating from the U.K. and becoming a U.S. Citizen Tracy has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and holds her Silver Bar for Freestyle competition. She graduated the L judges program with distinction and is an r judge candidate.Tracy is available for lessons at outside facilities and to judge schooling shows. She is certified with The British Horse Society and has The National Certificate in the Management of Horses from the West Oxfordshire Technical College Of Stud and Stable Husbandry. She has ridden since the age of 8 competing on Pony Club Dressage, Combined Training, Show Jumping, Eventing, Polo and Tetrathalon teams.
Tracy enjoys teaching both Junior and Adult riders . Her lessons are based on the Training scale and producing a happy, relaxed, safe, equine athlete. Working on rider Biomechanics and Body awareness.to help form a willing partnership. between both horse and rider.
Her horses in training enjoy spacious stalls, turnout and trail riding. Based at DeNile farms in Moorpark, nestled amongst a 22 acre Avocado Ranch .Full size dressage court, with excellent footing, lights and Mirrors. A cross country field, over 4 acres of turnout and plenty of trail access.
Horses for Sale are welcome and we offer horses available for lease. Discounts given to Multiple horses.Tracy treats each horse as if it were her own and lives on the premises . Lesson and training packages are tailored to suit both your budget and goals.
All ages and All Breeds are welcome!
Tracy Young (661) 618 8753 cell or (805) 328-0730 home or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Balanced Riding is now on Facebook, Happy Training!
BARBI BREEN-GURLEY - SEA HORSE RANCH
Barbi Breen-Gurley offers instruction, training and long and short term boarding at Sea Horse Ranch, overlooking the ocean on the Central Coast. She teaches interested students at any level of ability, emphasizing correct basics, safety and that "Riding Toward Excellence" can be fun. She is an S Dressage Judge.
2566 Sea Horse Lane, Los Osos, CA 93402, 805-528-0222, 805-528-4464 (fax) email@example.com
BARGLOW DRESSAGE - Katy Barglow is an FEI rider and trainer, a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, a Bronze and Gold Bar holder, a USDF "L" judging program graduate with distinction, and a National Examiner for the Dressage Specialty Ratings of the United States Pony Club. She has trained horses from just-broke to Grand Prix and earned numerous state and national titles along the way. Katy specializes in working with junior riders and hard-working adult amateurs, from beginners through FEI, focusing on correct basics. She enjoys working with eventers and pony clubbers to improve their dressage, and works with all her students towards greater harmony and communication between horse and rider, correct development of the horse, physically and mentally, through correct training, and a greater joy in riding. Katy offers lessons and training in Danville, and is very pleased to be able to offer lunge lessons (focusing on seat, position, and correct use of aids) and dressage lessons on her wonderful Grand Prix schoolmaster, allowing her students to gain an understanding of collection and upper-level movements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 510-676-2152, or visit www.barglowdressage.com for more information.
BETHANY BERNATSKY is happy to announce her new residency in Agoura Hills at Lionheart Ranch. While dressage has been her main passion and focus, she has also trained and ridden all the airs above the ground, competed hunter/jumpers, and taught students in various disciplines. She believes mechanics ARE an integral part of good riding, but relaxation of the riders/ horses’ mind and body are imperative to developing a proper connection that allows each to be FULLY physically and psychologically engaged.
The knowledge of working with numerous breeds of horses including various types of Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, Tennessee Walkers, and Morgans has been extensive. Whether you want to progress to the highest levels of dressage, achieve and maintain physical and mental fitness, or rehabilitate from physical or psychological issues, Bethany welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance. Cell 218-839-9338 email@example.com
BLAZICK DRESSAGE Erin Blazick is a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist, a USDF Certified Instructor-Trainer and a Graduate of the USDF ‘L’ Program with Distinction. Blazick Dressage is located in Lake View Terrace, CA; just 15 minutes north of Burbank. Erin’s systematic approach to teaching maximizes her students potential as they progress up the levels. Re-enforcing correct basics and a classical approach makes her horses happy to work hard and willing to learn. Erin tailors each lesson or training program to the specific needs of every horse and rider team. We welcome everyone, from beginners to experienced riders. It is never too early to start improving! Lesson horses are available for all skill levels. Feel free to contact Erin with questions by phone @(707)953-1227, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our website www.BlazickDressage.com
BLUE CHIP STABLES
Blue Chip Stables is a private training facility located in Penngrove. Lee Webster, USDF Certified Instructor and Bronze Medalist, offers private and semi-private instruction for adults in a friendly and relaxing environment. No school horses, but suitable horses are occasionally available for partial or full lease. Successful sales program provides professional presentation of your horse and includes digital photography, videotaping, and magazine and internet advertising . Resident imported Irish Connemara stallion *Canal Laurinston is owned by Stonybrook Connemaras and stands at Blue Chip Stables. Irish imports and American-bred youngstock are available for purchase. Please visit our website at www.bluechipstables.com for more information.
BETHANY WALLACE SPORT HORSE TRAINING - BETHANY WALLACE
Bethany rides and trains through the FEI Levels and has shown successfully through Intermediare 1. She is also a certified dressage and hunter/jumper instructor with the American Riding Instructor Association. Located in southern San Diego County, Bethany offers training packages at The River Valley Ranch, and may be available for mobile training, depending on her current schedule. From starting young horses under saddle through training for FEI, Bethany is dedicated to developing a relationship with her horses and students that allows them to enjoy their work, their athleticism, and their talents. Please contact Bethany at email@example.com or 619-850-5923.
CALDWELL DRESSAGE - With two locations in Rancho Santa Fe and Poway, Caldwell Dressage prides itself in being one of the friendliest and most accomplished dressage barns in San Diego. We offer individual lessons as well as packages and school horses are available. Learn from Tina Caldwell, a seasoned FEI instructor and her assistant Bonnie Walker, a biomechanics specialist to give yourself every advantage. Whether you are just beginning or have your sites on FEI, Caldwell Dressage can assist you on your journey. Join the great group of people we already have and be a part of something special! Visit our website at www.caldwelldressage.com or phone (858) 337-2863.
Caitlin Casey, a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, is available for training and/or lessons in the North Bay. Caitlin has been a working student and assistant trainer for Jan Ebeling as well as most recently for Sue Curry Shaffer in Santa Rosa. Caitlin is now based in Petaluma and is able to travel to your facility. Caitlin has a great deal of experience working with every level of horse and rider, and is a
compassionate, patient teacher and trainer. For more information please contact Caitlin directly at 707-494-7492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTERED RIDING and DRESSAGE - Carla Bauchmueller has just moved to California from Germany. She is a trainer level A (highest trainer level in Germany), a Centered Riding instructor (Sally Swift), level 3, and a yoga instructor. This unique combination gives her the tools to help riders from beginners to professionals. - Improve your body awareness for balanced, harmonious and successful riding. Carla gives clinics in California and Europe. She is also available for private lessons. She will travel to your facility. - Get 50% off your first private lesson. Visit her website www.CB-riding.com or contact Carla at CB@CB-riding.com or (510) 423-0644.
CHRISTIANE NOELTING DRESSAGE CENTER - www.christianenoelting.com
The Christiane Noelting Dressage Center offers top quality services in the development of the horse and rider from novice to Grand Prix level. With excellent equestrian education in Germany, many years of training and teaching in Germany and over 30 years experience in the US, Christiane and her staff are skilled in all facets of horse and rider training, as well as breeding Hanoverians and Oldenburgs. Christiane is a licensed USEF “r“ Dressage judge.
CNDC is located close to Interstate 80, only 55 miles east of San Francisco and 35 miles west of Sacramento.
6954 Lewis Road | Vacaville, CA 95687 email@example.com 707-454-0565
CLAUDIA ROBERTS, owner of Pacific Dressage, LLC, USDF Bronze medalist, USDF “L” Program graduate, offers Training Level thru FEI instruction in classical dressage. Based out of the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Lake View Terrace, she has training programs designed with both horse and rider in mind. Specializes in sports psychology having earned a masters degree in the field. The facility offers a variety of boarding options, large turn out pens, two full size dressage courts, a number of jumping arenas, miles of safe trails in and around the National Forest, and four rated dressage shows per year. Please call Claudia for further information @ 818/256-6080 and check out the website @ www.pacificdressage.com
COLLEEN REID established the Equine Sports Complex in 1993 and has
been at this location since 2001. She operates a full service
boarding/training/teaching Dressage facility. She manages 40 head of
horses, in addition to a full schedule of teaching, training, and
showing. She is trained in classical Dressage tradition combined with
her education in and knowledge of modern Biomechanics. Colleen has
experience in management of riding and breeding stock, and more than
15 years experience on a top breeding and show farm, prior to starting
her own facility. This combination of experience gives her the daily
hands-on knowledge of horses and horsemanship that keeps the horses
and riders under tutelage advancing through the ranks, sound and
By combining her day to day dressage training with the modern tool of
a Riding Simulator, affectionately know as "SImon", Colleen offers the
best of old and new world teaching and training techniques, enabling
her students to reach National Ranking at all levels through Grand
Prix. Equine Sports Complex www.electricschoolmaster.com
DAAN Denise Nelson-Finster and DAAN Sporthorses is located in the beautiful mountains of Anza, California where her facility is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego, near Temecula. We work with amateurs and junior riders using an exciting list of experienced dressage horses. Bring your own horse or work with one of ours, we love to show. Our atmosphere is warm and friendly. We stress excellence with absolute attention to the horse. Dressage is about a finely tuned relationship with these incredible horses. This relationship is encouraged and developed expertly. We are proud to be working with the Scholastic Equestrian Team of Palm Desert as their dressage coach. Denise has her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and is an experienced FEI competitor.
We encourage inquires at www.hotbloods.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 951/972-2653.
DAVID BLAKE DRESSAGE
FEI Rider and USDF gold medalist David Blake offers training of horse and rider through the levels to Grand Prix. He is located at Arroyo Del Mar San Diego. He specializes in helping you to achieve your goals, whether starting you and your horse's show career, or advancing you and your horse's skills to the FEI levels.
ZOLA "DAVIRRO" Wheeler: USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist. USDF Certified Instructor/L Judge. USET Long List 1980-1985. LAEC Grand Prix Dressage Champion. Over 30 years Dressage Instruction and Training experience, Training Level to Grand Prix. Available for Clinics, Instruction and Judging. Grass Valley. 530-272-8663 email: email@example.com
DEL MAR DRESSAGE
Is located in Del Mar, San Diego, Ca. right of Interstate 5. About a mile and a half east at Del Mar Horse Park. Bettina Loy, the head trainer, born and raised in Germany came to California in 1996. Here she meets Guenter Seidel. Working for Guenter in the next 4 years she had the wonderful opportunity to care for and work with Dick and Jane Browns exquisite horses. After assisting Guenter at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, she went to work and ride for Linda Alexander, Guenter Seidel Training Stables at Del Mar Horse Park. After a couple of years Bettina had the opportunity to take over Linda’s barn, as Linda relocated. She still takes regular lessons with Guenter and is proud to have been a student of the late Dietrich von Hopffgarten. Who she rode with for 5 years. Bettina on occasion also rides with Sue Blinks and Christine Traurig. Offering training from beginners thru FEI. We have a full service barn that provides a very open family like atmosphere. Come take a look!
DRESSAGE AND SPORT HORSES by Renee. FEI and CDI competitor, Renee Johnson, has raised, trained and shown horses since 1987. Winning numerous National USDF Horse of the Year Awards, CDS Horse of the Year Awards and Regional Championships with her horses, Ulla (by Kamuela), Kamuela, Kai, Inxs, Milky Way. Renee earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals on horses she has trained herself - from their very first backing through FEI. Training under Mr. Conrad Schumacher for the last eight years, Renee has refined her riding skills under his classical guidance. Mr. Schumacher's exclusive clinics have been instrumental in bringing her Dutch stallion, Kamuela, to Grand Prix. Renee is available to help you develop your horse. Lessons and full or part training are available in Clovis, near Fresno and Ram Tap. Clinics and coaching services are available, please inquire. Renee is also available for judging; licenced by USEF dressage judge (r). All inquires: 559.260.0620. www.trickponies.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DRESSAGE GETAWAY is a 10 acres riding facility in Indio. This is the headquarters for the dressage Getaway Horse Shows held in Thermal, California. Patricia Aiken is owner and trainer. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. Patricia has a few school horses she can teach with from beginner to Grand Prix. It is a private facility with a covered arena, turnouts and an open field for hacking. The old world style barn stays cool in the warm months. The walls are block and the roof is clay tile. The structure is also cooled by misters and fans in each stall. Horses are accepted on a short term basis. Call Patricia Aiken at 760 702 0528 or e-mail DressageGetaway@gmail.com you can also visit our website www.DressageGetaway.com
visit us and take the unique opportunity to further your dressage education by watching streamed videos on your desktop, of the most respected dressage talent from around the world. See and hear superior local and Olympic talent, train and ride in authentic, unedited, unchoreographed schooling sessions. The intent is to allow one to learn by seeing the riders influence on the horse and the horses influence on the rider. If you have ever wondered what the judge sees and what constitutes a given score you can find the answers here. The "Judges View" allows the highly educated eye of our esteemed judges to explain in detail, by movement, how scores were awarded…. and....last but not least we have to think about the overall well being of horse and rider, things such as equine chiropractics and massage, rider fitness, how to choose a dressage horse, saddle fitting, hoof care and much more can be found under the "Specialty Content" tab and throughout the website.
EMILY LASHER - Absolutely every horse is a unique individual and to achieve success each must be approached differently. Do you have a horse with a rearing issue? Does your horse have trouble trailer loading? Are you getting frustrated with your young horse? Each of these problems originates from poor horse and handler communication. Emily Lasher Dressage works to effectively support each horse or horse and rider pair in clearing up these misunderstandings. Emily Lasher has been starting and training dressage horses for over 15 years helping each horse work to his or her full potential. She has worked with Dressage horses of all breeds and levels. Young horses in training with her acquire confidence and trust and willingness to tackle every challenge. Emily’s clients, with a basic understanding of dressage fundamentals, are able to go on to easily pursue anything from trail riding, eventing, jumping, reining, or skijoring. Emily’s background has produced many successful FEI horses and riders as well, dressage being her ultimate competition goal. Emily trains out of the greater Rancho Santa Fe area. She can be contacted at 619-865-1571, email@example.com, or through emilylasherdressage.com.
EMILY TEARS - Emily has been an active exhibitor in the Southern California dressage community since a young age and is currently training out of Circle P Ranch in Escondido, CA. She is a recipient of numerous CDS and USDF awards as well as a member of the 2007 gold medal team at the North American Young Rider Championships. She has experience at all levels, from the developing horse through Grand Prix. She also has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona giving her an extensive knowledge of proper equine care. Emily welcomes all levels and breeds and looks forward to helping you and your horse achieve your goals. Full, half, and quarter training options are available and if you do not own a horse yourself, she even has a lesson horse available! For more information please visit her website at www.emilytearsdressage.com or you can contact her via phone (949) 233-3171 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERIKA JANSSON Erika moved to USA from Sweden in 1997 and has worked with private stables until now. She has accepted the position as Santa Rosa Equestrian Centers new Dressage Trainer. Please feel free at any time to call her even if you just have a question about your horse(s) that you would like to have answered. She offers, private dressage lessons, lower to advanced. Help educate your horse within the lesson, for competition or sale and much more. She has monthly cavaletti clinic’s at SREC. To learn more about Erika please visit her website at www.ejdressage.com, e-mail her at email@example.com or call her at 707-326-7612.
EUROPEAN EQUESTRIAN CONCEPTS is the home of Karen Ball Dressage. Karen and EEC are dedicated to the advancement and education of each horse and rider in training. Located at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano, California, EEC offers a competitive training program amongst beautiful relaxing scenery.
EEC offers a variety of services and opportunities. At EEC, you'll see daily work training competitive horses and riders from beginning to advanced levels.
Our riders compete Nationally and Internationally and our horses have qualified for state and regional finals from Training level through Grand Prix. Owner and trainer Karen Ball is a successful Dressage coach of many JR/YR riders, who have received High Point Honors and have qualified for National Clinics and/or Teams as well as FEI International JR/YR Teams.
Additionally, European Equestrian Concepts is an official contact to the Holsteiner Federation, Elmshorn-Germany. Import, consulting, and sale opportunities are available. Also, personalized sales trips to Europe are available. Please contact us for more information. www.eeconcepts.com
Faith Grimm is a USDF Bronze and Silver recipient with over 30 years teaching and training experience. She teaches with a relaxed, enjoyable style that develops the horse and rider to the utmost of their abilities. Faith's instruction and training is based on classical principles and the USDF Certified Instructors guidelines. Faith works with all levels and abilities because Dressage is fundamental training for all riders and all horses. Based in La Habra Heights at Felicity Farm, Faith has openings for a few clients at the farm. Contact FaithGrimm@Adelphia.net 714/904-9637 www.FelicityFarm.net
Gayle is an experienced and successful trainer with horses of all ages, breeds and dispositions, including stallions, from young horses through FEI. Her clientele range from competitive dressage riders to those just starting dressage. She has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals and is also a Graduate of the USDF L PRogram. One of Gayle's main goals is to facilitate a strong, successful partnership between horse and rider. In the peaceful and professional environment of the beautiful Circle GP Ranch, she will structure for you an individualized training or lesson program that will assist you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself and your horse. For more information please visit gaylesmithdressage.com or contact Gayle at 951-204-5159.
GINA DURAN -TOPLINE DRESSAGE TRAINING
is located at Greenville Equestrian Center in the beautiful wine vineyards of Livermore California. Greenville Equestrian Center is designed for the optimal care of horses, with equine safety and comfort foremost in the design and choice of building materials. The arenas have superb sand and rubber footing. The setting is serene and lovely, and provides an ideal place for riding and training. There is wine tasting within walking distance as well as quaint restaurants. Greenville Equestrian Center offers oversized box stalls that are 12x24, and box stalls with paddocks. There are two very large riding arenas; an indoor arena with mirrors through out and the outdoor that overlooks the vineyards of Livermore. There are 2 round pens with the same excellent footing; one under cover as well as a covered Equisisor. The management is caring and courteous and the grounds are meticulously groomed. Topline Dressage Training is run by Gina Duran, a USDF Certified Instructor and FEI rider. Gina is also a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist. She has trained many horses and coached many of her students to national awards. Gina is very dedicated and devoted to the sport of dressage as well as helping her clients achieve their riding goals. She continues her education on a weekly basis with USDF certified instructor Rachel Saavedra as well attending clinics with people such as Gunter Zach, George Williams, Steffen Peters, and Conrad Schumacher. For more detailed information please visit her website at www.topline-training.com or call (925) 858-3933.
GRAY HORSE STABLES
Lessons and Training through Grand Prix with Joanna Gray-Randle, USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist and "L" Program Graduate. Joanna Gray-Randle offers full service boarding at a beautiful, private, gated facility in Moorpark, CA. Joanna provides calm, patient instruction and training in a serene and friendly environment. Professional assistance with horse purchases and sales. Cell phone: 805-479-3398; Home phone: 805-375-3946; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HALF HALT FARMS/HEIDI RIDDLE
Heidi Riddle built Half Halt Farms in 1990. Half Halt Farms is situated in the Briones Valley in the rural part of Martinez. Just minutes away from the hub of East Bay Area cities. Half Halt Farms is a full service competitive Dressage and 3-Day Eventing facility. We have a large indoor arena with mirrors, outdoor full dressage court, and large outdoor stadium jumping arena. With 40+ acres of conditioning trails, Half Halt Farms offers great variety for the athletic training of competition horses. We even have the start of a low level cross country course.
Heidi is a USDF 4th level certified instructor. She holds her Bronze and Silver medals and freestyle bronze and silver as well. Heidi has 30 years of experience competing at the FEI levels. She has taken many of her students to national competitions including the NAYRC in dressage and eventing. Heidi emphasizes biomechanics and effective riding skills in her passion for teaching.
Half Halt Farms offers full or part time training for the dressage or event horse, coaching at shows, lessons on schooling horses, and sponserships. Trailer in's are welcome. You can reach Heidi at
Riddlehhf@aol.com or see her website at www.halfhaltfarms.net
HEIDI CHOTE - FIRST CHANCE FARM
Heidi Chote has owned and operated First Chance Farm, a full care dressage facility in Wilton, CA since 1988. FCF has a full dressage court with mirrors, additional 80x30 meter arena, shaded turnout pastures and is 15 minutes from Murieta Equine Complex and Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center, two of northern California’s premiere show venues.
Heidi is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist with all medals earned on self made horse. Also a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level, a USDF “L Graduate, she has studied biomechanics for 20+ years. Heidi has coached many students to USDF, CDS, Junior, Amateur Adult, Pony, All Breed and National Championships. In addition, numerous students have earned USDF medals. Not all students choose to compete their horses, but all receive an education with strong theoretical understanding and implementation of the Training Scale.
Heidi has studied with numerous top instructors including studies in Warendorf, Germany at the International Academy of Equestrian Studies. She pursues on-going education, including attendance to the Global Dressage Forum, USDF FEI Trainer’s Conferences, USDF Developing Faculty Workshops, Teacher Training, Adult Amateur and JR/YR clinics etc. in an effort to better serve her cliental. Several of Heidi’s students have gone on to become instructors or other equestrian related professionals.
Heidi is a current member of USDF, CDS and USEF with First Aid Certification since 1979. For further information, please call 916 687-8021, email Firstchancefarm@frontiernet.net or visit our website at Firstchancefarm.com.
HIGH POINT FARM Classical dressage following the German training scale.
Kimberly Monk qualified FEI instructor (British Horse Society I) Bronze and Silver medal recipient. Also, Trainer and Coach of many USDF National and Regional Champions. Holding the highest median in the history of USDF.
Private facility in north county San Diego with 24 hours security, sand / lightfoot arena and miles of groomed trails for happy sound competitive horses.
Open, Junior/Young Rider, Amateurs at all levels are welcomed.
HIGH SCHOOL FARM
USDF Gold medalist, Michael Pineo has trained numerous horses from Training Level to FEI, including stallions, mares and geldings. Michael is based at his private facility, High School Farm, located mid-way between Monterey and the SF Bay Area in Watsonville, CA. We have excellent footing, all weather outdoor and covered arenas with mirrors and sound system, and most important, an outstanding record of safety and soundness. Michael works with horses and riders of all levels, and specializes in helping to master the "3Ps" of upper level dressage: piaffe, passage and pirouette. He trains all horses personally without the use of working students and stallions are always welcome on a space available basis. Email: email@example.com
HOLMBERG & WADEBORN DRESSAGE
Located in Lake View Terrace, CA. 818-899-7977. European dressage training in California. Classical dressage training with over 30 years experience. Low key environment. All levels and experience. Approved breeding stallion available: Mix Max. Visit our website at: hwdressage.com
HORSE GATE STABLES - Training, Boarding, Sales in Murrieta, CA 92562
We are a private gated facility offering full or part time training for dressage horses, lessons, coaching at shows, and social activities. The facility offers box stalls with runs attached, Covered Arena with irrigated synthetic Pro-Ride footing groomed daily, sound system, optional all day turn out, and miles of trails. We also have a limited number of outside paddocks available. Beginner through FEI level instruction is available by Niki Hall. Trailer in's are welcome. We are located in the beautiful La Cresta area of Murrieta just 8 minutes from the Interstate 15 Freeway. We welcome amateur riders of all abilities! Special discounts and consideration for active CDS members! Come ride with us. Contact Julie Hoxmeier (951) 232-2629
JANE McCLOUD DRESSAGE
is located at the Paddock Riding Club in Los Angeles and has been there for 27 years. She does not believe that you can put a rider and their horse into a mold and treat them all the same way. Her emphasis is placed on the understanding between horse and rider, which comes from a secure and correct position. She does not believe in "training gimmicks" of any kind. Her students range from beginners, to a USDF Judge. Jane also hosts monthly 2 day clinics with USDF Judge, Elizabeth Searle, which are open to the public.
JASON CANTON - Jason and Jessica Canton Dressage at Dutch Dreamhorses Inc. Located on the Central Coast of California in Aromas. The stable amenities include mirrors in the outside Dressage arena . Oversized stalls individual turn out, a Euro Walker by Belebro and a Q-Line Solarium and Vitafloor. Haul in lessons are welcome to all riders of all levels, full training for horse and rider or specialized training packages, can be created to suit you and your beloved horses needs. Also clinics at your farm are available.
Jason' showing experience is vast. Combined, his students have earned 6 USDF Gold Medals, 9 USDF Silver Medals, and 12 USDF Bronze Medals. His Students have won USDF Regional Championships thru the Grand Prix Level. And Jason has trained Junior/ Young Riders that have qualified for and competed in the USEF Festival Of Champions and to Individual Bronze Medal. Jason himself has competed successfully to the Grand Prix Level in California as well as in West Palm Beach, Florida, Germany and Holland. In 2007 Jason competed Duvallier, owned by Collecting Gaits Farm, in Alpharetta , Georgia in Germany at CDN level shows at Grand Prix. He also competed his own horse, Grandioso, in the FEI 6 year old Bundeschampionate qualifiers in Germany.
Jessica Canton has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals. In 2005, Jessica won the Dressage Seat Medal, a USEF national championship. Qualified and competed at the NAYRC, in 2006, 2007, 2008. Also in 2008 Jessica qualified and competed at the festival of champions. And has competed in numerous Regional championships through the Grand Prix Level.
Jason Canton 831/252-1809 Jessica Canton 831/252-1842
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Cantondressage.com
JEC A. BALLOU
CLASSICAL TRAINING in Santa Cruz. Author of 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider, Jec A. Ballou is a long-time student of classical equitation and horsemanship. She was raised by parents who shared expertise in FEI competitions as varied as carriage driving, endurance riding, and dressage. Ballou has trained extensively in Portugal and also in Holland, Germany, and throughout the United States. She has written numerous articles for Dressage Today and other magazines, all of which draw on her passion of evaluating and improving equine balance and movement. In training and lesson settings, she assists riders to develop effective riding positions towards that goal. She specializes in non-Warmblood breeds for training (Iberian horses, Morgans, Arabians, etc.) and all levels of riders. (831) 419-3445.
JESSICA MILLER DRESSAGE - Jessica is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. As a trainer she prioritizes the safety and well-being of horse and rider while using her years of riding experience, theoretical knowledge and enthusiastic talent for teaching to inspire, encourage and mentor her students. Jessica has started many young horses, excelled with difficult horses and believes that patience, clarity and praise are the key elements of successful horse training. Jessica trains out of Woodbridge Farm in Petaluma CA. Please visit her website at www.jessicamillerdressage.com
JESUS PIRIS DRESSAGE - An Extraordinary Opportunity for the Serious
Student of Dressage: Now established in San Diego County, Jesús Piris is
a former Instructor from the Royal Spanish Riding School of Spain. His
background includes the Portuguese, Spanish and French classical schools.
A master rider and trainer, he has extensive experience with virtually
all breeds and is known for producing extraordinarily light, responsive,
correct and happy mounts with brilliant and expressive upper level
movements. Currently accepting a limited number students and horses in
training, beginning through Grand Prix. Talented and gorgeous Spanish
imports also offered for sale. Located 25 minutes east of the San Diego
International Airport, and also available for travel to clinics. For
more information, google Jesus Piris Dressage, or contact: Rebeca Córdova
at 619-846-6742 or CaballoPRE@cox.net
JO MORAN DRESSAGE
FEI rider, competitor and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. USET listed rider. We offer training of horse and rider of all levels and have many training programs to suit your needs and help you achieve both you and your horse's goals and show career. Jo is currently showing Int. 2 and Grand Prix on Minna and Luxor. Nacho, Jo's husband, is currently showing his young horse at first level this year. Nacho bought Charisma as a 2 yr. old. Located on 6 beautiful acres in Valley Center in San Diego at our own Private Facility. Come and visit our beautiful facility. Training, Clinic and Sales. email : email@example.com. Phone (760) 805-8864 or Nacho (760) 805-8865
JOAN WILLIAMS is located in Soquel California. She is a USEF “r” judge, is a USDF Certified instructor, holds the USEF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, and the Gold Freestyle bar. She is a Grand Prix dressage rider, and FEI competitor. Joan works with both the beginner and the experienced rider from training level through FEI with special emphasis on the competition rider and musical freestyles. We have a great group with wonderful camaraderie and an emphasis on helping one another. For more information, 408-512-2890, firstname.lastname@example.org www.joanwilliamsdressage.com www.windsongequestrian.net
KAMILA DUPONT "I believe anyone who is dedicated, has a good teacher and a sound horse, can enjoy the rewards of dressage. My journey began in Pony Club, and hard work helped me reach the Grand Prix Level. I love competing, it gives structure and goals to riding. I spent years training and competing in Europe, which has given me a unique understanding of how to bring a horse up the levels. I connect very well with adult amateurs and trained the 2011 USDF Amateur Grand Prix rider of the year, Melissa Hogan. I am located in the Northern Los Angeles area. 805-280-5525."
KATJA ELK - German Dressage rider Katja Elk offers her training services at SY Valley View Farm, a beautiful, full-service training facility in the Santa Ynez valley. Based on the principles of classical dressage, a thorough understanding of biomechanics as well as the horse’s natural response system Katja provides gentle, effective training solutions for horses and people. She greatly enjoys working with riders of different backgrounds and horses of varying breeds. From seasoned riders who would like to know more about the ‘art and anatomy’ of dressage to 3-day-eventers wanting to improve their dressage skills to adult riders getting back into the saddle and those who would like to work their way up into the show ring. Young horses, older horses, horses with ‘issues’ -- everyone is welcome – and partial or full training set-ups are available. Trailer-ins are welcome, too. In lessons, lectures and clinics Katja offers information and inspiration to riders looking for a more satisfying experience and better results with their horses. For more information and ongoing activities please visit Katja’s website at www.gentlesolutionsdressage.com. Email: email@example.com. Phone 805-350-4888. Location: SY Valley View Farms, 4208 Casey Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460.
KHM Dressage consists of husband/wife team Katie Hoefs-Martin and Erik Martin. We are located at the prestigious Gilroy Gaits Equestrian Center on the Gilroy/Hollister boarder. Along with being a successful competitor to Grand Prix and USDF Gold Medalist, Katie takes pride in developing horses and riders, regardless of their competitive aspirations. She works with all skill levels of riders, all breeds of horses, young horse to Grand Prix, mares, geldings, stallions. Her utmost goal for each rider is to build a confident, trusting relationship with his/her horse through Basics and effective rider- position understanding so that both horse and rider enjoy their "jobs". Erik has been starting horses for over 15 years for all breeds and disciplines. He has a tremendous understanding of what's required of a dressage horse and starts them accordingly to set them up for success in their future career. Katie and Erik work closely together to transition the young horse from basic training to the competion arena. KHM Dressage offers full and partial training packages for the young/green horse or rider to Grand Prix. khmdressage.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-714-7525
KIM ELSNER - Autumn Breeze Training, located at LionHeart Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. Kim is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist. She has 20 years of experience riding and training horses with multiple year end championships and awards through Grand Prix. Her calm and quiet approach builds a trusting relationship between horse and rider. Kim worked as Hilda Gurney’s assistant trainer for 2 years as well as other FEI trainers. She has extensive experience starting and successfully showing young horses and giving them the correct foundation and confidence to move up the levels. She has experience showing many different breeds through the levels. Kim takes the time necessary to develop a correct, happy and willing horse. Her instruction gives the riders the understanding of the basics and confidence in the rider’s position to move up. Contact Kim at email@example.com 303-917-0094 www.autumnbreezetraining.com
KIM KEENAN DRESSAGE
Kim Keenan offers full care service and a variety of training programs for the amateur rider, Training through Grand Prix. Kim has received all her USDF medals as well as numerous Horse of the Year titles through Intermediare I. She has competed through Grand Prix with a 20th in the nation rank in 1996. She has brought 3 horses to the FEI level from scratch. (858) 518-4128; (760) 918-0650 fax
Kirsten Linley, a USDF Silver Medalist has established her training program at Somerset Farms located in Winters, California. Kirsten has all levels of horses in training from yearlings on the ground to horses at Grand Prix. Kirsten also has all levels of riders. For the past two years, Kirsten was a successful Small Tour competitor and has recently debuted two FEI geldings at I-2 and Grand Prix. Kirsten has been long-listed for the U.S. for the past two years. For more information, please vist: www.KirstenLinley.com
Dressage Training for the horse and rider, based on a passion for classical dressage training principles. Specializing in young horses. Training/Lesson packages available at Sanbar Dressage in Petaluma, and throughout Marin county. References available. 707-637-6259, Laine@Lsmsporthorses.com
LAURA PRICE is a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist. She has worked with many top trainers and judges including Axel Stiener, Jane Weatherwax, Morton Thompson, and Juan Munoz Diaz. Laura has competed at many regional, national, and international competitions and is currently competing at the FEI level. She is very active in the competition world. Laura works with many horses, training through grand prix, and is familiar with working with many breeds and ages. She enjoys creating a journey of dressage for both horse and rider, in and out of the show ring. Laura welcomes clients of all levels and ages, training through FEI. She offers work with young horses, sales horses, problem horses, breaking, training packages, and lessons. She is also available to come to you! Laura’s key components in her training are patience and harmony. When asked about her training approaches she states, “There must be a a certain respect between horse and rider, and from that mutual respect, comes harmony, fluidity, and happiness.” Phone (760) 533-0435 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
LENA NORDLOF DAVIS
The Riding Club - USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist on self trained horses. L-Program Graduate. Lena offers a modern approached to dressage training. It is about reaching your goals while enjoying the journey and this goes for the horse as well. A happy horse will perform to the highest of his own ability and this is where the true joy is found. Recently remolded Fairbanks is a beautiful facility with miles of trails Euro walker, mirror and good footing. Full care and layup service availible. Clinics offered regularly. Schoolmasters sometimes available.
Contact Lena at 760-822-7383 or Dressagewithlena.net
LEHUA CUSTER is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist. She is also a USDF "L" graduate and is located in sunny southern California. She has been riding and training for the passed 20 years and was the assistant trainer for Olympian Hilda Gurney for the last 9 years. Lehua has extensive experience with training and showing horses at all levels. She is experienced in starting young horses and has participated in the young horse program. Lehua is also confident working with and promoting stallions. Contact Lehua today and see your horse reach its potential. lehuacuster.com email@example.com 818 590 4040. Moorpark, Ca 93021
LINDA SHUE TRAINING is committed to training and teaching classical dressage. Young riders and adults welcome. I take a personal interest in each horse and rider, and work with bringing their talents and personalities to peak performance. I offer a comprehensive program of rehabilitations for poorly trained and injured horses. Program options include traditional veterinarian care, acupuncture, herbal supplementations. Some of our amenities include: spacious stalls with turn-outs, superb footing, mirrored dressage court, bull pens, jumping arena, manicured trails, and a peaceful atmosphere. Come join a winning team with happy horses. Now serving Los Angeles, San Dimas 949-677-5737 Lindashued@aol.com
LIZ MORTON -- Dressage training and instruction in the Hi-Desert area from Intro to Third Level. Liz is an Equine Canada certified instructor and coach, and specializes in working with Adult Amateur riders and all breeds. Adult beginners and "returning riders" are welcome! Individual programs encourage riders to progress according to their own goals, and emphasize the classical training scale along with good horsemanship. Liz has trained with international FEI competitors and clinicians with Olympic credentials, and offers private lessons, coaching for competition, and leasing opportunities. Liz owns and operates La Brisa Stables, 30 minutes from Palm Springs and conveniently located for major competitions as well as recreational riding. Large arena and 20x60 dressage court on site. For more information, please visit www.la-brisa.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
located at La Jolla Equestrian Center in Pleasanton, CA. Fabulous facility with 3 sand/rubber arenas and various stabling options. Laurie is a 4th Level USDF Certified Instructor, who also has her bronze and silver medals. She has over 23 years over riding experience and has taught for over 10 years. All levels and ages are welcome. email: email@example.com or phone: (510) 508-9614.
LYRIC DRESSAGE - trainer Allison Mathy - USDF Gold Medalist, Allison Mathy proudly offers training of Horse and Rider through Grand Prix. Allison has over ten years of experience in Dressage – and continues competing in National arenas with U.S. Olympians and international FEI riders. She works with horses and riders of all levels, and especially enjoys working with Jr. and Young Riders, and Iberian/Baroque horses. Her program is goal-oriented, with students regularly working toward competitions and achieving their USDF Bronze and Silver Medals. Allison hosts several world-class clinicians throughout the year at Flying Cloud Farm and across the United States. Contact Allison Mathy, 858-401-2668, firstname.lastname@example.org www.flyingcloudfarm.com, www.lyricdressage.com
MELISSA CRESWICK - Located in Clovis, CA. Available for lessons or clinics. Meilssa teaches about 40 lessons per month and gives over 8 clinics per year. Melissa is an S judge and R Sporthorse Breed Judge. She has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. Her teaching is committed to the basics and her desire is for every horse and rider to reach their full potential. Melissa believes it is not just about today, it is about the goal. 559/298-1401, email@example.com
MELONIE KESSLER is a USEF “S” Dressage Judge. She is also a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist with 30 years of teaching, training and showing horses in both Dressage and Hunters. She has trained and shown horses to regional, state and national championships from Training level through Grand Prix. In addition, she is a graduate of Pleasant Hollow Farms, located in Pennsylvania, with a diploma in riding, training, teaching and stable management. Her philosophy in teaching and training is to always show respect for the horse.
MELONIE KESSLER DRESSAGE
MICHELLE WILLUMSEN DRESSAGE - Chatelaine Farms. Michelle has been riding and showing for over 25 years. She learned to ride in Europe and has ridden and trained with Johannes Westendarp, Mary Wanless, Leslie Morse, Michael Lieberg, Kristina Harrison and Nina Winternheimer. Michelle’s philosophy reflects a classical training style that emphasizes the bio-mechanics of both horse and rider in a manner that is both fair and empathetic to all horses.. Her focus is placed on helping riders achieve a functional and effective position by instilling in her students new found body awareness as a means to achieve clearer communication with their horses. She has the unique ability to effectively articulate the bio-mechanics of riding in a way that is easily understood and meaningful to her students. She is able to quickly discern rider’s issues and helps her students understand how making appropriate corrections leads to a more harmonious partnership with their horses. Michelle’s philosophy allows her students to become more competent and confident riders in or out of the show ring. Michelle welcomes horses of all breeds and riders from various disciplines. Chatelaine Farms is located at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Phone 213-712 -7253. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit at MichelleWillumsenDressage.com
MKG Dressage - MARTHA GREGORY
USDF Certified Trainer/Instructor and USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist Martha Gregory has been training horses and riders for over 20 years, and in 2000 established MKG Dressage, serving the South and East bay areas. Martha's students compete successfully at local, rated and championship shows. She welcomes students and horses of all levels, ages and abilities, ranging from beginners and individuals wishing to explore dressage, to riders who wish to actively compete and work their way up the levels. Martha furthers her own education by taking regular clinics with Gerhard Politz, German National Gold Medalist and USDF Instructor Certification Examiner/Faculty Member. She is a two time attendee of the invitational USDF Trainer's Conference with Conrad Schumacher. In addition, she works regularly with other local FEI trainers to keep her skills polished between clinics and shows. MKG Dressage provides a comprehensive training program at Circle J Equestrian Center, Livermore, CA, with services that include lessons, clinics, full training of horse and/or rider, and coaching at shows. Martha also provides training and lessons in the San Jose/Saratoga area at Garrod Farms. Martha can be reached at (408) 828-2609 or at email@example.com.
NELLIE MARTIN-GILES DRESSAGE
Nellie is located at La Jolla Equestrian Center in Pleasanton, CA. La Jolla is a very friendly and supportive environment. Nellis is patient, kind, safe and fun for both horse and rider. She also competes and coaches students and horses at shows. She also clinics regularly with USDF Instructor /Faculty member Rachel Saavedra, Gunter Zack and Juan Matute. Nellie is a USDF Certified Instructor and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NICOLE CHASTAIN PRICE Experience with Integrity-is located in Santa Ynez, California andoffers full service Dressage Training, Lessons and Sales Programs for all levels, breeds and ages of horses and their riders. Trailer-in lessons and clinics welcome. Nicole is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and an ‘L’ Program Graduate with Distinction. Nicole uses her 25 years of experience working for and with some of the industries best trainers and riders to find a program that fits each horse and rider as an individual so that they may achieve their goals. Nicole has proven experience in the show ring with many horses of many different breeds. With her husband Brad Price, she offers an exceptional young horse program developing well rounded horses for their future in Sport or pleasure. They incorporate riding outside, trails, cavaletti, longlining and exposure to all kinds of stimulus to prepare the youngsters for successful careers. Biomechanics, Pilates for the Riders and Physiotherapy for the horses are of special interest and Nicole hosts several clinics a year to continue her education with top industry professionals such as Jan Ebeling,-Olympian:Sarah Martin-USDF Cert. Inst., FEI rider and trainer with all medals, “L” grad with distinction; Janice Dulak, Pilates for Dressage Riders and Gail Williams, renowned veterinary physiotherapist from the UK. For the horse she views Dressage not only as a sport, but an art, and…as physical therapy to develop sound minds and sound bodies. Horses at the ranch enjoy customize work programs, daily turnout, laser therapy, magnetic therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, supplement advice and world-class veterinary and farrier care. Stallion standing services also available as well as rehab and retirement programs. www.nicolechastain.com, email@example.com 805/217-7433.
FEI rider Nina Winternheimer offers high quality dressage lessons and training at the state-of-the-art facility Equinox Equestrian Center in La Tuna Canyon, Sun Valley. This must-see facility features a covered arena with mirrors, superb footing and much more. Nina was trained at the Swedish National Stud of Flyinge and focuses on bringing adult amateurs and their horses up the levels, following classical principles with humane methods while keeping it fun. Website: nwdressage.com Phone: 323-559-1444 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PADDINGTON STATION RIDING
Dressage and Event Trainer specialising in the beginner/novice rider through 2nd Level with certified BHS instructor on beautiful 75 acre ranch approx 100 miles north of San Francisco. Also English Riding Camps offered for both Adults and Children. All inclusive rates per week. Boarding and lay-ups offered - 24 hour care reasonable rates. Tel: (707) 743-2541
RANCHO PURA VIDA – ALEJANDRO SALAZAR
Specializing in the training and instruction of dressage, hunter and jumper horses and riders, Alejandro strives to create an environment where clients can safely enjoy their passion, grow ability and confidence, inspire and be inspired. Alejandro grew up in Costa Rica where he had a chance to work with numerous trainers from South America, Europe, and North America, and was a member of the national riding team representing his country in national and international competition. Now as a professional trainer and competitor, his enthusiasm, expertise and dedication to the sport he loves is demonstrated in all aspects of his programs -- from elevating the abilities and performance of seasoned competitors to starting the young horse under saddle. Alejandro maintains a client family of horses and riders at all levels – from novice to advanced competitor – while continually working to elevate his horsemanship and performance as rider and trainer at advanced levels of competition. Diamond Springs, CA. Email - email@example.com. (530) 306-6818. www.ranchopuravida.com
Rebecca Cushman is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist. She is the trainer at Paradigm Sporthorse Training on the Marin/Sonoma county line, a stunning facility with a 100 x 200 covered arena, outdoor arena, and over 200 acres of trails. Rebecca teaches riders and horses of all levels, in addition to rehabilitating horses with sports injuries. The barn boasts an educational, family like, and supportive atmosphere. For more information contact Becky at 415-717-1775.
ROBIN GARRETT DRESSAGE
Located in Fallbrook, CA. We offers training from training Level through FEI for both horses and riders.
Robin Garrett is a longtime professional dressage rider and trainer. Robin has been riding for over 25 years. After receiving her Bachelor Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Robin traveled to Florida where she completed years of internship with International rider and competitor Tina Konyot. In the mid 90's Robin relocated to California to be the assistant of Laura Doyle in Rancho Santa Fe. After working many years with Laura Doyle, Robin started her own riding and training program.
Robin has ridden in Europe and has been responsible for training countless successful dressage riders and horses, included a gold medal winning horse in young rider competition.
Contact information: 760-716-3401 firstname.lastname@example.org
SABINE BARON WRIGHT DRESSAGE Quality dressage training and instruction for both horse and rider from Training Level through FEI. All levels are welcomed. Beautiful, private, full service facility located in the beautiful ranch area called “Hidden Valley” near Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks. Friendly and professional atmosphere. Sales and buying trips to Europe available. ** Lease Horses Available ** Full & Partial Training Available ** Mirrored Dressage Arena with Nike Footing ** Jump Arena with Nike Footing ** Large Stalls with Comfort Stall Mattresses ** Full Service Care ** Liberty Horse Exerciser ** 24x24 Covered Outdoor ** Turnouts ** For more information, contact Sabine at: Phone: (805) 857-3864 ** Email: email@example.com Website: www.sabinebaronwright.com
SANDY SAVAGE DRESSAGE
Sandy Savage lived in Sweden and Germany for 11 years. During that time she attended the Swedish National Riding School at Stromsholm for three years, and trained for Gabriella Grillo in Germany for a full year. Sandy is very thorough in her teaching and believes that you need to have a good position and a correct understanding of the aids to ride your horse in the proper frame. If you can do that, then the movements come easily. Sandy has ridden at the Grand Prix level and can take you and your horse all the way. Sandy is located at the Pacific Equestrian Center in Wilton, California. PEC is a full service facility with a large indoor arena, a full court outdoor dressage arena and a jumping arena. PEC is beautifully situated among old walnut trees and is flanked by the Consumnes river. It will provide a harmonious and peaceful setting for your horse. Sandy offers full training, dressage lessons, and coaching at shows. Sandy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at (916) 712-2719.
SEVEN OAKS FARM
Dressage training on your horse or ours... Ride a schoolmaster while your horse is on lay-up or growing up. Show a bomb-proof horse. Improve your seat. Learn new movements on our horses before you teach them to yours. 650/738-2186, www.sevenoaksfarm.com
SHAYNA SIMON trains for Brookside Equestrian working with both Brookside Sale Lusitanos, in addition to offering training for individual clients. She has ridden a variety of breeds, employing her passion, love, and drive for the sport. She spent four years riding with Willy Arts in Hanford, California. She then completed a year of intensive training in Germany with Klaus and Annabelle Balkenhol. While in Germany, Shayna purchased her horse, then a three year old. He is now seven and showing 3rd and 4th level, receiving scores in the high 60’s and 70’s. Shayna is available for both lessons and training for your horse. 916-342-4442, email@example.com www.brooksideequestrian.com/training
Welcome to SINASOHN TRAINING where the individual needs of each student are of the highest priority. Rita Sinasohn-Pharr has been teaching professionally since 1993. She majored in Equine Business Management and Riding at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. Rita is currently certified by the American Riding Instructors Association in both dressage and jumping. In addition to being trained in classical dressage, Rita has studied extensively with trainer Mark Rashid, learning a gentler method of working with horses. By combining classical dressage theories with horsemanship skills, Rita trains effectively with kindness and understanding, emphasizing the harmony between horse and rider. Sinasohn Training makes dressage understandable for the average rider and brings the joys of classical dressage to horses and riders without pressure or intimidation. For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website: www.sinasohntraining.com You can also call 650-255-9888.
STC DRESSAGE Nestled in the hills of Moorpark among the avocado and lemon groves is AA Ranch, the home of STC Dressage. We are a full-service training and competition stable which specializes in developing young horses, in addition to our regular training clientele. We offer discounted rates for breeders, and can offer all services necessary including presenting horses in-hand for Keurings, starting them under saddle, assisting with sales, and developing them all the way up to FEI levels.
AA Ranch is a quiet, park-like setting with breathtaking views, gorgeous landscaping throughout, full-size dressage arena, covered round pen, access to safe trails, a 14 stall center-aisle barn and 20 stall malibu barn. Turnout is available.
You can reach Sean at 815-861-3005 or email@example.com. Visit us on the web at www.stcdressage.com for more information about what we have to offer.
SUSAN CORRIE DRESSAGE
Susan Corrie (nee Holt) is an experienced FEI Dressage Rider and Competitor. She has been riding horses her entire life and began showing at age 6. Her lifelong experience with horses includes training horses from initial handling and ground work through competing successfully at Intermediare I. Sue welcomes select students of all abilities: from beginners with their first horses to those who wish to be competitive in the Dressage Arena. Located in Brentwood, CA. Contact: 925-240-0362, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.extendinc.com/suecorriedressage/
SUSAN DERR DRAKE has shown 116 Grand Prixs, trained many beginners through Grand Prix riders and horses and cliniced in many states since 1972. Now, Susan teaches the softer side of dressage to those wanting to do what is for the horse's highest good from alignment of the rider's position, to biomechanically correct timing of aids to nutritional and energetic support modalities wholistically. Susan currently teaches and trains at the beautiful Valley View Farm (www.KristinaNovak.com) in Santa Ynez, California. This is a wonderful place and trainer to send your horse for rest and rehabilitaion. 805-452-0414, www.RidingAids.com
SUSAN HALASZ DRESSAGE
Sue Halasz has relocated to Moorpark, CA and is now accepting a limited number of training horses. Sue is an experienced Grand Prix competitor, having qualified and competed 3 times at the National Dressage Championships and trained many horses successfully through the FEI levels. She is currently training at Renaissance Ranch, a lovely private facility offering excellent care and a peaceful setting. Sue offers personalized training programs for horses and riders of all levels. Sales and clinics also available. Contact Sue at 303.619.5365 or email@example.com.
SUSANN REGALMUTO USDF Certified Trainer / Instructor. Susann Regalmuto started her riding career in her hometown of Karlsruhe, Germany. She continued studying dressage with Mr. Neindorff and began show jumping with the eminent Guenther, successfully completing her "Reiterabzeichen" - Silver certification, which enabled her to compete in the highest levels of dressage and jumping in Europe.
In 1995, Ms. Regalmuto relocated to Maui, Hawaii, where she was a founding member of the Hawaii State Dressage Society. Ms. Regalmuto brought her talents to California in 1999 where she has taught and trained ever since.
Susan conducts clinics in the Western United States and Hawaii. She achieved her USDF Rider Performance Awards for Training – First and Second Level and is also a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. Competing on the IALHA and IFSHA show circuit since 2006, she won several Regional and National Championship titles. Regal Equestrian Center is currently located at Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace, I5 minutes away from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. (951) 515-7133 firstname.lastname@example.org www.susannregalmuto.com
Tannenlück Dressage offers a full range of services, which includes clinics at your farm, for dressage enthusiasts from the amateur to the professional, Training Level through Grand Prix. Volker Brommann is originally from Germany and is a licensed German Bereiter & Reitlehrer, F.N. with over 20 years of experience. Volker began training with Klaus Balkenhol in 1995 and continues to have a working relationship with Mr. Balkenhol. For more information visit Tannenlück Dressage on line, call (775) 354-8455, or send an email: email@example.com.
TANYA VIK DRESSAGE TRAINING
Tanya Vik is an FEI dressage instructor, competitor, and trainer located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tanya offers dressage training programs individually tailored to best suit the needs of the horse and rider. All levels of horses and riders interested in dressage are welcome. She offers training, lessons, and clinics. Please visit her website, for more information on her credentials and list of CDS/USDF wins and awards as well as her training philosophy. Her business operates out of Riverside Equestrian Center, a full service year round dressage facility in Petaluma, thirty minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tanya also has experience in Dressage Freestyles, winning many CDS & USDF titles on multiple horses for her freestyles. Contact her at (415) 806-3092 or email: Info@TanyaVik.com.
TERI DOSEN is an FEI Trainer and Competitor, currently working out of California Riding Academy, located in the Portola Valley Training Center. First and foremost, Teri focuses on the love of horses, and creating an understanding between horse and rider. When you can "understand" your horse, you can then effectively communicate with them, presenting the harmonious dance, Dressage. Teri has over ten years of show experience, proving her colors climbing the Dressage levels. Teri holds her USDF Bronze and Silver medals, as well as numerous national and regional titles. There is no-doubt that the ability to train with multiple Olympic Riders and trainers has given Teri her foundation to now continue to utilize and teach these riding techniques and philosophies. Teri offers an extensive lesson program, horse training, promoting and sales, as well as a competitive show program. California Riding Academy allows training horses to board on site. Contact Teri at 925/980-3765, firstname.lastname@example.org http://californiaridingacademy.com.
TERRY CHURCH DRESSAGE
Terry Church was “classically trained” through the FEI levels in the United States and Germany, and works with horses and riders at all levels of dressage. Although she has competed for a number of years, her primary intention is to help riders become aware of the kind of relationship needed to gain full responsiveness and cooperation with their horse while maintaining their horse’s ability to enjoy their work, at home or in the competition arena. This is done without force, extra equipment, or manipulative devices. Through finding this greater harmony with horses, Terry has found that people experience a much greater sense of purpose and personal fulfillment as well as enabling themselves a far broader understanding of the horse, a greater propensity for patience, the ability to problem-solve and think creatively/independently, and a higher capacity for “feel.” All of these abilities are vital components that allow for the true meaning of dressage to be expressed into form.
Terry is currently offering clinics in horsemanship and dressage throughout the United States. Please see her web site for full details and contact info: www.naturalsporthorse.com
Tressa’s has trained horses professionally for over 20 years but she has ridden all of her life. Through the years she has traveled & studied in Europe, and ridden with various dressage instructors such as Lilo Fore, Claus Bergner, Gerhard Politz, Jan Ebeling, Baron Hans Von Blixen Fineche, Gwen Stockebrand, and others, exploring the subtle differences in dressage philosophy and techniques. It was not until she met Melissa Simms, former head rider and instructor with the Reinstitute Von Neindorff, that she discovered the art of dressage that resonated for her. Tressa has assisted with and continues to train and sponsor clinics with Melissa. Her main interest is true classical or traditional dressage which enhances the harmony between horse and rider. Her goal, as a classical rider and instructor, is to develop communication with the horse using the smallest of aids, creating relaxation, suppleness and balance. She teaches her students, through longe lessons, to have a good position and independent seat in order to give the correct aids to properly frame the horse. She welcomes students and horses of all levels, ages and abilities, ranging from beginners and individuals wishing to learn dressage, to riders who wish to actively compete and work their way up the levels. Sonoma County (707) 829-0491
VICKY STASHUK-MATISI - Ramor Oaks Riding Club
Vicky is a Silver and Bronze USDF medalist and FEI Dressage competitor. She is a USEF ‘R’ Dressage Judge and an ‘r’ Event Judge. Ramor Oaks Riding Club is located in the beautiful Pajaro Valley in Watsonville, Ca. and was established in 1989. Vicky’ philosophy is in classical training of dressage.
The facility has a large all-weather arena, galloping track, conditioning trails and a small x-country practice course. RORC offers full-service boarding, training and lessons in Dressage and eventing. For more information, contact her: website: www.ramoroaks.com or email: Vicky@ramoroaks.com. Call 831-722-8600.
VILLA ROSA Pam Nelson and Heidi Gaian
Sales, Training, Clinics, Judging
Hollister, CA 95023
For more than 25 years USEF “S” Judge Pam Nelson and FEI competitor and USEF “R” Judge Heidi Gaian of Villa Rosa have been specializing in matching dressage riders with quality horses. Villa Rosa offers talented horses ranging from young prospects to confirmed Grand Prix competitors.
More than seventy of these special horses have been selected by and imported
from Villa Rosa’s business partner, German Reitmaster Johann Hinnemann. Many of the horses imported thru this exclusive partnership have achieved immense success including World Cup Reprentatives, NAYJRC Gold Medalists, Top National Rankings at FEI Levels, & Numberous USDF and CDS Year End Championships.
In addition to sales, Villa Rosa offers full-service boarding, training and lessons at their farm in Hollister, CA. Over the years Villa Rosa clients have won more than 100 USDF & CDS Year-End Championships. See our clients on "Galaxy of Champions" on our website.
To learn more about Villa Rosa visit our website: www.vrdressage.com.
Heidi 831-297-2621 email@example.com, Pam 831-673-0584 firstname.lastname@example.org
HESTER ZOUTENDIJK, born in s'Gravenhage,The Netherlands in 1956 started riding at age ten. A solid riding education from pony club to private instruction with Lars Wever, and working for seven times National Champion Anne Marie Sanders-Keijzer in The Netherlands followed and in 1990 she moved to the USA bringing along her Arabian stallion Sandokan.
She started a small training stable at home in Windsor CA , and has since worked and trained with many of today's best educators in the equine world. Specializing in starting young horses with influences of the Pat Parelli method and combined with a love and dedication for Dressage she focusses on the rider's ability to communicate with the horse clearly with respect and compassion. She earned her USDF bronze medal in 1992 and became a USDF Certified Instructor in 1995. Hester teaches and trains locally and at home in Windsor CA . 707-838-7366 Email: email@example.com