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