I grew up in Michigan and began riding lessons at the age of twelve. My first instructor was a student of Violet Hopkins, so even though we rode hunt seat, I had some exposure to Dressage before it was popular in the United States. My formal Dressage training began in 1980 after I moved to Colorado and I began teaching and training in 1988. An illness in 1990 has kept me from furthering my riding, but I have continued to teach. I specialize in working with children and adults and I also enjoy working with adults who are either fulfilling a childhood dream to ride or who are coming back to riding. Working with children is what I do best, and I am proud to run one of the largest children's Dressage programs in the West. I am the USDF Region 5 Youth Council Rep, and I am involved locally with youth Dressage programs.
USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist
Member 2007 USDF Reg 5 NAYRC Team
2007 Capt. Andrew de Szinay Memorial Award
USDF Young Rider Graduate
1996-Present -Numerous -Year End and Championship Awards, Training -Prix St. George
I began riding at the age of three and over the years I have ridden in many clinics with noted clinicians such as Debbie McDonald, Conrad Schumacher, George Williams, Kathy Connelly, Steffen Peters and Jan Ebeling. I offer both training and lessons for horses and riders of all levels. I'm experienced in rehabilitating horses following surgery or injury. I believe that in my teaching and training, fairness to the horse is above all else. My philosophy is geared to the best ability of each individual rider and horse.