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nolte1
Jan. 11, 2008, 06:12 PM
HI, i am located in NJ about 50 minutes from Fair hill, MD. I am looking for a dressage trainer. If you know anyone or are one please PM me or leave me a reply with who you have and who i shouldn't go to and the reasons why. i need to know. Thanks all reply's are greatly appreciated. !:)

goeslikestink
Jan. 11, 2008, 07:02 PM
you can also ask for an eventer as normally they do all three disaplines
dressage. show jumping and x/country

NJRider
Jan. 11, 2008, 07:51 PM
http://www.pvda.org/default.aspx
www.hasslerdressage.com

You are pretty much in the thick of some great trainers! Lucky!

Velvet
Jan. 13, 2008, 12:30 PM
you can also ask for an eventer as normally they do all three disaplines
dressage. show jumping and x/country


Are you saying they should post on the eventing forum? Or that eventers trainers are as good as dressage trainers? (Because they are not as good as someone who is strictly a dressage trainer. I'm also assuming the OP is looking for someone with experience up to the FEI levels, which eliminates the experiences of the majority of eventers in the U.S.)

not again
Jan. 13, 2008, 01:05 PM
What level of instruction are you looking for?

merrygoround
Jan. 13, 2008, 04:06 PM
You can go on-line to the USDF web site, and check the lists of instructors and judges from your area. Most of the upper level judges are excellent instructors as well. An although some of my best friends are eventers, I in general, avoid them for dressage training alone. Though there are some exceptions to that rule, but not in your area.:)

Mozart
Jan. 14, 2008, 11:31 AM
Are you saying they should post on the eventing forum? Or that eventers trainers are as good as dressage trainers? (Because they are not as good as someone who is strictly a dressage trainer. I'm also assuming the OP is looking for someone with experience up to the FEI levels, which eliminates the experiences of the majority of eventers in the U.S.)

Based on prior postings, I think it would be fair to say the OP is looking for someone with good basic knowledge, so goeslikestink's advice is appropriate for this poster.

scubed
Jan. 14, 2008, 11:39 AM
www.flyingchangesfarm.com
Jan and Jeremy Beale in Chester Springs
Susie Beale www.cairnomountstables.com
Also check the usdf and usea websites

sm
Jan. 14, 2008, 12:59 PM
Are you saying ... that eventers trainers are as good as dressage trainers? (Because they are not as good as someone who is strictly a dressage trainer. I'm also assuming the OP is looking for someone with experience up to the FEI levels, which eliminates the experiences of the majority of eventers in the U.S.)


Opps, gotta call you on that one. If the horse is an OTTB, many dressage trainers haven't a clue and will ruin the horse. I speak from experience. The eventers saved my horse's sanity, made the transition from the track to the arena (it was harder than that because that had to fix a dressage trainer's messed up "training,") and to eventers I will forever be grateful.

Eventer took my horse to second level, and were happy to let the horse go to a USEF Dressage Judge to continue on to Grand Prix where he excelled in open classes. Eventer went back to eventing and enjoying horses that wanted to do all three phases.

Sorry, but eventers can be BETTER than dressage trainers if they understand a horse's head set, past experiences, and breed tendencies.

Sabovee
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:07 PM
There are dressage trainers out there who deal with OTTBs exclusively! :) Finding one that knows (and has) TBs is a must. They simply aren't warmbloods and often have to dealt with differently.

sm
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:14 PM
True enough. And there are older eventers who now exclusively ride dressage, one person in particular has a TB at USDF All Breeds Grand Prix Champion for five consecutive years now, with a very respectable year end median score regardless of breed or registry.

Sorry, but the slam was against eventers not doing FEI dressage well enough -- and it's just not true.

Equibrit
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:25 PM
eventers who now exclusively ride dressage,

Wouldn't that make them a "dresage rider/trainer?

sm
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:44 PM
Wouldn't that make them a "dresage rider/trainer?

...and a Stadium Jumper Trainer and a X-C Trainer. You know, an Eventing Trainer :)

Sorry, but the slam was against eventers not doing FEI dressage well enough -- and it's just not true.

Ghazzu
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:49 PM
Are you saying they should post on the eventing forum? Or that eventers trainers are as good as dressage trainers? (Because they are not as good as someone who is strictly a dressage trainer.

Guess that was why Karen Stives had such a hard time choosing which team to ride with for the LA Olympics. :D

Based on what nolte has posted here thus far, I'm sure an eventer could do just fine for her needs.

Sdhaurmsmom
Jan. 14, 2008, 01:53 PM
Mr. Richard Ulmann is incredible. One of the most patient, effective, wholesome-for-the-horse trainers out there - he is based at Winchester Farm in New Jersey...
http://www.winchesterfarmnj.com/index1.htm

Wish I lived closer!:yes:

Riva
Jan. 15, 2008, 05:40 PM
do you want to take your horse? have someone who travels to come to you? are you hoping to take lessons on a schoolmaster?

cwill
Jan. 15, 2008, 06:21 PM
It is probably too far away from you but Jessica Ransehousen in Unionville, PA is really, really, really good.

Wolf
Jan. 16, 2008, 10:01 AM
Hi,
I sent you a PM and a email to your email address......

snoopy
Jan. 16, 2008, 02:13 PM
Guess that was why Karen Stives had such a hard time choosing which team to ride with for the LA Olympics


And

Lucinda Fredericks

Sandy Phillips

Nick Burton

Ingrid Klimke

etc.

Mozart
Jan. 16, 2008, 02:23 PM
And

Lucinda Fredericks

Sandy Phillips

Nick Burton

Ingrid Klimke

etc.

And Christopher Bartle
Olympic dressage with Wiley Trout and Badminton with Wordperfect.

snoopy
Jan. 16, 2008, 02:56 PM
I should be slapped for missing that one!!!!! I actually have trained with both Chis and Jane for many years!!!! Duh!!!!:eek:

chocosrevenge
Jan. 16, 2008, 10:51 PM
Jan and Jeremy Beale is an excellent choice!!