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  1. #1
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    Question Anyone Know of a Great Dressage Trainer ?

    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. !



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    you can also ask for an eventer as normally they do all three disaplines
    dressage. show jumping and x/country



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    http://www.pvda.org/default.aspx
    www.hasslerdressage.com

    You are pretty much in the thick of some great trainers! Lucky!
    Last edited by NJRider; Jan. 16, 2008 at 09:58 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by goeslikestink View Post
    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.)
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    What level of instruction are you looking for?
    Anne
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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    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.
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    www.flyingchangesfarm.com
    Jan and Jeremy Beale in Chester Springs
    Susie Beale www.cairnomountstables.com
    Also check the usdf and usea websites
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    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.



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    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.
    True North Dressage
    Select Cheval Canadiens for dressage and eventing
    www.TrueNorthDressage.com



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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sm View Post
    eventers who now exclusively ride dressage,
    Wouldn't that make them a "dresage rider/trainer?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Equibrit View Post
    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    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.

    Based on what nolte has posted here thus far, I'm sure an eventer could do just fine for her needs.
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    Default Lucky you to be in New Jersey:

    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!



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    do you want to take your horse? have someone who travels to come to you? are you hoping to take lessons on a schoolmaster?



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    It is probably too far away from you but Jessica Ransehousen in Unionville, PA is really, really, really good.



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    Default Trainer

    Hi,
    I sent you a PM and a email to your email address......



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazzu View Post
    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    And

    Lucinda Fredericks

    Sandy Phillips

    Nick Burton

    Ingrid Klimke

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