Dressage Trainer in Staunton/Crozet/Charlottesville
I am a hunter rider looking for a dressage trainer to help me with my flatwork, preferably in the Staunton/Crozet/Charlottesville area (in that order). Want someone who will be interested in assisting a hunter rider with flatwork. I can ship in or the trainer can come to my farm. Recommendations are appreciated. Many thanks!
I can strongly reccommend Nancy Covert. She is an Eventer (and President of CDCTA) wit VERY STRONG Dressage skills. She is successful in straight dressage, and also understands the realtionship between dressage and jumping. She also has a very encouraging teaching manner - ver correct, but not criticizing.
I think you can get her contact info on the CDCTA web site (www.cdcta.com) or send me a PM. She is just outside Charlottesville.
chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).
I'm from that area but I'm no help. I'm curious to see what the answer is though, as I'd like to move back there one of these days.
My last year of high school, I became a working student for an Andalusian barn in Ruckersville where I got my first taste of dressage and now have been doing it ever since. Had to drive an hour each way though.
I know of a couple, but I think they are too far for you. Pierucci Dressage, Will Coleman Eventing. I've been away from there too long now. You might try looking down towards Lexington too.
Depends on what you are looking for but there are a variety of good dressage instructors in the area. I recommend checking out VADACH.org - the newsletter has ads from several trainers if I recall correctly.
Some I can recommend that have always been professional and friendly within the club and at shows - in no particular order:
Nancy Lowey "R" judge
Carter Bass "R" judge
Helen George "r" judge (she may be "R" now - not sure)
Jontelle Forbus (I don't actually know her but have heard good things)
That's off the top of my head - check out the chapter and you'll find references, etc., for who might suit you the best.
The chapter banquet is February 5th - feel free to join us there! It's a good group of people.
Originally Posted by SmartAlex
Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.