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Anyone Know of a Great Dressage Trainer ?

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  • 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. !

  • #2
    you can also ask for an eventer as normally they do all three disaplines
    dressage. show jumping and x/country

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    • #3
      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, 10:58 PM.
      "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"

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      • #4
        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.)
        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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        • #5
          What level of instruction are you looking for?
          Anne
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          "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist

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          • #6
            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.
            Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

            Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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.
                            "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                            ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                            • #15
                              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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                              • #16
                                do you want to take your horse? have someone who travels to come to you? are you hoping to take lessons on a schoolmaster?
                                Stacy Lynne Photography

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                                • #17
                                  It is probably too far away from you but Jessica Ransehousen in Unionville, PA is really, really, really good.

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                                    Trainer

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

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                                    • #19
                                      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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                                      • #20
                                        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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