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Great article in newspaper about dressage trainer in NC

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  • Great article in newspaper about dressage trainer in NC

    This article appeared in today's edition of the Fayetteville Observer about the upcoming GAIG/USDF Region 1 Championships that are coming up in NC.


    It's nice to see a positive article about dressage in the "regular" press and the subject couldn't be a better example of the most UN Dressage Queen on the planet.
    Diana Hoberecht is a lovely person, a super rider and a great example of someone who has literally made her own luck through sheer hard work, determination and a willingness to take on project horses no one else wanted and made them successful and happy dressage partners.

    I'm amazed at how she can clean 12 stalls a day and ride 8 to 10 horses and still have the motivation and energy to help out anyone who calls her for help--whether you're stuck on the road or can't get your horse on the trailer, Diana is a combination of Dr Phil and AAA.

    I am blessed to be one of her friends. For anyone planning to come to the Region 1 Championships, be sure to say hello to Diana and you'll have a friend for life.

  • #2
    She is lovely! Always a smile on her face at the shows. She is also the winner of the NCDCTA 2010 scholarship for professionals, and I know that all the knowledge she acquires with that money will trickle down to her students.
    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


    • #3
      Diana is one of the favorites (there's quite a few) with the show staffers in Williamston. She's always a pleasure, always professional, always has a kind word. You know she's working hard and probably is rushed but she never appears frazzled. It;s obvious that she enjoys the horses she rides and appreciates their personalities.

      Looking forward to seeing everyone at the GAIGs.
      Susan B.


      • #4
        What a great article about an amazing person! We all love Diana!


        • #5
          Does she have a website or contact info? Looking for a trainer for mom and older gelding. Lower level stuff. Thanks!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by naters View Post
            Does she have a website or contact info? Looking for a trainer for mom and older gelding. Lower level stuff. Thanks!
            I can pm you her phone number. She isn't the world's most tech savvy person so no website. And she just recently joined facebook. But she's AMAZING with problem horses and all kinds of fun to be around. Not sure how much teaching she's doing these days, but I would lesson with her in a hot minute. We just went on a hack in the foundation last week and I adore her.
            Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

            You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


            • #7
              Well that's an interesting coincidence for the OP to post this now.

              I'm composing an equine-related press release today for the Fayetteville Observor, on behalf of the USLF. We have a Lipizzan breeding inspection in that area this month and I was hoping the paper would give it a little coverage. And I had no idea whether they'd be interested in anything to do with horses, but was hoping.

              (The inspection is Sept 23-24 at Tempus Renatus Farm in Raeford NC. The public is welcome.)



              • #8
                Originally posted by Silverbridge View Post
                Well that's an interesting coincidence for the OP to post this now.
                The thread is actually 6 years old.

                How cool that there will be a local Lipizzan inspection. I had no idea that there were very many locally. I hope you'll post pics afterwards.
                Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by jen-s View Post
                  The thread is actually 6 years old.

                  How cool that there will be a local Lipizzan inspection. I had no idea that there were very many locally. I hope you'll post pics afterwards.

                  Sorry, how embarrassing. I saw "Fayetteville Observer" and it was such a coincidence I got excited. And I thought the reason it wouldn't come up was just because I was on my phone.

                  I won't be able to attend either inspection, I wish I could. I'm in AZ and I'm heading to GAIG Regionals in Burbank with my own Lipizzan, the next week. I really wanted to attend, but it's too much jetting around the Country in a ten-day period and my focus in on the Regionals.

                  If anyone forwards photos from the evaluations, I will post them.


                  • #10
                    Good luck with regionals and post pictures of your mare!