Owner and Head Trainer Accomplishments:
Bronze and Silver USDF Freestyle Bars
USEF “R” Dressage Judge
USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist (one score short of Gold Medal)
Dressage Coach for Mount Holyoke College IDA Team 3 Years (2012 -2014), results: qualified for the IDA National Finals every year, finished: 2012 – 5th; 2013 1st – National Champions; 2014 3rd
Trained and competed 3 horses from young horses to FEI levels – one to 1-1; 1 to 1-2; 1 to GP. Multiple young horses trained First to Fourth Level, with numerous Year-End Awards from NEDA; the Hanoverian Society; the Morgan Horse Association; the Morgan Dressage Association; the USEF and the USDF
Coached 2 professional rider students to Silver Medals; one Y/R student to Y/R I-1 Regional Championship; multiple professional, Y/R, and A/A students to success and championships at dressage competitions.
“Competitive riding should be classical riding at its best” Charles de Kunffy
Dee has been competing and teaching dressage for the past 35 years. Before specializing in dressage she competed: hunters and evented. Dee’s husband, Rick, competes in carriage driving so she has also had an opportunity to be exposed to that sport.
Dee owes her riding; teaching and training skills to the wonderful men and women who taught her. These fantastic people include: Major Deszo Szilagyi; Captain Andy de Szinay; Franz Rochowansky; Major Jeremy Beale; Roel Theunissen; Shannon Dueck; Mikala Gundersen; Kathy Connelly; Larry Poulin; Henk Van Bergen; Arthur Kottas; Claes Bierenbroodspot. The wealth of knowledge they all shared made it possible for Dee to develop as a rider and trainer. Much is owed to all of these talented and generous horsemen/horsewomen.