My training career has been full of continued schooling from many advanced teachers. Maj. Anders Lingren of Sweden and Miguel Tavora from Australia have been my main coaches and have guided my teaching and training skills. Along with my private students, I went back and taught several years at Lake Erie College to balance my riding and competitive showing.
My personal accomplishments are as follows:
• National Champion Junior Young Rider
• Short listed twice Pan American Team - alternate once
• Long listed 5 times for U.S. Olympic Team - short listed twice
• National Champion Horses - Twilight, Revelation, Chardonnay, Dark Commander, Incognito, Siglavy II Durana, Firecracker, Karparti and Playboy
• Top Ten Horses in U.S. shown by me - I have ridden 19 horses to this honor
• National Award of Merit given by AQHA for Revelation - He has been AQHA Dressage Horse of the
Year 8 times
• My students also have achieved many honors
• 27 National titles / 27 of my students are now working as professionals - this I am most proud!
I am presently working with 65 students on a regular basis at Maple Star Farm and doing clinics in 7 different states. Training and showing 11 horses from training to Grand Prix. I pride myself on the abilityto work with students and horses at all stages of Dressage. The only criteria students need to work with me, is a willingness to learn and work at it; coupled with a never-ending love and compassion for the horse helping them.
Also, I currently import sale horses from Europe. These horses make available better tools for students and buyers to learn from. I strictly choose horses of good quality and character to accelerate learning. What took so many years for me to learn, these horses can make Dressage easier, more fun and fulfilling.