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ABOUT ALISON

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Accomplishments and Qualifications

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Accomplishments and Qualifications

  • USEF Senior Dressage judge with Young Horse, Freestyle and Equitation designations.
  • Centerline Scores 5 star rider
  • Eventing judge
  • USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist (on same horse trained by Alison start to finish)
  • USDF Bronze and Silver Freestyle bars
  • USEF long listed rider with Granus -- competed at Gladstone (National Championships) twice
  • Many USDF year end awards
  • Many Championship wins and placings
  • Many students received USDF Medals and successfully competed though FEI
  • Students compete in Eventing as well as Dressage

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​Horse experience:

  • Owned and operated dressage training and breeding barn in Virginia for 25+ years
  • Trained many horses from start through FEI levels
  • Competition experience through Grand Prix
  • Currently training own horse
  • Stood breeding stallions and raised foals and young horses
  • Experience with many breeds - Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Andalusians and Lusitanos, Quarter Horses, Arabs etc.
  • Experience with all levels of riders from starting Dressage to upper level professionals
  • Competed in Hunters, Equitation, Eventing and Working Equitation
  • Specializing in bringing horses back from injury
  • Trained with many top trainers including Felicitas Von Neuman-Cosel, Linda Zang, Lars Peterson, Debbie Bowman and Jeremy Steinberg. Clinics with clinicians such as Debbie McDonald and Lisa Wilcox

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​Volunteer experience:

  • Executive Board USDF for 9 years ( Region 1 Director). Currently on Youth Programs Committee.
  • USEF Dressage Committee Member - 4 years
  • Past President - Virginia Dressage Assn
  • Past President - Virginia Dressage Assn, Northern VA Chapter
  • Past Board Member Dressage at Devon
  • Board Member - Col. Bengt Ljungquist Dressage
  • Virginia Horse Center Advisory Board

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