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I am available for Dressage lessons in and around the Aiken area. I will travel to your farm or can meet you at another location. Cost depends on distance from Beech Island. Three or more lessons at one location receive a discounted rate.


My teaching philosophy is simple - basics, basics, basics. For the horse, that means confirming the elements of the Training Scale before going into harder work, focusing on correctness and consistency that makes a happy, relaxed horse. For the rider, that means working toward a correct position with clear, correct aids and a clear plan for progression. I am happy to work with all riders who want to improve themselves and their horses.  I'll help you develop a program with clear steps to progress up the levels (as appropriate to both horse and rider).


As a judge, I can also help with improving performance in the show ring. I can review your tests and help you learn what the judges comments mean and how you can address their suggestions for improvement.  I can also help you choreograph or refine  your freestyle.