Welcome to DW Dressage.
Your destination for world class European Dressage training & instruction with
"My focus is on the 'partnership' of horse and riders of all levels based on a systematic approach. Having produced winning combinations for both amateurs and professionals alike is proof positive that my training system works."
A total of 45 years of equestrian experience
Started riding at six years old
19 years of European training and competition
26 years of US training and competition
Succesful record of selecting excellent dressage and show jumpers for clients.
USDF Gold, Silver and Broze Medals
Deutsche Junge Reit Abscundt Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
2004 Rider in the United States Dressage Trainers symposium with German trainer Ulla Salzgeber on "Gazelle Du Peron"
2003 Rider in the United States Dessage Trainers symposium with German trainer Conrad Schumacher on "Donnerstern"
2003 Invitation from The United States Equestrian Team to present "Donnerstern" to Klaus Balkenhol (German Trainer and former USET Coach) This horse was placed on the long list with the USET.
1988-1996 USET (Long/Short List) Clinics with Harry Boldt, Kyra Kyrklund, Klaus Balkenhol, USDF symposium with Eric Lette and Wolfgang Nigli.
1982-1987 Living in Belgium, trained and competed under the direction of Patrick Le Rolland, former head of the "Cadre Noir" from 1965- 1980.
Competed Nationally in Belgium as well as representing the USET Internationally, in Europe. (Germany,France, Belgium,
Holland, Luxembourg and Italy)
1976-1981 Student of Maitre Nuno Oliveria
1970-1976 Dressage, Jumping and Cross Country training in Germany and England.
2004 Many placings and wins at FEI levels
2003 Many placings and wins at FEI levels
2000 High score awards 2nd through 4th Level
1995 Gold Medal Can/Am Dressage at Devon
1996 Leading horse/rider combination at US Olympic Festival with "Usufruct"
1994 Silver Medal at US Olympic Festival, USET Member
1994 Silver Medal Can/Am at Dressage at Devon
1988-Present Successfully shown on the East Coast, US Olympic Festival and Florida Circuit.
1982- 1987 Represented The United States (USET) individually in European International CDI Competitions at Prix St. George.
1982- 1987 Represented The United States (USET) individually in European International CDI Competitions at Intermediare 1.
1978- 1981 Competed in Maryland and Virginia at the lower levels (Training level-Fourth Level)
1970- 1978 Competed in Germany- All disciplines Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country
2011-Present Owner of a Training Board operation based at Hidden Brook Farm, Millbrook NY
1997-2011 Owner of Training Board operation based at Winley Farm, Millbrook NY
1987-1997 Private Trainer, Instructor and Stable Manager for Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Rockefeller (Purchased and trained two three year olds to Olympic Grand Prix level, both horses were long listed for the 1996 Olympic Games)
1982-1987 Living in Belgium trained competition jumpers on the flat for Nelson Pessoa.
Private Intstructor to Mr.Pessoas' son Rodrigo Pessoa
"Louvranges" Belgium, trained the young horses at one of Europes' top private International Dressage stables, owned by Decia DePauw
Assisted Belgium National Three Day Eventing Team