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Dawn's Approach

Dawn uses a logical, progressive approach that emphasizes a harmonious and effective partnership with the horse. "I tailor lessons to the individual, being sensitive to both the rider and the horse's needs, goals, ability and confidence level.  I am willing to challenge the rider to step up to the next level when they and their horse are ready."

About Dawn


2012 USDF Silver Medalist
2009 USDF Bronze Medalist 


Dawn calls home Whatcom County, WA where she is a lifelong student of horsemanship and the art of classical dressage.  As a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist she has studied regularly with many renowned trainers including: Jacqui Oldham - S judge, Christophe Theallet, Rebecca Rigdon, Beth Glosten, Andre Ganc, Trenna Atkins - "S" judge & "L" faculty instructor, and Alyssa Pitts.


In addition, Dawn continues her education by attending clinics both in person and online at to build her knowledge base to pass on to her students.  


She currently rides Winston, a 2000 Hanoverian Gelding she bred and raised on her own.  They are riding at the FEI level in persuit of her USDF Gold Medal. 


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