GVDS-Member Trainers

Megan Bretey

970-250-5812

Megan Bretey Dressage 

2242 Signal Rock Ct 

Grand Junction CO 81505

Training, lessons, boarding

Megan Bretey, an FEI rider and trainer, provides correct training for the rider and horse. She is a  compassionate coach and rider putting the  horse first. Megan Coaches riders of all levels  and breeds, believes Dressage is for every  horse. She has years of experience working for many different trainers across the country,  most notably Tina Konyot, a member of Team  USA at the 2010 WEG and 2012 Olympics. A  USDF “L” Graduate, and USDF Bronze and Silver  medallist. She won team Bronze at the NAYRC for Region 5, and was Region 5 PSG Champion  in 2004. Several of her students have qualified for regional and national Championships in  both traditional and western dressage. Limited  Boarding available, stalls with runs, turn out  pasture, and full size dressage arena.

Tammy Fagan

970-712-1957

Fagan Farms, LLC

1257 Q Road

Loma, CO 81524

Lessons, training, coaching, boarding

Fagan Farms, LLC is a Full Care training facility specializing in Dressage for all disciplines. Tammy trains horse and rider together through the classical dressage training system that teaches the rider to communicate with the horse in a way that produces rhythm, relaxation, balance, obedience to the aids, and a trusting partnership with your horse. Whether you ride English, Western, or Trail; want to show or ride for pleasure, you and your horse can benefit. Tammy coaches students at the local dressage shows in traditional dressage, western, and gaited dressage. The showing experience is full of camaraderie, education, and teamwork. She has 35 years experience as a professional dressage instructor/trainer. Has trained many different breeds of horses. Beginners welcome - Adults and children, family rates. School Horses available. Come join us at a great facility including a 140 X 300' Sand Arena with a 20 X 60m dressage arena, and round pen. Great footing year round! Full service Boarding. Paddocks with shelters, 12 X 14' Stalls, warm water wash bay, tack room, and restroom. Facility Owners, Instructor/Trainer on site.

Sophia Harris

970-462-7343

Versatile Equine, LLC 

21660 E Rd 

Delta, CO 81416

Training, lessons

Training and lessons.  Multiple years of experience showing/training in both Western and Classical Dressage.  3x AQHA High Point Dressage Winner (Training, First, and Second Level).  5x WDAA World Champion (including an Open Division Champion).  Winner of the inaugural AQHA Western Dressage Stakes class at the 2020 AQHA World Show.

Jen Hibpshman

970-261-5513

Roy Yates Horse Training, Inc. 

2033 J Rd.

Fruita, CO 81521-0896

Training, lessons, boarding

Owner, trainer, manager. Over 25 years experience and successful record of training, showing, and teaching Western Dressage and Western disciplines

-Indoor and outdoor arenas and round pens with good footing

-Year-round riding, training, and lessons

-Full care facility with indoor heated barn and routine turn-out.

Dr. Susan Schneider

970-209-1744

Jorie Cross 

Assistant Trainer/Instructor

970-901-9431

Cedar Creek Dressage, LLC  Reitstall am Zederntal, LLC

66740 Otter Rd. 

Montrose, CO 81401

Training, lessons

Lessons and Riding/Training for all levels and  degrees of skill. Lessons at the farm are in an indoor arena. It is quiet, low stress and has  mirrors so you can see as you ride. Both Susan  and Jorie are available for clinics. We believe in Classical training, no gimmicks or shortcuts.  Just correct riding/training. The welfare and  well-being of the horse comes first. Susan and Jorie can help you improve your  riding, feel more comfortable on and with your  horse, work out training and riding issues or  help with ground work.

 

Susan has  been an equine veterinarian for 38+ years and has been heavily involved in the  dressage sport for 45 years.  She has worked with  many types of horses at all levels and with a multitude of trainers and  instructors both in the USA and Germany and  Austria.

 

These are just  some of Susan's achievements:

  • Bronze,  Silver, and Gold USDF Medalist

  • USEF Region 5  Grand Prix Open Champion 2015

  • RMDS  PSG/Intermediare I Champion 2010

  • Paragon  CDI* Ch. Intermediare I Freestyle 2010

  • Paragon CDI* Res Ch Intermediare I 2010

  • USEF  Region 5 PSG/Intermediare I Res Champion 2009

  • USEF Reg 5 Intermediare I Champion  2007

  • And a myriad of other achievements at  all levels. 

Stephanie Soule

970-201-0747

Rancho del Soule Dressage

819 24 Road 

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Training, lessons

FEI Rider/Trainer/Instructor/Clinician with 40+  years dressage experience, classically trained in  the German tradition. Training and Instruction  Intro through FEI – traditional and western  dressage, working eq. FEI schoolmasters  available, lunge lessons.

 

USDF “L” Graduate  with Distinction, Western Dressage judge,  licensed judge Canada, Working Equitation  judge, Graduate of WDAA Advanced Train the  Trainers. Member of USEF, USDF, GVDS, WDAA,  WDACO, WSDCA, WEIUSA, Working Equitation  United, High Country Working Equitation.  Musical freestyle choreography, design, music

Inka Spatafora

970-260-2660

Spatafora Equitation 

1339 M 3/4 Road 

Loma, CO 81524

Training, lessons

I am a classical dressage trainer with the focus  on biomechanics of horse and rider. I enjoy  working with all different breeds and  disciplines. My focus is on a correct, independent seat; straightness and suppleness  of horse and rider; application and timing of  the rider's aids and the importance of the rider's core. I am looking forward to giving you the  tools you need to better understand your  horse. Home of the Andalusian Horse! 

Starting young horses and bringing them up the  levels utilizing classical dressage training  based on biomechanics. The importance of the  riders seat and aids - the independent seat. The “in and outs” of showing. Corrective  training & re-schooling for all ages of horses. Therapeutic riding for the recovering horse. Trail riding, de-spooking, trailer loading. Solving Fear issues through progressive  schooling.

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