I've been working my life around horses for more than 60 years now and am a professional dressage and jumping coach and horse trainer. Yes, I did ride the famous Snowman twice in the early 1960's. I am ready to spend all the time needed to learn how to be successful in my own internet-based business. I have a lot to learn.
Right now, I have a fantastic Trakehner mare, Ellesmere, my second Trakehner mare. My first Trakehner mare, who I trained myself to Grand Prix and showed widely in Arizona and twice in California, had since died. I also have had a fabulous Enrico Caruso colt, Kadelion, and my very first Trakehner, Kalypso, was imported from Germany by me in 1979 and was maybe one of the first 10 or so Trakehners ever imported to the US. I bought him at age 3 in Germany and trained him to the Grand Prix dressage level. Right now I am training Ellesmere and If we achieve this, it will be the third Trakehner I have gotten to the Grand Prix Olympic level. She has been in rehabilitation from an injury for almost four years and is now coming completely sound again, which is a total surprise to her veterinarians who thought I would have to put her down. She is a granddaughter of the Russian world champion and Olympic winner, Pepel, and was bred in Russia, born in Germany and imported as a very young, less-than-one-year old filly to a Trakehner breeding farm near Pittsburgh. I found her there after much-loved Ebony, my current at that time Grand Prix Trakehner mare, had died and I bought her immediately at about age 7. She is a real handful but simply drop dead gorgeous and moves like a ballet dancer. She is at the Prix St Georges level now, which is an international FEI level. I am 78 and teach both jumping and dressage. I have been riding dressage in this country since before there was dressage here! My doctor tells me that with osteoporosis (who doesn't have it age 78?) he will allow me to ride but just not to fall off!