I am a full time equestrian professional specializing in dressage and have been active as a professional for 23 years. I own and operate Silver Cup Training which is based out of Golden Hills Farm located in Paso Robles, California.
I have enjoyed riding horses in many disciplines. The most influential people in my life have been my first trainer Niels Hvass, who instilled good basic equitation and unknowingly laid the foundation for much of my current riding and teaching style. Charles de Kunffy who taught me to listen to the rhythm of the horse at all times and that the quality of the horses gait must be protected at all cost, Alfredo Hernandez who believes in my ability and generously shares his wealth of knowledge and training technique. Last, but not least are the horses that have come into my life. Each one teaching me and providing a pathway to make things better for the next. It is the horses that I owe the most. They have made me better in all aspects of my life.
I take on a limited number of horses and students. I do all the riding, grooming and training. The training emphasis is to build a solid confident foundation for horses and riders using common sense horsemanship and classical dressage theory. Goals, both short and long term are set for every horse and rider. The goals are evaluated throughout the year and adjustments made to ensure positive results. I am looking to create the win/win situation. Please feel free to contact me at (805) 712-4561 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and availability.
Professional Highlights Include
1993 USDF Bronze Medal
1994 USDF "L" Program Graduate with Distinction
1996 USDF Certified Instructor (Training, First, and Second Levels)
2009 Dutch Keuring Champion IBOP Dressage (Zsunami)
Site and National Champion DG Bar Cup for 5 yr. old Dressage
2012 USDF All Breeds Res. Champion for U.S. PRE Assoc. at 3rd Level (Bandalor MQ)
2013 Recipient of U.S PRE Professional Level Dressage Scholarship
USDF All Breed Champion for U.S. PRE Assoc. at 4th Level (Bandalor MQ)
National Level U.S. PRE High Point Award Woodside & Flintridge (Donatello MQ)
California U.S. PRE High Point Grand Champion (Donatello MQ) USDF All Breed Res. Champion for U. S. PRE Assoc. at Training Level (Donatello MQ)