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Danielle has 20+ years of equine experience to offer her clientele. She specializes in the training and instruction of the dressage and western dressage horse and her rider. She excels at working with every level of rider to help them achieve their goals in a fun and positive setting.
Danielle understands overcoming adversity and limitations. She was born with a genetic disease that keeps her muscles in constant spasms on the right side of her neck, a condition called Cervical Dystonia. Over the years of riding and PT work , she has gained a better understanding of body awareness for both the horse and rider which influences her teaching. Danielle's knowledge of posture, balance and the bio-mechanics of the horse and the rider, allow her to help her clients reach their destination.
Early in her journey Danielle was introduced to the natural horsemanship approach to help with a troubled dressage horse of her own. After seeing what the blending a natural horsemanship approach into her dressage training program and the results that it can produce, she now incorporates those techniques into her teaching methods and has been excited to see the results with her students and their horses.
Danielle has been fortunate to have worked with some pretty amazing horsemen and women; Madeleine Austin, Bo Jena, Michelle Gibson, Jane Savoie, Amy Larson, Tom Nagel, Vaughn Knudson. Jasper Beck, Kelly Underhill, Alison Sader Larson, Sheila Shills, Gerhard Ablinger.
She offers lessons, training, clinics, and massage.
* USDR Rider perfomance awards
* Competing through the FEI levels.
* Certified Equine Massage Therapist
* Certified Trainer (Compass Training Program)
* Actively Competing in Para Western Dressage & Para Reining
* USDF Medalist
*Top 10 at WDAA World Show 2020
* Top 10 at WPR/AQHA World Show 2016
Aly has been riding since about the time she could walk. She is the stables go to kids and beginner lesson trainer. She brings a great understanding of basic riding principles with a positive and encouraging attitude. Aly has a great ability to explain the basics of riding in a way that is easy to remember and fun. Aly has given lessons to kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 70.
Aly has worked as a equine camp counselor, is a trained farrier, has started her own two year olds and has also worked with several horses and riders in saddle help them be the best that they can be.
Aly will work with you or your child to help you achieve your goals with confidence.