2017 has started off wonderfully for Atwell Dressage. With the exception of the last few days we have had a very mild winter which has allowed us to make great progress with all of the horses. Everyone is working very hard and stepping everything up to the next level in anticipation of show season starting. Jennifer Fales has gotten a jump start on her showing with Poetry and has made the jump into training level at 2 shows already this year scoring a 65+% in her first attempt at Antares Dressage and pushing it up to a 69% a couple of weeks later at Fellowship Farm.
All of the other horses are working so well and we have been very busy with all of them but especially with Brandon, Constantine, Laira, Bobbi, and Trooper as we are gearing up for our first big show of the season next month.
Now, for a really exciting announcement:
I am so incredibly excited to announce that Tyler Hornbeck has officially made the big jump from being my working student to assistant trainer. Tyler has worked so hard over the last year and immediately proved herself to be an invaluable asset to our team. Not only is she an absolute blast to be with in the barn every day but she is an incredibly hard worker and has so much passion and drive to succeed in this world. She has grown up around horses and is a natural rider with instincts seldom seen both in the saddle and on the ground with horses. Her horse management skills are bar none and it has been such a blessing not having to worry about any of the horses since they’ve been in her care. She has extensive experience showing in a number of different disciplines from western pleasure, hunter under saddle, saddle seat (friesians), halter, and of course dressage. She is an exceptional young rider and trainer with a huge future ahead of her and I am so excited to be a part of it with her.
She has already been very busy building up her clientele both in students and training horses, and she has room to accept a few more students and training horses as well. She is also very interested in partnering up with select businesses in the equine industry as an ambassador or sponsored rider and has a lot to offer these businesses as a sponsored rider. To learn more about Tyler and what she has to offer you as a trainer/instructor check out her page About Tyler. You can also find her on Facebook under “Tyler Hornbeck” and on instagram @_xhaltsalute_ and stay tuned to follow all of her successes in the sandbox this year! xoBri