Briana Atwell is an FEI level dressage rider and trainer and USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. Briana has been riding and showing for over 22 years and teaching/training for over 10 years. A former upper-level eventer she now focuses her attention on dressage. Briana and her students are successful on local, regional, and national levels in both dressage and three day eventing.
Briana has trained and/or ridden in clinics with some of the best trainers in the country including but not limited to: Axel Steiner, Jim Koford, Stacey Hastings, Michael Barisone, Kathy Rowse, Melanie Southard, Candy Allen, Jim Armstrong, Verne Batchelder, Nanci Lindroth, Robert Costello, Rebecca Vick, Catherine Morelli and Gretchen Verbonic to name a few.
At this time Briana is accepting limited new students, horses in training and on consignment. She will travel within the local area for lessons or training rides and is available to travel for clinics. Please contact her for rates and availability.
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Some of Briana’s most notable accomplishments:
– USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist
– Pony club “B” rated graduate
– Evented her OTTB Sutterby Good through the intermediate level and qualified for then competed him at the 2003 DeBroke National Preliminary Championships. She then successfully made the switch to dressage competing him through Prix St. George.
– Successfully competed and trained multiple horses through PSG and has competed through I1 with scores over 73%
– 2015 NCDCTA Championships Open Intermediare 1 Champion with HRH Popstarr
– 2015 NCDCTA 70% Club member
– 2015 NCDCTA Horse of the year awards: Champion Open I1, 3rd place Open Musical Freestyle
– Open high score award at 3rd level riding Jordyn Dunson’s Zidane at Labor of Love II 2015, 2015 Open FEI high score award riding HRH Popstarr at Pinehurst Fall Dressage, 2014 4th level high score award riding HRH Popstarr, 2013 AQHA high score award at Autumn Leaves Dressage riding Ellen Bradford’s How D Black Pistol.
– 2014 Raleigh Summer Dressage II- Trainer award (trainer with highest score average between trainer and students)
– 2013 4th level Reserve Champion at CBLM Regional Championships riding HRH Popstarr
Photos of Briana training:
Videos of Briana competing on the Atwell Dressage youtube channel: