Riding since the age of 2, Terri started to train and ride professionally over 25 years ago. Her facility, Rocking Horse Ranch, in Ramona, California opened in 2005. Terri was fortunate to purchase Uiver, her KWPN Gelding in 2011. They have learned together and developed a partnership that has taken them from Third Level to CDI Grand Prix. The duo were once regarded as one of the top contenders at Grand Prix on the west coast. Uiver was retired from the CDI ring in 2022, happy healthy and sound.
Some of Terri and Uiver's recent accomplishments are:
2019 Del National CDI - 4th GP Freestyle
2019 Dressage Affair CDI
Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special Champion
2018 multiple top 10 CDI placements
2018 ranked top 25 Nationally - USEF
2017 CDS Grand Prix Grand Champion
2016 Olympic Games Dressage Long List
2015 USDF Region 7 Champion
Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle
2015 U.S. Finals - 7th Grand Prix Freestyle
2014 USDF Region 7 - 3rd Intermediate II
2013 USDF Region 7 - 5th Intermesiate I
2012 USDF Region 7 - 4th PSG
USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
Terri the Rider, Trainer & Competitor
Terri has developed many horses over the years from their first time under saddle to their competitive career. Her process is based on the sound fundamentals of consistency, kindness and clear parameters. Each horse is brought along at their individual pace, never pushed and nurtured to be happy in their work. In recent years she has competed several horses of her own and clients at every level of dressage, training several to FEI. Terri has ridden with, and been coached by many of the best in the Dressage world including Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hestor, Conrad Schumacher and Guenter Seidel and trains on a regular basis with David Blake.
Terri the Instructor
Terri teaches and trains daily out of her facility in Ramona, California. Although her background encompasses many disciplines, today her primary focus is Dressage of all levels as well as dressage for Eventing. She has trained many horse and riders from the lower levels of dressage up to FEI. Additionally, she teaches clinics on a regular basis at In The Irons Farm in Goleta, CA,www.intheironsfarm.com , Fresno, Oregon, Washington and clinics on the East Coast. Terri is also adding to her Dressage education as a current USDF L Judge Graduate with Distinction and a "r" Judge apprentice. Terri's approach as an instructor is to focus on blending the bio-mechanics of horse and rider as well as safety and proper conditioning.
Terri also dedicates time to teach for the United States Pony Club both locally and across the country. She is a USPC Level IV National Examiner and is a past Chair of the National Testing Committee. Terri loves teaching juniors, making each lesson equal amounts of learning and fun. Several of the students that she taught as beginners are now competing at the upper levels of Eventing and are equestrian professionals.
Please Contact her directly with inquiries about her lesson program or availability for clinics.