Carefree Dressage

About Teri

My  passion in life has always been working with horses. I started owning and training horses at the age of nine. I have ridden multiple disciplines throughout the years due to my father being transferred around the world in his military career. These disciplines included western pleasure, gymkhana events, hunter jumpers and eventing. Now I specialize in the sport of dressage.
For over 30 years I have managed my own business and barn, teaching lessons, training, and selling horses. I have bred and raised several of my own show prospects.
I have shown several young horses successfully in the USEF Young Horse program and I have been invited to participate in some of the Young Horse Training sessions.
I continue to fine tune my own education and keep my standards high. I have personally trained with many of the top professionals in the dressage field, including Klaus Balkenhol, Steffen Peters, Christine Traurig, Kathleen Raine, Debbie McDonald, Shirley Rector, Gina Smith, and Leslie Reed.
I have been on the Developing Riders list and have participated at Gladstone at the Intermediare 1 Championships. I have earned my USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals. I have won numerous USDF and USEF awards. I am currently enjoying training several young horses to bring up to the FEI level. I have also been coaching young riders to compete successfully at the NAJRYC and Gladstone Festival of the Horse.
Although my profession requires a dedicated work ethic, my love for the sport makes it easy for me to consider it a pleasure. I am passionate and positive about my career and enjoy my work with the honesty and integrity  necessary for a successful business.

I am highly skilled and accomplished through the FEI levels.

Some of my Accomplishments:

Belissa: 2016 High point at her second show


Barb McLean's "Widelo"

2013-2015 Shown successfully at PSG and I-1

High Point FEI Del Mar National 2015


Ripley:

2013-2015 Shown successful at Second & Third levels

Az State champion 2015 Second & Third levels


Del Maggio:

2012-2013 Shown successfully at FEI 4 & 5 Yr Old


Jennifer Ayers "Capri"

2010 shown successfully at Grand Prix


Al Marah's "Hey You Star" :

2009 Competed successfully at Second Level

Second Level Arab National Champion 2009

Top Ten First Level 2009


Fontainebleau:
2008 USDF Grand Prix Region 5 Champion
2006 Gladstone Festival Of Champions Intermediare 1
Selected for the Developing Riders List to work with Klaus Balkenhol, United States Equestrian Team Coach
2005 Competed successfully at Prix St. George and Intermediate 1
Selected for the Developing Riders List to work with Klaus Balkenhol, United States Equestrian Team Coach
2004 USDF Region 5 Champion Intermedaire 1
2003 USDF Region 5 Res. Champion Prix St.George
Selected to work with Klaus Balkenhol , United States Equestrian Team Coach
2002 Arizona State Champion Third Level
Arizona Dressage Association Third Level Horse of the Year
2001 ABIG/USDF Region 5 Second level Champion
Arizona State Champion Second Level
Arizona Dressage Association Second Level Horse of the Year
1999 Arizona Dressage Association Training Level Horse of the Year Arizona Dressage Association Open Rider of the Year
     
Wynsum:
2008 USDF Region 5  Intermediare 1 Champion and USDF Region 5 Prix ST George Champion
2006 Arizona Dressage President's Cup Trophy and Dr. Rolf Vlatten Perpetual Trophy for Third Level
2006 Short listed for World Championships for Young Horses With Amore
Placed third at Western USEF National Young Horse Championships with Amore
Selected to work with Scott Hassler , USEF Young Horse Coach with Amore
2005 Placed fifth at Western USEF National Young Horse Championships with D'Artagnan
2003 Arizona Dressage Association Futurity Champion
2003 Del Mar Horse National Show FEI for 5 Year Olds Champion
     
Fortte:
1997 USDF All Breeds Award – 1st at Intermediare 2
USDF All Breeds Award - 1st at Grand Prix
American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Intermediare 2 Champion
American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Grand Prix Champion
1996 USDF All Breeds Award – 1st at Intermediare 1
American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Intermediare 1 Champion
1995 ABIG/USDF Region 9 Intermediare Champion
American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Prix St George Champion
American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Intermediare 1 Champion
Arizona Dressage Assn. FEI Horse of the Year
Arizona Dressage Assn. Cameo Trophy
USDF All Breeds Award – 3rd at Prix St George
USDF All Breeds Award – 3rd at Intermediare 1
1994 ABIG/USDF Region 5 Fourth Level Champion
ABIG/USDF Region 5 Prix St George – 5th Place
1993 American Holsteiner Horse Assn. Third Level Reserve Champion
Arizona Dressage Assn. Third Level Horse of the Year
     
Tintoretto:
1987 AHSA/INSILCO ZONE VIII Fourth Level Champion
Arizona Dressage Assn. Fourth Level Horse of the Year
1986 AHSA/INSILCO ZONE VIII Third Level Champion
Arizona Dressage Assn. Third Level Horse of the Year