Rider of the Month for December/January is Leah Tenney

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Leah Tenney is a 16 year old dressage enthusiast from Yarmouth, Maine. Leah began riding at the age of 5 at a small summer camp in Vermont. Since then she rode hunter jumper for a few years and then began exploring with dressage. Leah’s first dressage horse was a 14 year old palomino/paint horse named Travis, who went with her to local schooling shows around Maine. At the age of 13 Leah and her family bought “What a Lady”, aka Wilma, who was a 15 year old Oldenburg mare. Wilma and Leah started to compete at rated shows in New England.
 
 At the end of the 2015 season Leah and Wilma qualified to go to Region 8 championships at first level. A year ago, the Tenney family bought “Weltino HW”, aka Tino”, a 9 year old Hanoverian who would hopefully help Leah achieve her goals in the future. In 2016 Leah and Tino got scores in the high 60’s and low 70’s and ended up 7th in the region for first level and Reserve in her region for year end awards. Leah rides at Vienna Farm in Gorham, Maine and trains with Tanya Rennie. Leah hopes to someday go to NAJYRC and of course the Olympics. 
Click here to go to Leah’s page to read our Interview with this talented young rider!

 

Meet our Rider of the Month for June/July, Lauren Asher!

You can read our Interview with Lauren Asher at http://www.dressageforjuniors.com  Lauren is a very talented young rider and we are  honored to have her as our Rider of the Month!  Photographs by Terri Miller.LAUREN ASHER

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Welcome Rider of the Month for March/April Augusta Lord!

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Augusta Lord is a USDF Bronze medalist currently based out of Amherst, Massachusetts. She has competed successfully in several disciplines, including hunter/jumpers, equitation, show jumping, dressage, and gymkhana. After several years of competing her self-trained thoroughbred, Augusta relocated to Wellington, Florida to train under Olympic medalist and dressage legend Dottie Morkis. 
While in Wellington, Augusta was a working student for Endel Ots and Caroline Roffman and groomed for USDF President George Williams at Betsy Juliano’s Havensafe Farm. Since then she has moved back to Massachusetts and trained with Sharon McCusker, Bill Warren, and Bill McMullin. She earned her USDF Bronze medal on Sovangs Lima in 2014, placing first in every class they entered with the exception of two second place finishes.
Currently Augusta trains full time with Grand Prix rider Brenna Kucinski on Solstice, a Holsteiner gelding owned by top U.S. dressage breeder Broadfields 121. She is finishing her final semester at University of Masschusetts, Amherst and is a licensed instructor teaching lower level dressage to a variety of students as well as a college equitation course at University of Massachusetts.. Augusta has a keen eye for good horse and rider partnerships and brings a lot of natural talent to the table in riding and teaching.