Christine Betz Dressage, LLC

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~About Us~
 
Christine has a BA in Education from Indiana University and is a licensed educator for middle and high school.  She taught special needs students in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Middle and High school students in Indiana.

Christine is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist.  Christine’s scores for these medals were achieved on her Bavarian Warmblood Catus, (1st though Grand Prix) and her PSG scores were earned on DHD Desdemona.  Catus was purchased as an eight year old through DHD. At the time he was working at below training level.  Originally purchased for re-sale, Christine and Catus quickly developed a bond and steadily progressed up the levels to Grand Prix. Christine and Catus have won 10 Grand Prix, three Grand Prix Musical Freestyles and are the 2013 Region One Grand Prix Musical Freestyle Reserve Champions and 4th in the Grand Prix!
Christine has also worked with Debbie McDonnald and currently trains with Heather Mason.


Christine and Catus competeing at Grand Prix
 

Christine learned to ride as a child in California where she had the opportunity to observe and learn the western and natural      horsemanship techniques of Mexican horsemen or “vaqueros”.  As a junior rider she also catch rode in all disciplines for local horseman.  She learned to drive and long line from Susan Harding, a breeder of miniature horses.  In Indiana she worked with her parents, breeding and training Arabian horses. While in college she served as head instructor and directed riding development at Red Cedar Center in Fort Wayne Indiana.  In Indiana Christine received instruction from Monte Mendenhall. Monte was a great trainer of Arabian horses in Dressage and Airs above ground, as well as the traditional breed divisions of Region 13.  Monte’s instruction encouraged and inspired Christine and provided her with her first clients in the business.  Additionally, Christine has attended clinics with George Morris during her hunter/ jumper training to develop her skills under the best eye in the business.

 Christine has aided rider and horse development for TRRC in Howard Co. Maryland.  TRRC is the NARHA premier accredited facility where Christine served as a Registered Instructor.  Upon moving to Maryland, Christine has trained and competed horses successfully in all the sport horse disciplines: hunters, jumpers, eventers and dressage. Christine still regularly coaches riders who compete in all the horse sports.  For eight years, Christine trained with Janna Dyer.  Christine has also trained with Olympian, Debbie McDonnald.

 

Coronado and Christine Betz at 4th Level

   

  

Christine has had a variety of teaching experiences that help to guide and develop her students and their horses. Christine’s teaching encourages and guides her students through the training process in a comprehensive manner.  With a diverse background in various equestrian disciplines she is able to find the road that leads and aids each horse and rider combination to success in the training process and in the show ring.  As a trainer Christine has experience and appreciates the qualities that each breed has to offer. Her experiences with everything from; draft-crosses, thoroughbreds, warm-bloods to Arabians, have given her an open mind to the needs of each horse she encounters.  Christine has a reputation for succeeding with horses that are deemed sensitive or difficult.  Christine also loves working with mares and stallions in competition and training.  Please feel free to browse through the web site and learn more about my program.  References from owners and students are also available.

 

Christine competing on Coronado at 4th Level  

Photo by Richard Malgren

Coronado is for sale - check him out on the sales page!

 

   
       
   
       
Christine and Legaczy, a Belgian Warmblood stallion
owned by Karen Severn-Siimpson of New Blessing Farm, Mt. Airy, MD
                          
                       Christine and Legaczy, a Belgian Warmblood stallion
          
                                             

For more information about Legaczy, please click HERE