FEI level Dressage Trainer and Eventing trainer Ashley Bearden offers dressage training for riders from beginners through the FEI levels. She is also an outstanding trainer of Eventing horses and riders.
Ashley grew up going through The United States Pony Clubs ranks and is a Graduate B Pony Clubber. She has subsequently helped many of her own students go through the program as well. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.
Ashley has had great success in the Dressage ring with many different breeds. She approaches each horse as an individual and tailors their training to accommodate each horses strengths and weaknesses to produce the best result. She is a talented teacher who is able to adapt her teaching style to meet the needs of every riders way of learning. Ashley has brought numerous juniors and young riders up the levels with great success. They love her positive attitude and learn much more than riding from her. She teaches them an incredible work ethic and gives them many life skills that they find invaluable. Ashley's adult clients find her teaching to be extremely informative, logical and results oriented. She has many adult amateurs who have achieved national rankings and championships in their divisions.
Ashley holds a USPC Nationals Team Silver medal in Show jumping and an Individual Gold Medal in Eventing. She also holds the 1998 Vieva Perin award for Horsemanship which is given at USPC Nationals to the rider who exemplifies classical principals of the "American Jumping style". Her students are competing from Beginner Novice up through Preliminary and she has competed herself through Preliminary.