Ashley Bearden

Ashley Bearden offers exceptional Dressage training for all riders and horses from beginners through the FEI levels. Additionally, she is an outstanding trainer of award national winning Eventing horses and riders.

Dressage

Ashley has had great success in the Dressage ring with many different breeds. Her training methods approach each horse as an individual and tailors their training to accommodate the strengths and weaknesses of each individual. This produces the best result and allows each horse to reach his or her fullest potential in the most productive way possible.

In Dressage, Ashley is a Silver medalist only two scores shy of her Gold medal. She is also a Three Star rated trainer well on her way to her Four Star rating. All of the horses Ashley has earned her stars and medals on have been exclusively trained by her. An admirable accomplishment indeed!

Teaching

Ashley has a special gift as a teacher and is able to adapt her teaching style to meet the needs of every rider’s specific way of learning. With her vast knowledge, and being able to pull from her experiences riding with some of the top trainers in the country, she can find the optimal way to teach each individual. The result is a happy and successful rider who confidently reaches their goals and is able to set new ones to achieve.

Juniors and Young Riders

Ashley has brought numerous juniors and young riders up the levels with great success. Both in the Dressage arena and in the sport of Eventing. Her young clients love her positive attitude and learn much more than riding from her. She is a wonderful mentor teaching them to have an incredible work ethic while imparting many other life skills that they find invaluable in all aspects of their future. Ashley has numerous regional and national champions among her juniors and young riders!

Equine Biomechanics

How a rider uses their body in the saddle has an enormous influence over the way a horse can use his or her body under saddle. In many cases, a rider can inadvertently hinder a horses’ range of motion as a result of rider asymmetry or lack of body awareness. Equine biomechanics is the all important piece of the puzzle which enables clear communication between horse and rider.

Ashley is a master of biomechanics. She has spent years developing her knowledge of this important aspect of dressage and riding in general. Ashley works regularly with the top educators in the world in this field. Additionally, she encourages her students to participate in the educational clinics on the subject hosted at Whispering Farms. The transformation Ashley produces in her riders is truly outstanding. Furthermore, it is empowering for the riders. Biomechanics is like magic!

Adult Amateurs

Ashley’s adult clients find her teaching to be extremely informative, logical and results oriented. Her lessons are fun yet goal focused. She teaches all of her clients how to take ownership of every situation with their horse giving confidence and success to her riders. She has many adult amateurs who have achieved national rankings including national titles and championships in their divisions.

Pony Club

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.

Eventing and Jumping

In addition to her Dressage talents, 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 principles of the “American Jumping style”. Her students are competing from Beginner Novice up through Preliminary and she has competed herself through Preliminary.

Bay horse in outdoor show arena with a judges stand and white fending in the background with rider in maroon show coat and white breeches for Ashley Bearden
Bay horse in outdoor show arena with a judges stand and a lady in the background with rider in light blue show coat and white breeches for Ashley Bearden
Bay horse in outdoor show arena with white fencing and green hills in the background with a rider in maroon show coat and white breeches for Ashley Bearden

We are pleased to share information about one of the top trainers at Whispering Farms.  Ashley Bearden is part of the special collaboration of trainers who operate their training businesses out of Whispering Farms. Bringing the very best of the equestrian sports together harmoniously for the enrichment of all of the disciplines. This is one of the many things that makes Whispering Farms an incredible experience!

To contact Ashley directly, call or text her at 214-649-6531.

“Ashley is embodiment of an exceptional trainer, rider and teacher. Having known her for more than 25 years, I can say without any reservation that she is the hardest working, most honest professional that I know. She is an unbelievably gifted rider combined with the talent of a super educator. A combination that is quite rare. She has my complete confidence and support. There is no one I would trust more with any of my own horses!”

Audrey

“I have been in dressage training with Ashley Bearden for over 12 years. She has taken me and my unruly Appaloosa/Thoroughbred cross from a trail horse through Prix St. George. Ashley has helped me earn both bronze and silver medals. Ashley has the ability to bring out the absolute best in all riders and horses. I believe no other trainer could have given me these skills and confidence. I am thankful to work with such an amazing trainer!!”

Raenie

We are pleased to share information about one of the top trainers at Whispering Farms.  Ashley Bearden is part of the special collaboration of trainers who operate their training businesses out of Whispering Farms. Bringing the very best of the equestrian sports together harmoniously for the enrichment of all of the disciplines. This is one of the many things that makes Whispering Farms an incredible experience!

To contact Ashley directly, call or text her at 214-649-6531.

“Ashley is embodiment of an exceptional trainer, rider and teacher. Having known her for more than 25 years, I can say without any reservation that she is the hardest working, most honest professional that I know. She is an unbelievably gifted rider combined with the talent of a super educator. A combination that is quite rare. She has my complete confidence and support. There is no one I would trust more with any of my own horses!”

Audrey

“I have been in dressage training with Ashley Bearden for over 12 years. She has taken me and my unruly Appaloosa/Thoroughbred cross from a trail horse through Prix St. George. Ashley has helped me earn both bronze and silver medals. Ashley has the ability to bring out the absolute best in all riders and horses. I honestly believe no other trainer could have given me the same skills and confidence. Ashley is patient and makes riding fun! I am extremely lucky and thankful to work with such an amazing trainer!!”

Raenie