Fargo, ND

About Me

Riding Lessons & Horse Training in Fargo-Moorhead

About Me

I grew up in riding and training in Sweden and was fortunate to enough to have the opportunity to ride many different horses and ponies, including FEI trained schoolmasters, young green-broke Arabians, Icelandic ponies, and former police patrol horses. I trained in a variety of disciplines with a focus on classical dressage, while also studying jumping, long-lining, groundwork, and colt starting. I have also shown and competed in Western gaming in the United States. My speciality is in working with horses with behavioral difficulties or movement challenges.

My focus the last couple years has been on Off-Track Thoroughbreds. I have a great love for the breed and have chosen to focus my training on Thoroughbreds.

I have been instructing in the United States for several years, training youths and adults both English and Western. My focus is on teaching the rider to understand how to use their body to effectively communicate with the horse, creating a harmonious partnership between horse and rider. I take on students at all stages of their riding journey, from complete beginners to advanced riders. I have students competing in Western gaming, Dressage, and Jumping. I am available for private and group lessons, full day clinics, and schooling show judging.

I also take horses in for training, including tune-ups, groundwork, and discipline specific training. My training methodology focuses on creating a willing partnership between horse and rider. All horses are taught to use their bodies per classical dressage principles, creating a strong foundation for every discipline.

In 2023 I competed at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover finishing Top 10 in barrels with Clyde Park, Top 10 in Competitive Trail and Top 30 in Dressage with Lonesome Phil. I also competed at the TIP Championships, finishing 4th overall in dressage with both horses.

Skills and Certifications

  • Certified Youth Instructor with the Swedish Equestrian Federation (SvRF)
  • Certification in Equine Nutrition from University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • Trained in judging Hunter under Saddle, Hunter over Fences, Equitation on the flat, and equitation over fences with a licensed ‘R’ judge in 2022
  • Re-training Off-Track Thoroughbreds from racetrack to post racing careers
  • Training small horses and ponies in dressage and jumping
  • Safe-Sport Certified
  • USDF and USEF Participating Member
  • Licensed Minnesota 4-H Judge

Competition Results

  • 2021 Year End Reserve Champion Intro Level Dressage with Jessie Wild Tiger in her first year of showing
  • 2021 Year End Intro Western Dressage Champion with Jessie Wild Tiger
  • 2022 Year End Champion Training Level Dressage with All The Juice in her first year of showing
  • 2022 Year End Champion First Level Dressage with Jessie Wild Tiger
  • 2022 TIP Champion Dressage High Point with All The Juice
  • 2022 TIP Champion English Pleasure with All The Juice
  • 2022 7th Overall Green OTTB (Nationally) with All The Juice
  • 2023 Top 10 Barrel Racer RRP Thoroughbred Makeover – Clyde Park
  • 2023 Top 10 Competitive Trail RRP Thoroughbred Makeover – Lonesome Phil
  • 2023 TIP Championships 4th Overall Western Dressage – Clyde Park
  • 2023 TIP Championships 4th Overall Traditional Dressage – Lonesome Phil
  • 2023 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover Champion Iron Horse – Clyde Park