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2022 RMDS Annual Lesson Fundraiser

First Annual RMDS Lesson Fundraiser
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We are excited to bring you the list of amazing trainers who are dedicated in helping RMDS raise money for our scholarships and organization!  This would not have happened without THEIR support, and we are VERY grateful to all those trainers who have donated lessons!

You will be able to purchase a donated lesson (or more) from these trainers once the fundraiser GOES LIVE (see date/time below).  Here is your chance to try a new trainer, learn from a different perspective or purchase from your current trainer.  All proceeds go to RMDS!

This Fundraiser will go live at 9:00AM MST on Monday, April 25, 2022.  Lessons are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE with payment via the RMDS ONLINE PAYMENT (PAYPAL) page.  You will be responsible for sending correct (and full) amount AND trainer name in DESCRIPTION BOX.  All lessons must be paid for IN FULL.  In the event that lesson is already purchased, your payment will be refunded.  First payment received (with correct payment amount and trainer name in description box) will be considered “first” purchaser of the lesson(s). 

Disclaimers:

  • Some trainers are at facilities with haul in fees.  You will be responsible for paying that additional fee to trainer/facility. 
  • Some trainers offer school horses and there may be an additional fee for use of a school horse.  You will be responsible for paying that additional fee to trainer.
  • You and the trainer(s) will be responsible for scheduling the purchased lesson(s). 
  • RMDS is not endorsing any trainers and the organization is not liable for any issues in the fulfillment of lessons.
  • Information about each trainer has been provided by the trainer.
  • We ask that all lessons be scheduled (i.e., “redeemed”) by October 1, 2022. 

List of Donated Lessons in Alphabetical Order by Trainer Last Name

LAURA BACKUS

Laura presently competes in upper level dressage and has many students who have earned their USDF Bronze and Silver medals.   In addition to earning her own Bronze and Silver USDF medals, Laura is an ARIA and ICP certified instruction.  She was also ARIA instructor of the year. 

Lesson Location
Pendragon Stud Equestrian Center
5005 Lorraine Road
Larkspur, CO

Contact Information
(720)371-9605
psequine@aol.com
http://Pendragoneventing.com

Donation
2 lessons available to purchase @ $80 per lesson

MEGAN BRETEY

Megan is an USDF L program graduate and has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals.  She operates Megan Bretey Dressage.

Contact Information
(970)250-5812
meganbretey@gmail.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $50 1 SOLD

JUDY CARNICK

Judy enjoys teaching dressage for its beauty and benefits to the overall health of the horse. She believes that dressage can improve the movement of a horse and enjoys teaching that concept. Beginners up to 2nd level.  Lesson horse available. 

Lesson Location
Be Seated
Gold Camp Stables
Colorado Springs, CO

Contact Information
(719)685-4134
judy@thecarnicks.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $70

JOAN CLAY

Joan’s dressage training philosophy follows the classical dressage training scale with an emphasis on strong basic skills for both horse and rider.  She helps each rider become self-sufficient in accomplishing their goals by giving them the tools to improve their ability to ride. In addition to having earned USDF Bronze and Silver medals, Joan is USDF Certified Training-1st Level. 

Lesson Location
Dressage Elements
Paradise Found Farm
3628 N CR 19
Fort Collins, CO

Contact Information
(970)420-0887
jnclay@comcast.net
Facebook:  DressageElements

Donation
2 lessons available to purchase @ $65 per lesson

CAROL CUNEFARE

Carol believes that riding is a lifelong learning process that promotes constant evolution and growth.  She incorporates the horses physical and mental well-being to make sure training is positive and rewarding for both horse and rider.  Carol is a USDF Certified Instructor Training-2nd Level as well as a USDF Bronze medalist.  She is an USDF L graduate and a MMCP Masterson Method Practitioner. 

Lesson Location
CC Dressage
Durango, CO

Contact Information
(970)946-1582
carol@ascendequine.com
https://www.ascendequine.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cunefare
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/carolcunefare/

Donation
2 lessons available to purchase @ $90 per lesson 1 SOLD

SHANNON DAHMER

Shannon has trained several horses up through the Grand Prix level and has placed top ten at the USDF dressage finals.  She enjoys the journey of training horses up the levels from training to Grand Prix.  Shannon has earned USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals, the USDF Diamond Achievement award, and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold freestyle bars. 

Lesson Location
Shannon Warner Dressage
Parker, CO
$20 haul in fee

Contact Information
(970)618-9789
berrgeist411@hotmail.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $80 1 SOLD

KRISTIN FORTUNSKI, PT, DPT, CERP

Kristin is a physical therapist who specializes in creating suppleness and straightness in the human body to aid in the suppleness and straightness in the equine body.  She educates the rider about their asymmetries that maybe impacting their riding.  Kristin is a Certified Equine Rehab Practitioner. 

Lesson Location
Radar Equestrian
Denver, CO

Contact Information
(970)297-8744
radarequestrian20@gmail.com
https://radarequestrian20.wixsite.com/website

Donation
1 lesson (evaluation) available to purchase @ $175

VIRGINIA GILES

Virginia has a unique teaching and training style that is thoughtful and positive, using suppling exercises and creative explanations to help horse and rider attain their goals.

Lesson Location
VG Dressage
Oh Be Joyful Stables
Longmont, CO
$20 haul in fee

Contact Information
(303)757-2015
ginnygiles@yahoo.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $60

JESSICA GREER

Jessica operates Jessica Greer Dressage, LLC and is an USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist.

Lesson Location
Wild Dance Equestrian Center
1518 Windy Gap Rd
Loveland, CO
$25 haul in fee

Contact Information
(970)581-5613
jessicagreerdressage@hotmail.com
Facebook and Instagram @jessicagreerdressage

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $75 1 SOLD

DOLLY HANNON

Dolly has been teaching dressage for over 35 years. She is very passionate about correct classical training of the horse with clarity and kindness for both horse and rider.  In addition to having her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals, Dolly is a USEF S level dressage judge as well as an R western judge.

Lesson Location
Dolly Hannon Dressage
Legacy Valley Farm
Arvada, CO
$20 haul in fee

Contact Information
(303)919-4112
janetlhannon@gmail.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $85

GABRIELLE HILBERT

Gabrielle has a passion for teaching young beginner riders.  She teaches riders of all ages to ride safely, correctly, effectively, efficiently and confidently.  She has taught all ages and believes it’s never too late to learn how to ride!  Gabrielle has earned her USDF Bronze medal and has a lesson horse available. 

Lesson Location
Wind Dance Equestrian Center
1518 Windy Gap Rd
Loveland, CO 
$25 haul in fee

Contact Information
(970)685-8906
gabriellesdressage@gmail.com

Donation
4 lessons available to purchase @ $60 per lesson

MIMI JUNICK

Mimi has an extensive background in many equestrian events, from racetrack rider to working cow horse events. She’s earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and has been showing USDF since 1997.  Lesson horse is available.  Lesson fee includes overnight stay at Mimi’s facility for horse/rider.

Lesson Location
Let “R” Buck Farm
Sandia Park, NM (Albuquerque)

Contact Information
(505)239-7967
letrbuckfarm@aol.com

Donation
2 lessons available to purchase @ $75 per lesson

AMANDA MOORE

Amanda truly enjoys how much dressage helps horses and their riders.  She enjoys a large variety of horse breeds and feels that all horses can benefit from dressage training.  Amanda has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals.  .

Lesson Location
Hobby Horse Farm
Firestone, CO
$15 haul in fee

Contact Information
(970)412-9514
amanda@amoreequestrian.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $50

GLENDA NEEDLES

Glenda has trained horses from starting to Grand Prix, students from beginner to FEI.  Emphasis on good basics which create a strong rider and confident horse. Glenda has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and was awarded the Sportswoman of Colorado award. 

Lesson Location
Gemini Dressage
Will travel for lesson.

Contact Information
(303)619-8292
glendaneedles@me.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $75 1 SOLD

AMELIA NEWCOMB

Virtual lesson on suppleness which will include lecture on suppleness, recommended exercises on suppleness, 45-minute virtual lesson or review of your videos, email subscription to Wednesday videos, and membership to Amelia’s Facebook group.  USDF Master Class and winner of Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize. 

Lesson Location
Amelia’s Dressage Academy (online)

Contact Information
(719)429-1244
joelynnewcomb@gmail.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $100 1 SOLD

MONIQUE POTTS

Monique is a natural horsemanship trainer specializing in working with horses that have behavioral and trailering issues.  Lessons are available for any experience level and all disciplines.  Monique is a USDF Bronze medalist. Lesson horse available. 

Lesson Location
Monique Horsemanship
Bad Horse Ranch
3618 Plateau Rd
Longmont, CO

Contact Information
(303)990-3880
moniquepotts@hotmail.com

Donation
4 lessons available to purchase @ $85 per lesson

JESSICA SCHUERING

Jessica is a certified CHA level four English instructor.  She is currently a trainer and instructor at the Cordillera Equestrian Center and has been active in dressage for 22 years.  This lesson is ONLY available using Jessica’s school horse.

Lesson Location
Schuering Stables
Cordillera Equestrian Center
Edwards, CO

Contact Information
(970)390-9766
jessschuering@hotmail.com
Facebook: Jessica Whelan Schuering

Donation
2 lesson available to purchase @ $75 (using her school horse) 2 SOLD

INKA SPATAFORA

Inka was born and raised in Germany learning classical dressage.  She believes that a balanced, aligned and relaxed seat is of utmost importance.  A firm foundation of groundwork translates directly into the saddle.

Lesson Location
Loma, CO

Contact Information
(970) 260-2660
inkaspatafora@gmail.com
www.spataforaequitation.com
https:www.facebook.com/InkaSpatafora

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $70

JENNIFER THURSTON

Jennifer specializes in classical French dressage.  She focuses on creating a mutually agreed upon connection between horse and rider.  She is experienced with Lipizzan and Andalusian breeds. School horses available.

Lesson Location
Weaselskin Equestrian Center
Durango, CO

Contact Information
(970)769-0007
weaselskin1@msn.com

Donation
1 lesson available to purchase @ $50

SIMONE WINDELER

Simone has been judging since 2004 as an USDF L graduate and is now licensed with USEF as an R in Western Dressage, currently the highest level of judging in that discipline.  She has managed numerous Regional Championships in Colorado and Utah that are USEF/USDF/AQHA/RMDS and UDS recognized. As President of Rocky Mountain Dressage Society, Pikes Peak Dressage Society, and the Colorado Springs Dressage Association, she has introduced many new ideas and helped shape these organizations.  In addition, she was chosen as an international advisor to the Rodeo Association in Colorado Springs.  Simone is a certified instructor with RMS Classical Riding Academy in Germany, and an avid student of Science in Motion and Ride from Within.  Her riding and teaching are based on thorough understanding of biomechanics.  Simone has experience working with Adult Amateurs as well as with beginners.  She also specializes in working with PRE horses.  Lessons are 45 minutes in length.

Lesson Location
The Elegant Rider
6900 Hideout Circle
Elizabeth, CO

Contact Information
(719)287-2040
simonedressage@gmail.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PurposefulRiding

Donation
2 lessons available to purchase @ $85 per lesson 2 sold