Dressage Training and Instruction
is a Colorado native that grew up riding.
has earned USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.
has trained 3 horses to Grand Prix, with a fourth on h
Three of the four were from first backing on; the other was brought for training as a four year old.
All of which she
was the sole rider and trainer.
has ridden horses to 15 top five USDF All Breed Awards including 10 first place wins.
has had horses in the top 20 Horse of the Year awards 6 times, and numerous RMDS awards and championships.
At the helm of these accomplishments is her
very first dressage success, Brown About Town (aka "Rock" - pictured), with whom she
USDF Gold Medal and her
first Rocky Mountain Dressage Horse-Of-The-Year Title among many others accolades.
This link to an article titled Needles Puts Her
Heart and Soul Into an Unlikely Grand Prix Horse published in the August 3, 2001 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse describes their journey.
Several of Glenda's students, both AA and JR/YR have RMDS and USDF Championships; including 9th Place Individual Rider and 8th Place Freestyle at the 2006 North American Juniors Championships in Virginia.
has maintained her
own business for 13 years, and teaches the horse and rider proper balance in order for both to become the best possible pair.
Through the years Glenda
has ridden with some amazing trainers who have influenced her
regularly rides with Kathleen Raine, Morten Thomsen of Silkeborg Denmark, and Catherine Haddad-Staller ; all of whom have taken many young horses to Grand Prix internationally.
has also ridden with Ulla Salzgeber, Nicole Uphoff, Conrad Schumacher, Leslie Morse, Debbie McDonald, and recently Sue Blinks.