Mary has been a dressage trainer and coach for 35 years.
Her background includes training with FEI dressage judges Sue Rothgeb, Lorraine Stubbs and Eric Lette. She trained extensively with Olympians Ashley Holzer, Tom Dvorak, Cindy and Neil Ishoy, and Robert Dover. She trained in Germany with Ralf Isselhorst, a 20 Master Bereiter for Reiner Klimke and several Canadian team training camps with Wolfgang Michaelis and Eric Lette.
Mary is a consistent competitor, she has been both short and long listed for the Canadian team. A rider at the FEI levels until parenting duties and coaching claimed her focus until her return to the International ring in 2011.
She was on the Canadian team for the North American Dressage Championships and a member of the Gold medal team at the USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ.
Qualifying Arken for the 1992 and Bolero for the 1996 Olympic Trials. Mary’s students range from non-competitive to international level. Winning many championships from club level year end awards to provincial and national level championships, including coveted Canadian Team listing and a Para Olympic Team member for the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Mary currently resides in Wellington, Florida where she is exposed to dressage competition and training at the highest international levels. She has multiple students and continues to do clinics in Canada.
Mary has developed multiple horses to the Grand Prix level and earned her USDF Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and the Gold Freestyle Bar achieving 5 Star status from Center Line Scores.
Mary encompasses the skills and mindset to carry the foundation Dressage Schoolmasters and their Amateur Young Riders to the top levels.