I am a very experienced dressage instructor and specialize in teaching students to get their horses correctly on the aides and develop a harmonious relationship that is based on classical training and philosophy.
All levels and disciplines are welcome.
I give ride test clinics and also teach western dressage.
My resume is quite long to list here.
I am also competing my horse Electra very successfully.
Please note however that I do not have school horses, I do not teach children under 10 and do not lead trail rides.
I loved teaching and seeing students experiencing those "light bulb" moments
I also love to see the horse become more beautiful and happy through correct training
l love helping people with their freestyles
Mainly I love horses ❤
Dolly is incredibly experienced, knowledgeable and fun! She helped me achieve my upper level dressage goals at a pace that worked for me and my horse!! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a solid education in dressage that is positive for both horse and rider.
Dolly Hannon is a superb instructor. She has a true talent for teaching both horses and riders. Dolly is quickly able to observe and dissect the rider's movement, position, and aids and the impacts of those components on the communication between horse and rider. My favorite thing about riding with Dolly is she always honest in her assessments, but invariably kind and clear in her delivery. She has been unbelievably patient with me while I fine tune the basics in dressage, and works with me and my event horse on connection and throughness always with the aim that solid flat work will build toward better jumps. She's truly a joy to ride with!
I've been training regularly with Dolly for 2 years and it's been an excellent experience. She is very patient and rewarding when deserved and a lot of productive constructive criticism with many options in different exercises for you to "get" the point she's trying to make. If there's any negative, I would say sometimes she's a bit too kind. As I watch her teach others, sometimes I think, why isn't she tougher? Which makes me think she's not tough enough on me. I ALWAYS look forward to our lessons and am ever learning and my horse has become an upper level dressage horse under her tutelage. I HIGHLY recommend her if you are into working hard, listening and driven to improve to be the best you and your horse can be!
I ask them about their background and goals for their riding I watch their warm up and assess their needs and develop a plan for future lessons
I usually give homework each week
BS from CSU with minor in animal science
USDF certified instructor through 4th level
accepted into USDF certification faculty process
USEF S dressage judge / R in Western Dressage
USDF bronze silver and gold medalist
Yes I charge $65/45 min to hr lesson and offer discounts for multiple lessons per week
i went to CSU and received a teaching certificate in riding many years ago then was an assistant to Melinda Weatherford and Janet Foy before I started teaching fulltime
all ages all levels
I have several students with all thre USDF medals
I showed a first level Freestyle on my mare Electra last year and won the USDF regional final class and the RMDS first level FS and year end award
go watch them teach and make sure they have a style of teaching that works for your learning style
Also make sure they are qualified and experienced