Christine Betz Dressage

Christine Betz Dressage

5.0 (13)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

My lessons are customized to each individual and their horse

Making riders equestrian dreams come true 

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Rocky Ridge, MD 21778
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13 Reviews

5.0

  • Katie Beeman

    Christine has an amazing ability to see where the rider is, where the horse is in their training and developed a plan to reach their individual goals. From beginning to advanced her teaching approach is friendly while also helping you push through tougher parts of learning. Keeping it positive and safe at all times. I have been riding with Christine for 10 years. I have watched her develop several horses through the levels, up to Grand Prix and positioning students to move up as their skills developed. Highly recommended if you want to learn.

  • Katelyn Scott

    She is very informative and has a lot of different strategies when she teaches. She adapts to every horse and rider, giving them what they need to succeed

  • Radene Gordon Beck

    Her teaching abilities are excellent. She brings out the best in each rider, so they can have a harmonious ride with their horse.

  • Terry Grogan

    Christine is a professional. She's not afraid to push her students so they accomplish more, without pushing them too far out of their comfort zone. She explains things clearly, and in different ways so that students have the best opportunity to learn the information. The safety of her students and her horses is her first priority.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typically I speak to the potential student directly to access if I can meet their educational needs. I then ideally like to have an introductory lesson to either see the client with their horse or if it’s a lesson on my schoolmasters we begin in the lunge line. After that first session the student and talk about the session and determine how we are going to focus their development from that point forward 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BS in Education from Indiana University, USDF Gold Silver and Bronze Medalist all scores earned on horses I trained myself. Multiple Championships, Reserves and top ten placing at USDF Regional Championship, USEF Dressage Finals and CBLMS. I have coached multiple riders professional and AA to their USDF medals 🥇 and assisted in the development to their horses to the upper levels. I have assisted and trained numerous horses through difficult training issues to successfully see them complete in Dressage, jumping western Dressage, western performance and Eventing. I remain current on my own education clinicing regularly with international trainers to facilitate my own education and development 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are 45 minute sessions, hall-in lessons to my facility are $115per hour. Lesson with my working student are $75 per hour. Schoolmaster lessons are $150 to $175 per sesson depending on the horse in use. Discounts for large groups and clubs are available. Inquire for specifics 


How did you get started teaching?

My first trainer, Monte Mendenhall started me teaching under his guidance when I was 13. I sold riding lessons to school friends to finance my riding.


What types of students have you worked with?

Children to mature riders. Professionals and total beginners make up my client roster


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

PVDAs Ride for life. Combines good riding with raising breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure to call and speak to the instructor your interested in, see if there approach meets you needs. Don’t hesitate to move on if your uncomfortable.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What’s you long term and short term goals. Revisit this often with your trainer


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