Through Dressage


A student and teacher of Dressage for over 30 years, Erin is USDF Silver/Bronze Medalist and a USDF Certified Trainer/Instructor. She has a unique and proven approach to instructing student and horses in Dressage with an emphasis on classical training scale, rider position, mindful awareness, and safety on and around horses. Erin herself continues to work with nationally and internationally renowned trainers to ensure that she brings correct education to her students and their horses.

The ability to assist in the growth, safety, and development of my students and their horses.


1 employee
28 years in business
Serves Leesburg , VA


Riding styles interested in


Have a horse

Students who have a horse

Student's interests and goals

Fun and relaxation, Trail riding, Dressage

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

How often

Once a week, Multiple times a week, Recommendations available

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Nancy M.

    Erin is awesome at tailoring her explanations to how I learn. She’s also great about helping me put all the individual pieces together along with giving me areas and patterns to work on between lessons. I love working with her.
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    September 13, 2020


    Anna D.

    Erin is a great trainer and cares about the horses and the riders. She is professional, patient, kind, dedicated and fair. She has a wealth of experience and has a great toolbox of ideas to try if a rider or horse does not understand a concept.
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    August 05, 2020


    Jill R.

    Training with Erin of Through Dressage is a continuous education on the intricacies of Classical Dressage. She explains the correct Dressage Aids required for each movement and provides continuous feedback on what actions are needed to correct or improve the picture. Training with Erin has increased my knowledge of, feel and connection with my horses both in and out of the saddle. I am constantly amazed that what seem like small tidbits of information she shares with me during my lessons, make a rather large impact on my riding. There is always more to learn when it comes to riding, and I look forward to continuing the journey.
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    August 05, 2020


    Celia R.

    Erin is able to improve my riding and my horse notably with every lesson. She has a wealth of experience that gives her so many useful tools to help me and my horse develop. She has trained with the best in the world and it shows.
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    August 05, 2020


    Jessica H.

    Erin is kind but firm. Her teaching gives you focus and she doesnt just teach you what you need for your individual horse but what should be the response from any horse when given the proper ques. She sticks to the systematic training of the horse with positive reinforcement. It is always a pleasure to work with her
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    August 05, 2020


    sondra S.

    The empathic approach to rider and horse. Erin is a super teacher who understands horses and students. She adjusts her program according to your/your horses learning process. I would recommend Erin to anyone and I have recommended her to many already.
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    August 04, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    Initial evaluation consists of a conversation where the new student has a chance to explain riding goals and ask any questions and share areas of focus. I ask the rider to ride/warmup their horse and together we develop a training plan. 

    I am also a teacher of trauma informed gentle yoga as well as having decades of experience in animal rescue. 

    I charge $100 per lesson at my farm and charge a farm call to travel elsewhere which varies with the distance traveled. 

    Gerd Zuther of November Hill Farm, an early employer and mentor encouraged me to start teaching in 1993 and I never stopped!

    Riders of all ages and levels, dressage, event, pleasure riders, and hunter/jumpers. My specialty is young horses but I love using the power of dressage to work with horses of all ages, breeds, and abilities. 

    Services offered

    Horseback Riding