Emily takes select horses into full training for competition experience as well as to continue their advancement up the training scale. In addition to traditional training, her horse's weekly program also includes stretching work, field work, caveletti work, and hacking. Clinics with top FEI riders are regularly organized by Emily and client's horses are always welcome to participate. Emily has also successfully prepared multiple young mares for the German Oldenburg, Hanoverian and Dutch mare tests and presented a stallion for licensing.
Emily competing a sales horse she has trained to PSG
Young Horse Starting
Emily uses a slow, calm approach to begin the young dressage horse's career under saddle. UpHill Dressage's program teaches them all of the important life skills they will need in the future to become successful competition horses. In addition to becoming lovely riding horses we also train young horses to cross-tie, bath, clip, load on trailers, lunge and long-line. Emily's young horses are trained as 'dressage horses' from the start and are taught from the very beginning to respond to light hand, seat and leg aids. Stretching work, cavalettis and hacking are also an intregal part of the education of her young horses. It is paramount to her that her horses learn to love their job and love their people.
Emily starting a 3 year old mare
Emily takes on select horses for training and sales. Included in her sales package is the daily training of the horse and all marketing materials including; high quality video of the horse being ridden and the horse free running, high quality photographs of the horse's conformation and the horse undersaddle, and written advertisements. The sales horse will always be professionally presented, bathed and braided when shown to sales clients, and refreshments for visiting clients will be provided. Assistance in accommodation and travel planning for clients is also included.
Pictured is a sales horse groomed and photographed by Emily
Emily teaches a small group of adult amateur riders. She loves to teach her clients how to train, ride and enjoy their own dressage horses. Lesson plans follow the classical German training scale. Lunge lessons to focus solely on the rider's development are used to improve balance and confidence. Field work is used to improve the horse's braveness and caveletti sessions to help keep the horse's mind's fresh are also incorporiated. Emily is also available to travel to shows with clients.
Emily schooling a young horse outside
Young Horse Development
Emily has selected, developed, started under saddle, competed and sold many young NA bred and imported young horses. She travels regularly to Germany and the Netherlands each year, attends auctions, privately sources young horses and manages the development of top young stock for clients in Canada and Germany. The professional handling, growth, and health care of tomorrows future athletes is top priority. UpHill Dressage also privately owns some select young horses we are very excited to develop for the future. To see UpHill Dressages young foals and under saddle horses click here
One of UpHill Dressage's young 2 year olds
Emily has judged dressage schooling shows and the dressage classes for Horse Trials. With a focus on constructive criticism and positive encouragement Emily strives to connect with each and every single rider she judges in a helpful positive manner. To email Emily with an inquiry for available judging dates, click here
Emily judging dressage classes as the dressage official at an Equine Canada sanctioned Horse Trials
Emily travels regularly for clinics and very much enjoys meeting new people and horses. Although her passion is young dressage horses, she has taught everything from upper level combinations to grand prix jumper riders to event riders to juniors. Every horse and rider combination can benefit from classical dressage work taught in a positive and encouraging way to both horse and rider. To email Emily with an inquiry for clinic dates and cost, please click here
Emily teaching at a clinic in