Colleen is a USDF Silver Medalist with over 27 years of experience in dressage.


"I first started riding at the age of 10...

 ... I bought a quarter horse and trained with Roy Yates during high school in reining. Roy was a follower of Fillis and we spent a lot of time doing “dressage” with our reining horses. In 1980 my husband got an assignment to Germany where I began studying strictly dressage. We stayed 3 years then headed back to the U. S. where I started a breeding business with my Trakehner stallion, Santos. In 1990 we got another assignment to Belgium where I studied for 3 years with Madame Helene Arianoff. Helene had trained for 16 years with Porteugese Master Nuno Oliveira. While in Belgium I ran the S.H.A.P.E. riding school with an average 20 students per week and became President of the club in 1992. We then went to England where I trained with Bristish Team Member, Richard Davison, on my “M” level Belgian mare. In 1995 we returned permanently to the U.S. and I began to develop my new business at home."



Are you interested in riding with Colleen?

Colleen is currently looking for new clientele. Her ideal clients should be interested in showing in dressage and taking weekly lessons.

Bring your own horse and receive quality horse care and top notch instruction at Meadowbrook Ranch!


"My main focus the last 10 years has been on competing. My students have earned bronze and silver medals including:

  • 2008 RMDS Res. Champion Jr. Training Level

  • 2008 RMDS Champion 3rd Level Adult Amateur

  • 2009 RMDS Jr. Champion 2nd Level

  • 2009 USDF 3rd Level Young Rider Champion

  • 2011 USDF Champion Region 5 Jr.3rd Level

  • 2012 RMDS Res. Champion Jr. 4th Level

  • Qualifying for 2012 RMDS PSG Championships and earning another USDF Silver Medal

  • 2015 RMDS Res. Champion 4th Level Adult Amateur

  • 2015 RMDS Champion 4th Level Adult Amateur

  • 2015 RMDS Res. Champion 2nd Level Adult Amateur

  • 2017 USDF Silver Medals

  • 2018 USDF Bronze Medals

  • 2018 RMDS Res. Champion Amateur I-1

My own Ster Friesian gelding also earned his Sport Predicate in 2012."


contact colleen for...

  • Boarding/Training

  • Teaching

  • Clinics

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Phone - (719) 330 - 6238