Welcome to Keene Dressage
“Emily is a rare and precious jewel! A kind and compassionate teacher, she is fair and honest with both her human and equine students. Never demanding or demeaning, she brings out the best in each horse and rider. She knows when it's time to push through a sticky spot, and when to just relax and enjoy! I leave each lesson feeling encouraged and excited about my next ride. She also spent countless hours helping me find my dream horse! I can honestly say that have learned more in my three years with Emily than in my 30-plus years of riding before I met her. Not only is she a knowledgeable and talented horse person, she is an exceptional human being. I feel grateful and blessed to know her.”
“I have known Emily for many years, in the roles of trainer, instructor, and colt starter. …. she is an effective, tactful and accomplished trainer, capable of taking a horse from the very basics to FEI levels, in a very thoughtful and careful manner, with full attention to the horse 's mental and emotional wellbeing. Her work ethic and integrity are exemplary and I have found her to be completely reliable and trustworthy in every regard.
While many good riders can be effective trainers, not all are good riding instructors. Emily is a wonderful instructor, articulate and observant, respectful yet always pushing the rider to stretch to the next level.”
“Emily is a fantastic teacher. Her ability to understand horse and rider and to communicate the skills needed to produce a good ride is the reason that I was able to accomplish my goals and not give up.I have enjoyed working with Emily as she is super kind, considerate and professional. I will continue under her training with complete confidence and enthusiasm.”