Emily Keene

About Emily

I've had a passionate love for horses since early childhood, and have been teaching and training for 27 years. In this time I've taught children and adults, in privates or large groups. I've taught Western, Jumping, and of course, Dressage.

Personal experience includes Competitive Trail Riding, Endurance Racing, Hunters, and Dressage. Over the years I’ve worked with Arabians, Fresians, Quarter Horses, Thorobreds, Warmbloods and everything in between. I’ve trained every stage, from weanling to PSG and I-1. I use a lot of ground work and natural horsemanship in my training and believe in keeping it light and fun.

Dressage has been my focus for 20 years. I school all the Grand Prix movements, and have shown to PSG (recognized) and I-1 (schooling). I aspire to the Grand Prix and my Gold Medal.


Ribbons Medals
  • USDF Silver Medalist
  • USDF Bronze Medalist
  • USDF Horse of the Year, 4th level
  • Region 5 4th level Champion
  • Region 5 3rd level Reserve Champion
  • New Mexico State Champion PSG
  • New Mexico State Champion 4th Level
  • Coached New Mexico State Champion Training, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level as well as earning a USDF Bronze Medal
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Primary Influences Include: Sarah Hall, Kate Dodge, Mary Wanless, Linda Tellington Jones, Clinton Anderson, Joanie Bolton, and Terry Coppin. I’ve cliniced with Christine Traurig, Conrad Schumacher, Edward Gal, and Sandy Howard, among others. I traveled to Germany to train with Hans Biss.

Horsey Love

Atmosphere & Attitude

I provide a relaxed atmosphere for my clients. Our barn is one with good camaraderie, non-competitive and fun. I’m passionate, approachable, and patient.

While training and lessons are the primary components of my program, I really enjoy working with people and their horses on all aspects of care and partnership. Hoof care (I'm a proponent of barefoot when at all possible), nutrition, saddle fit, dentistry, body work, and the emotional needs of horse and rider are critically important in creating harmonious partnerships.

Any student who is sincere, regardless of saddle type, type of horse, age, or experience is welcome in my program. I’m happy to teach students from other disciplines and horses of any breed.


Personal Life

I’m very interested in health, personal development, connection and leadership skills. I spend a lot of time working on improving my personal blueprint, my diet, and fitness. I love a good book and read a lot of history and biography. Additionally, I enjoy time in the mountains, yoga, and riding my bike.

Get In Touch

Mobile: (505) 469-0077
Email: emily@keenedressage.com

Keene Dressage
81 Ranch Road
Lamy, NM 87540

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