Alexsandra Howard Anne Howard Erica Poseley
|Alexsandra "Sandy" Howard has a long and successful
equestrian career including representing the USA in international dressage
competitions (Olympic and World Championships) on three European tours.
Her outstanding California-bred Thoroughbred gelding Bull
Market was one of the powerhouses of US dressage during the 70's
and 80's and helped to get dressage freestyle started in this country with
electrifying performances at Devon, Knoll Farm and IEO York.
She developed the horses Maxel, William, and Leverage to FEI levels before they moved onto rewarding careers as schoolmasters for other riders.
On her next FEI horse, the imported Swedish stallion Pilgrim, she continued to claim many state and national titles including the national Freestyle Championship with her well-known musical ride to The Stripper. On offspring of Pilgrim, she has competed in combined driving and dressage. She is currently developing 3 horses: Euro Pro Iko (ISR by Ideal) at PSG ant I-1, Hacedero (Trak by Hailo) is schooling I-2 and Rondo (DWB by Kennedy) will be showing 2nd and 4rd level this year. She also recently bought a promising youngster in Germany Dash.
An "S" level judge, Sandy regularly conducts "L" judge learning programs
as a USDF Faculty member in addition
to regular judging duties. In 1990, intrigued by the questions posed during
a CDS Annual Meeting lecture, she began a very rewarding collaboration with Mary
Wanless on developing an advanced understanding of the biomechanics of the
effective dressage seat. She clinics around the States incorporating this revolutionary
approach with traditional dressage training teaching riders of all levels.
Hosting Anders Lindgren Clinics for years
Driving at a CDE
Posh at 4
Regional Championships with Banner
|Anne Howard, MPT combines her
therapy skills with her background in dressage and eventing to present
a unique combination of skills to assist the dressage or eventing student.
She assisted in making the Mary Wanless video "A
Riders Guide to Body Awareness" in 1996 and presents clinics
and seminars on many issues facing the athletic rider, including Spinal
Stabilization, Flexibility, Asymmetry Correction, Body Awareness, and basic
strengthening. Her advanced therapy skills enable her to pinpoint
the structural or coordination problems that need to be addressed. Anne has limited clinics around
the country with emphasis on fine tuning the rider's seat and position
as a tool to better communication with the horse. Recently her interests
have expanded to include equine rehabilitation and manual therapy to increase
the horse's potential as well as the rider.
She competes primarily in dressage on homebred Swedish-TB gelding Posh and the young Dutch gelding Euro Pro Pacho.
The first thing you'll do if
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implemented a developmental system to make learning
More information is available at my website www.gotseat.com