Silver Cup Training is a small, full time horse training operation focusing on dressage. I have 29 years of teaching and training experience that includes a lifetime of riding. I have operated my business for the last 14 years out of Golden Hills Farm located in Paso Robles, California. Only a limited number of horses and students are taken. I typically take new clients in the late fall and early winter unless an opening becomes available during the year. Please check with me to see what the status is of current availability. This strategy allows for horse and/or rider to have the time necessary to establish and build a solid basic foundation before the competition season begins.
Each client receives one on one time to determine needs and goals. A strategy is put in place that allows the client and trainer to quickly identify if goals are on track. Evaluations are done throughout the year to make any necessary adjustments. Goals can be simple or extensive, in the end the journey is yours. There are no working students. All horses in training are cared for and ridden by me. A balance of arena work as well as outside riding (track and trail) is included in the training routine.
On occasion I have horses for sale. The horses are in full training and are typically being groomed for the amateur rider or are horses that belong to my students. These horses come from breeders I know and work for or they have been a longstanding part of our team. Extra effort is put into developing a safe and fun companion. I am not a consignment barn. If it is not a horse I would sell to one of my own clients, it will not be a horse listed on my site.
References from clients, students, and peers are available upon request. Thank you for taking the time to visit the website.
Coaches and Mentors
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
Charles de Kunffy
Major Anders Lindgren
2017 Continuing Education
1/27/17 - 1/30/17 Equinology Course
EQ300-600: Equine Biomechanics, Gait Abnormalities and Lameness with Dr. Carrie Schlachter
4/8/17 and 4/9/17 West Coast Dressage Convention Clinic with Carl Hester Del Mar, Ca.
7/8/2017 and 7/9/2017 USPRE "SID" Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl
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Professional Level Highlights
Selected to ride Bandalor MQ in the USPRE Sport Initiative for Dressage (SID) Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl – US Olympian, 4* Dressage Judge, Member of USEF High Performance Committee and Youth Coach for USEF Dressage.
Paso Robles Dressage Summer Classic MVR Award Presented by Crackerjack Productions and Custom Saddlery
Celebrating 30 yrs. in Business
2015 Silver Cup Training
Voted Best in SLO County for Boarding/Training
2014 USDF Silver Medal
2013 USDF All Breeds Res. Champ.
(U.S. PRE Training Level)
2013 U.S. PRE California High Point
2013 Recipient of U.S. PRE
Professional Level Scholarship
2013 USDF All Breeds Champion
(U.S. PRE 4th Level Open)
2012 USDF All Breeds Res. Champ.
(U.S. PRE 3rd Level Open)
2009 Dutch DG Bar Cup Champion
(Site and National Level)
2009 Dutch Keuring Champion
(Site and National Level)
1996 USDF Certified Instructor
(Training through 2nd Level)
1994 USDF "L" Program Graduate
1993 USDF Bronze Medal
Silver Cup Training Thanks Sponsors
USDF L Program
Graduate with Distinction
Proud supporter of
The Equestrian Aid Foundation