Lessons, Training & Clinics

Allison combines her talent as a rider with a growing renown as a trainer and coach. Her focus on positive reinforcement and straightforward analysis has made her a popular and much sought-after instructor for both amateurs and young riders.

Allison’s students range from upper level competitors to beginners going to their first event. Her students consistently qualify for the American Eventing Championships and have numerous wins at prestigious events across the country, including Richland Park (MI), The Fork (NC), Ocala (FL), and and the North American Young Riders Championships.

Allison’s clear, classical training methods and dedication to establishing groundwork has yielded a proven history of training and rehabilitating young or difficult horses into champions. Her ability to identify world-class prospects and develop them to the peak of their ability provides a firm foundation for her future competitive success.

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Allison’s horsemanship is paramount. Her commitment to the well-being of the horse yields a system that balances competitive edge with long-term stability in the sport. Allison’s primary focus is Eventing, but instructs many riders in pure Dressage, Hunters, and Jumpers.

Allison is based in Upperville, Virginia for the majority of the year and in Aiken, South Carolina during the winter months. Please contact Allison for information about scheduling lessons in Virginia or South Carolina, training your horse, or scheduling a clinic at your farm.

Allison does accept working students. Please contact Allison for a job description and interview.

In addition to being a terrific rider, Allison brings her considerable skills to training students. Her ability to quickly isolate issues and to give clear, immediate correction is remarkable. Her instruction has brought me further in the past year than I thought possible, and I have seem similar improvement in her other students at our barn. Allison’s training has given me solid tools for bettering both my position and my horse’s performance; and my confidence has increased accordingly! Her professional manner, ability to focus, and her positive attitude have me looking forward to the hard work of each lesson. -Kathy Davis

Dear Allison,
We are sad to let you go for the winter, as Annie has made amazing progress in just four lessons. Annie has been taught the principles of dressage before, but suddenly she “gets it.” Flash has a spring to his step now, and Annie is all smiles as she feels him rounding underneath her. What a difference from his nose in the air days! I asked Annie why it seems easier to her now, and she said “I understand everything Allison is telling me to do.” I honestly wasn’t sure an eleven-year old could feel “accepting the bit, etc.,” but you have managed to communicate difficult concepts to her very clearly, with immediate results. Thank you, thank you! And hurry back this spring! -Valerie Page