Ellie is a USDF Bronze Medalist keen on developing riders and horses to the best of their abilities. Ellie has ridden in clinics and lessons with two-time Canadian Olympian Jaqueline Brooks, USDF Gold Medalist Lauren Sprieser, USDF Five-Star Gold Medalist Anna Marek, USDF "S" judge Janet Foy and USDF Gold Medalist Laurie Moore as well as audited many more including Charlotte Dujardin, Jeremy Steinberg and JJ Tate.
Ellie has been riding since the early 2000's and began her professional career in 2015. She grew up taking lessons at a local hunter/jumper facility and was exposed to dressage while attending Michigan State University where she completed her degrees in animal science and business.
Ellie currently travels to several farms in Oxford and Metamora, Michigan, and is an assistant at Matador Farm, a hunter/jumper facility in Oxford, Michigan, working horses and teaching lessons focusing on flatwork based in fundamental principles of dressage to improve horse and rider communication, understanding, balance and strength.
Awards and Highlights
Sponsorship with CWD Saddlery
Established Elevate Dressage LLC
Recipient of The Dressage Federation's Karen Skavarla Grant for Young Professionals
Training Year-End Open Champion with the Midwest Dressage Association - 76.8% Average
First Level Year-End Open Champion with the Midwest Dressage Association - 74.3% Average
Recipient of the Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Grant through The Dressage Federation
Second Level Open Year-End Champion with Midwest Dressage Association - 67.8% Average
Recipient of the Jean Brown Volunteer of the Year Award
Achieved USDF Bronze Medal