Everglades Dressage Welcomes New Upper Level Lesson Horse to Training Program
Wellington, FL (June 13, 2012) – Everglades Dressage, headed by Grand Prix rider and trainer Bethany Peslar, is proud to welcome a new FEI level lesson horse to their training program. Amia is an 18-year old 16.2 hand Danish warmblood mare trained to Intermediaire I. Everglades Dressage is unique in that they offer both a lower level and upper level schoolmaster for lessons; students are able to receive high level instruction on trained horses, a rare find for someone who doesn’t own their own trained horse.
“I am very pleased to welcome Amia to our barn,” said Peslar. “She is an ideal FEI schoolmaster, and I am sure my students will greatly benefit from her. All riders looking to improve their seat and skill should have the opportunity to ride a well trained schoolmaster. With the addition of Amia, we are pleased to add this option for our clients who do not own a trained FEI horse. A good schoolmaster helps riders learn the correct aids and feeling for collection. She’s a wonderful addition to my program that can help my students learn to feel collection, and learn to ride the upper level movements in a correct way on a safe, well trained FEI schoolmaster.” Amia is sired by the famous Blue Hors Cavan, who was a top international Grand Prix horse. In addition to her job as a schoolmaster, Amia is also being used by Everglades for breeding via embryo transfer and Amia’s recipient mare will give birth to a foal by DeNiro in 2013.
Everglades also offers a lower level lesson horse, a lovely Fresian mare named Zoey. The 10-year-old mare is used by Peslar to help her students develop a strong seat, learn the basics of dressage, and the lower level movements. “Zoey is a sweet horse that has a gift for helping riders develop a correct seat. She doesn’t give anything away unless you do it correctly, which makes her a great schoolmaster. She is also an excellent horse for lunge lessons because of her quiet temperament and comfortable gaits, giving riders confidence to really focus on themselves.”
Everglades Dressage is based in Grand Prix Village of Wellington, and offers dressage training for all levels of riders from Training level to Grand Prix. Peslar offers boarding for clients in training, and also allows clients to trailer in their horses for lessons. With the summer descending upon Florida, Everglades’ covered arena makes lessons possible despite the heat and afternoon rainstorms. Peslar focuses on helping riders achieve success with a focus on correct seat and effective aids. With the addition of Amia, Peslar is now able to expand her training program to offer lesson horses through the FEI level. Both Amia and Zoey are available for lessons as well as lease options.
Peslar is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist, was the 2006 Reserve Champion in the National Young Adult Grand Prix
Championship “Brentina Cup” at Gladstone, and is a successful USEF High Performance Grand Prix competitor. Peslar’s impressive list of accomplishments also includes earning her USDF Gold Medal in 2003 at age 21. She is also a strong supporter of equestrian programs in the United States.
For more information on Peslar, visit her website at www.evergladesdressage.com
Photo: Bethany Peslar of Everglades Dressage with her two lesson horses, Zoey (left) and Amia. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Bethany Peslar Everglades Dressage 561-784-4075