Welcome to the website for dressage trainer Julia Wolffe...a classically trained, free thinking trainer for horses and their humans.
I train horses and riders for the sport and art of classical dressage. I received my first teaching and training credentials from the British Horse Society in 1976. I have continued to work in this field, both as a barn owner and as a freelance trainer, for the last four decades. While my expertise lies in the dressage arena, I do encourage some jumping, galloping or trail riding, and generally having fun with one's horse. I work to develop sport riders and sport horses (regardless of breed) that can remain sound and happy while excelling in the rigors of gymnastic (physical and mental) dressage development. I am qualified to teach by the following national and international organizations:
- 1976 British Horse Society
- 1988 United States Pony Club
- 1995 United States Dressage Federation
I work with all levels of horses and riders. My approach to training is from the perspective of a lifelong athlete, both in equestrian sports and as a runner. Throughout all my training, from groundbreaking to Grand Prix, I focus on developing balanced, sound bodies and healthy minds. I am a licensed massage therapist, something that I did to increase my knowledge of muscles and how they worked. My experience and education, as a schoolteacher, as a riding instructor, and as a long time trainer, has given me many tools for working with the large array of personalities and learning styles that one may come across. My goal is for my students and I to enhance the beauty that our horses already possess. I never grow tired of watching the transformation that good dressage training can make. Information on pricing, methodology, and my background can be found below. I also have pages dedicated to athletic fitness, writings for pleasure, and contact information. Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you at the barn!