Barbara Strawson, LLC

Barbara Strawson - FEI Dressage Rider, Trainer, Instructor and Author


In 2005 Barbara started her own business, Barbara Strawson, LLC. “For many years my husband moved for me. This time I was able to follow him, and that is how we ended up here. I knew there would be an exciting opportunity for me just around the corner.”

She currently works out of Tenacity Stables in Dickerson, Maryland. Barbara also travels locally to give lessons and gives clinics throughout the United States.

“My personal goal is to ride internationally for the U.S. I will continue to work with Nicole to find the right horse, that’s my dream.   My business goal is to continue to provide education for riders through lessons, clinics and training.  Luckily my business and personal goals go hand-in-hand.  If people see my success in the ring, I hope they will want to work with me.”

Barbara’s mission is to help her clients achieve their dreams whatever their level may be. “Everyone is an individual, and we are each working toward our own dream. Whether it be first level, Grand Prix, or having a safe trail ride, I want to help my clients get there.  Most importantly, we need to have fun and enjoy it.”

Barbara’s Current Horses

  • Prosecco, 1998 Westfalen gelding, sire Pik Donnerhall, dam Rising Sun,  dam sire Rivellino xx, competing PSG
  • Wie Vom Andern Stern (Willi), 1999 Oldenburg Gelding, sire Wolkentanz II -  She’s My Girl - Silvio I, 4th level
  • Degas, 1990 gelding, Diederick – Phoenix -  Pik Bube, PSG/Int I

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