British-born, Grand Prix trainer and competitor, Diana Mukpo, recently relocated her full-service business, Windhorse Dressage, to Stonehenge Farm in Dover, MA. With more than a dozen horses in full training, Diana prides herself on creating a professional environment and training program for the serious amateur client to flourish. “To a certain extent being a good dressage rider is closely keyed into personal development,” Diana relates. “How people learn to work with discipline, as a group, creates a positive energy.”
Right now, Windhorse Dressage has an extraordinary community, a unique group of students who are very successful in their own professions, so they come with an excellent work ethic, interpersonal skills, and focus but they come to dressage as amateurs.
Along with her assistant trainer, Mary Bahniuk Lauritsen, and her students’ resounding success during the Florida season from Training level through Grand Prix, Diana is excited to showcase her riders, many with mounts she personally hand-picked, on the New England summer circuit in 2012.“I don’t know which horses I like best!” she says of the 15 horses settled into Stonehenge and gearing up for spring.
In addition, an April shopping trip to Holland, Belgium and Germany, yielded two excellent Prix St George finds: V.I.P, a 2001 gelding by Gribaldi and Wench de Jeu, a 2002 mare by Jazz out of a Contango mare bred by Emmy de Jeu who has bred some of the best horses in Holland including Sisther de Jeu ridden by Edward Gal. Wench is the dam of Che de Jeu, a young stallion that Gal has in training.