Ute Busse was honored as 2011 Coach of the Year by the Ontario Equestrian Federation. Nominated by her students, Busse won the coveted award for her dedication and skill in coaching and mentoring young and mature dressage hopefuls and their horses. Nominee coaches for this annual award come from all the disciplines (jumping, reining, eventing, dressage, and hunter). A Level 3 Coach, Busse takes pride in working with students at every level of competition including contenders for Ontario Young Riders and North American Young Riders Championships and every level of Ontario Champions. Her daughter, Tina Busse Irwin was a Canadian silver medal team member for the prestigious 2011 Pan Am Games.
The German born Canadian has been giving back to the dressage community for the past 20 years, bringing both horses and amateur owners up through the ranks to win at the highest levels. She is an Equine Canada Dressage Judge.
Busse is a serious contender and has short listed for Canada’s Olympic team and represented Canada internationally. Now she has set her sights on the 2012 Olympics aboard the Dutch Warmblood, ‘Lindor’s Finest’ as friends, fans, students, and supporters rally behind her, wishing her all the best.