CFH Dressage and Team EnGaged to host Axel Steiner and Open House in November

Friday, October 7, 2011


FEI 5* and FEI-O judge Axel Steiner to teach clinic for CFH Dressage and Team EnGaged  (Photo:
FEI 5* and FEI-O judge Axel Steiner to teach clinic for CFH Dressage and Team EnGaged (Photo:
Lexington, KY: TEAM ENGAGED and CFH DRESSGE bring together FEI ***** Judge  Axel Steiner on November 5th and 6th in CFH Dressage's new facility in Ocala, FL. “I could not think of a better way to kick off the winter season than with Chrissa,” states Kelly Gage, owner of Team EnGaged. “She truly believes in supporting the community and riders. If we have spots left, we encourage all riders to reserve their spot quickly.” Steiner is one of America's most well known dressage judges. “Axel's in depth knowledge of the sport should prove a valuable building block not just for the riders, but for auditors as well,” Gage continues. “He has a vast amount of experience bringing horses and riders through the levels. Chrissa Hoffman, owner of CFH Dressage mentions "He has a lot to offer this community and we hope to have him regularly as a clinician in coming years”. Axel Steiner started riding as a 9 year old in Germany and later attended the well known riding schools of Warendorf and von Neindorff. After moving to the USA in 1961, he competed on his own horses and on horses owned by the US Modern Pentathlon Team until his military duties interfered. He received his first national judges licence in 1968, and was promoted by the FEI to Official status (FEI-O, now FEI Five Star*****) in 1988. Axel has judged in 35 different countries, from Zambia to World Cup Finals, Pan American, and Olympic Games. After retiring from the military in 1988, he has also concentrated on teaching, and is now a much sought after clinician throughout the country.

Col (Lt/Col USAF, Ret.) is a long standing member of the USEF Dressage Committee, a judge instructor/examiner, and faculty member of the USDF "L" program. He lives with his wife, Terri Miller, the well known artist and photographer, in the San Diego, CA area.

Team EnGaged Clinics are professionally hosted equestrian events based out of Lexington, Kentucky. It quickly progressed to an encompassing thought of rider-centric education that incorporates community participation.

The goal of the company is to bring equestrian education through world class clinicians and premium facilities. Team EnGaged believes that education is the foundation of all progression and continually strives to provide educational opportunities for all who wish to learn.

If interested in riding or auditing please contact: Kelly Gage 859/699-7383, or Chrissa Hoffman,