Jessie Steiner - Steiner Dressage - Builds a Clean Clear Core Foundation
Friday, May 9, 2014
Jessie is able to bring this knowledge to her students because of the unique opportunities she has had throughout her riding career. She has received wonderful coaching from Betsy on a regular basis and has been fortunate enough to work with some brilliant professionals during her career including, Klaus Balkenhol in Germany, Clinics with Kathy Connelly, Steffan Peters, Conrad Schumacher and Guenter Seidel. Jessie gives clinics throughout the East Coast and Midwest on a regular basis and is always willing to take on new clients and horses.
Growing up in the horse industry working together with her family since she was a small child, Jessie brings a great love of horses and a deep commitment to maintaining a high standard of dressage for both her horses and clients. Jessie opened Steiner Dressage, her own training business, in 2011 after acting as Assistant Trainer and managing the business side of Betsy Steiner Dressage since 1995. Steiner Dressage is the summer home of her Mother, Betsy Steiner’s dressage operation as well and Betsy and Jessie work closely with all of the horses in training at Steiner Dressage. Jessie has trained numerous horses up to FEI Levels in addition to starting the careers of many talented youngsters. She has clients ranging from beginners to competitive upper level amateurs.
Jessie competed and trained horses throughout most of her high school career and competed at the North American Young Riders Championships in 1992 where she earned a team Bronze Medal while attending Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. In 1993 Jessie graduated from Millikin with a BA in Communications and a minor in English Literature. Jessie went on to work in the Marketing Departments of several companies before deciding on a full time career in horses.
Jessie Steiner offers a wide range of services to suit the needs of all levels of riders.
FEI Rider | Lessons | Clinics | Horse Sales |Cross-Training
Training horses - The largest part of the Steiner Dressage business is riding and training horses for clients and or training clients on their own horses. She said, “We work towards getting these horses to the show ring for me to show or for my clients to show. We work on classical dressage principals while perfecting the connection with their horse and working on their precision in the show ring.”
Lessons and clinics – Basing her dressage lessons and clinics on the Classical Training Pyramid, Jessie offers extensive knowledge in the progressive development of both horse and rider. Her lessons are suited to all levels, from beginner riders through FEI competitors.
Jessie said, “I travel both locally and for clinics to teach riders from beginners to the FEI levels. I have worked with a lot of adult amateurs that have taken their first clinics with me and I've been proud to give them a positive first experience. I've also given clinics to our local pony clubs the past few years.”
Lunge Lessons – The emphasis at Steiner Dressage is on training the rider as well as the horse. Lunge lessons give the rider the opportunity to concentrate on position and to develop an effective seat. Riders can also take a lunge lesson on “Vino”, the resident Equicizer, a mechanical horse which allows them to work on strength, stability, balance, and position in a controlled environment.
Internship Program – We started a summer internship program in 2009 when we moved to Buxton Farm. Our program is designed to give an intensive study of dressage and what it takes to become a dressage professional. We gear the program toward individuals that would like to make dressage their career. Some of our internship graduates have become employees of Steiner Dressage and others have gone on to work for some of the top names in the Dressage world.
Horse sales – Jessie shared, “We often have lovely amateur friendly horses for sale in our barn. We also love taking clients to find their next equine partner, whether in the US or in Germany.”
Cross-Training - We are big believers in the benefits of cross training for the rider. We hold monthly BioCored Workshops and we have Pilates studio at the barn where our Pilates instructor holds regular classes. The BioCored workshops help our riders gain better body awareness while working on a neuromuscular level of realigning the body. Our Pilates sessions focus on strengthening our riders core while promoting flexibility and strength.
Here’s what some of Jessie’s clients have to say about Steiner Dressage:
"As a weekly ship in for lessons, I come to Jessie with either questions or problems. Jessie is a great help clearly explaining what I need to do and the logic behind what I'm trying to accomplish. She sends me home with exercises to improve my riding and strengthen my young dressage mare. And Jessie's stories of her own experiences is just frosting on my dressage cake!"
"I initially went to Jessie Steiner for help with the sale and training of my horse. I was amazed to see first-hand the quality of care my horse was receiving and the individualized coaching sessions clients were offered. Jessie introduces her clients to fun and functional programs to help enhance their riding program. Jessie has a super positive attitude, is easy to work with and is creative with her approach."
"I am so glad to give you the highest rating possible! Since I've come to Steiner Dressage with my average young horse I have been treated by all as though I was riding an FEI contender! Not only does Jessie and her mom have a very high knowledge and skill level but they do everything with a smile and a happy, pleasant and accepting attitude. Horses (as we know) provide highs as well as serious lows. You keep us encouraged! Thank you!"
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