Endel Ots - Endel Ots Dressage
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Originally from De Pere Wisconsin, Endel Ots is a dressage rider and trainer with several notable accomplishments under his belt. Ots worked in the Chicago area for 8 years before accepting a training opportunity with Hubertus Schmidt in Germany, from there Ots came to Wellington, Fl and studied under Lars Petersen. In 2015 Ots was named the Alternate for the Pan American Gold Medal Team for the United States. Ots now owns and operates his own training and sale business based out of Wellington, FL. Ots has extensive experience working with talented young horses, and establishing a solid foundation for success.
Ots has won numerous National awards, including USDF Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year in 2007 and USDF Intermediare I and Intermediare I Freestyle with scores over 75%. Racking up countless CDI wins, such as the prestigious Dressage at Devon Intermediare I and Freestyle. In 2012, Ots was the Reserve Champion in the Developing Horse Grand Prix division at the Markel United States Young Horse Championships, and was Champion in the same division in 2014. In 2015, Ots qualified two horses for the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany placing 11th in the five year old division with his own Lucky Strike. In 2016, Ots returned to the World Young Horse Championships to compete Lucky in the six year old division and then went on to win the Markel United States Young Horse Championships Six Year Old division. Ots also competed and won the Small Tour division at the United States National Dressage Finals aboard Samhitas in 2016.
Ots continued his success in the Developing Horse Program winning the Reserve Champion title aboard Lucky Strike in the Developing Horse Prix St. Georges at the 2017 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Grand Prix National Championships. Ots' successful track record is passed on to his students as well - Young Rider Bebe Davis won the individual gold medal at the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships, and Chase Hickok was the top scoring American rider in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup teams in Falsterbo, Sweden and in Hickstead, England.
Ots has years of experience teaching all levels, from beginners to FEI level. He coached his sister to a Bronze medal at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships, and to other top finishes at Gladstone.