Jessica Levin of Durham Wood Equestrian- Dressage Training and Sales is now available in Bucks County, PA and the surrounding areas.
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I have over twenty years of riding experience in the Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Dressage arenas (Level VI Jumpers and Prix St. Georges Dressage). I have been teaching and training in a professional capacity since 2004, and have a passion for working with horses and riders of every age from multiple disciplines. As an instructor, my goal is to help my students develop their skills while improving horse-and-rider partnerships.
Durham Wood Equestrian (Long Island, NY & Enumclaw, WA)
Owner/Head Trainer - training/coaching private client horses and riders in hunters, jumpers, dressage, eventing, and western dressage disciplines; responsible for organizing, training and lesson schedules, horse care and horse show schedules as well as the finer points of running a small business; experienced in marketing sales horses as well as assisting clients in the purchases of well matched equine partners; working as coach for local Pony Club for monthly lessons as well as rallies in both show jumping and dressage
2005 - Present
TL Training (Long Island, NY & Enumclaw, WA)
Assistant Trainer - Assistant rider and instructor of riders of all ages in hunter, jumper and dressage disciplines, both at home and at shows
2004 - 2012
Summervale Farm (Roy, WA)
Assistant Trainer - Assistant rider of horses in top-quality dressage sales program; assisted in sales, horse care management, farm and business management; extensive experience preparing horses for photos, videos and sale appointments
2011 - 2012
DF (Auburn, WA)
Working Student - For international Grand Prix dressage rider. Assisted in riding and training of dressage sales horses, management of horse care including vet appointments, shoeing appointments, dietary needs and first aid; hands on experience of all aspects of running both recognized and schooling hunter jumper and dressage shows; assisted in the organization of equine benefit dinners and events
2008 - 2009
Thomas School of Horsemanship (Melville, NY)
Riding Instructor - Rider and instructor for summer camp and year-round riding school; assisted in the running of monthly horse shows as well as riding and coaching at horse shows; taught equine education courses
2004 - 2008
I believe in the value of continuing education in all aspects of my life. I believe that there is always room for improvement as a rider and instructor, so I frequently attend lessons and clinics with top international hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing clinicians such as Michael Page, Anne Gribbons, Lendon Gray, Eric Horgan, Anne Kursinski, Frank Madden, Ron Postlieb, Janet Foy, and Andreas Hausberger. I have also attended educational programs such as the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program (2012), The FEI Trainers Conference (2013, 2014), and The Global Dressage Forum of North America (2014). I am a recent graduate of the USDF “L” Program.
Outside of the barn, I am working to complete a Bachelor's degree with a focus in Education, with a plan to eventually earn a Masters degree.
References available upon request.
Lessons available at our farm or yours. Some lesson horses available. Please contact Jessica directly for scheduling and prices.