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Louisa Marcelle Eadie

United States

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Accomplishments 2016 

  • Adequan/USDF Dressage Horse Of The Year 2016 
    Level: Intermediate II 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Rank: 5 Median Score 70.132 
  • Adequan/USDF Dressage Horse Of The Year 2016 
    Level: Grand Prix 
    Horse: Baltazar
    Rank: 36 (of 200 horses) Median Score: 68.050 
  • USDF Region 8 Reserve Champion 
    Level: Intermediate 2 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Score: 68%+ 
  • Dressage At Devon (USA) CDI2* 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Intermediate B 
    Place: 3 
  • Dressage At Devon (USA) CDI2* 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Intermediate A 
    Place: 2 
  • Omaha (USA) CDI4* 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Grand Prix Freestyle 
    Place: 7 
  • Omaha (USA) CDI4* 
    Horse: Baltazar 
    Grand Prix 
    Place: 7 
  • Wellington Global Dressage Festival (USA) CDI3* 
    Horse: Welt Cup 
    Grand Prix Freestyle 
    Place: 5 

 

From Humble Beginnings 

Louisa-Marcelle Eadie is a British citizen; an FEI Dressage trainer; a specialist in the training of young horses; lives in the U.S.; and competes in international level dressage under the flag of Great Britain. 

Sprotbrough raised, in South Yorkshire, Louisa began riding at Edlington Riding Centre. At 12, she was teaching adults and other children, and had begun breaking and backing horses at age 11. Louisa was the girl with her nose in the horse physiology books, not the history books! 

While at Edlington, Louisa took her GCSE’s. She began as a working equestrian student, living in a caravan by the North Sea, and embarked on the British Horse Society exam. When Louisa was second in command to the “head girl” at the yard, she left to work for Kenneth Clawson, legendary chef d’equipe of the British 3-Day Eventing Team. Clawson presided over 21 Olympic Gold medals, Badminton, Burghley, Blenheim and the World Equestrian Games. Wth the Team, Louisa gained her first exposure to international equestrian competition; her own course was decided: she would compete in dressage competition in the international arena. 

In her twenties, Louisa set up her own stables, Kingsley, in Leeds. She ran the business, “showing, teaching, it had a bit of everything.” Louisa cared for 18 horses a day on her own, and bartended at night to finance her dressage dreams. She aimed to grow her dressage experience, so sold the business, loaded up her two dogs and off they flew to America. 

New York 

Louisa arrived in New York in 2005 and met her first U.S. training client and sponsor. She also met her “ heart horse” Vegas aka Weltcup (Weltmeyer x Gamblers Cup xx) the first horse she trained to Grand Prix. Vegas took Louisa to her Silver and Gold USDF medals and due to their high scores Louisa was granted permission to ride for Great Britain in international dressage CDIs in the U.S. 

A Mentor 

In 2006, Anne Gribbons entered Louisa’s life and has been her closest friend and mentor for the past ten years. Anne, a 5* international dressage judge and chef d’equipe and technical advisor for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team, had begun the Dressage Pipeline in 2009 at the beginning of her term; the Pipeline recognized and mentored upcoming American dressage talent. Two of the U.S. Bronze Olympic medalists in Rio 2016 were identified by, and trained with, Anne. 

Anne's advice to Louisa was to ride for her flag, and ride she does, in CDIs in Wellington, Florida; New York; Dressage At Devon; and in the introductory CDI5* in Omaha, Nebraska. Louisa was invited to ride before Stephen Clarke at the Global Dressage Forum in Wellington. She has moved her horses to Florida for the last ten winters in order to continue training with Anne at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. 

Training Success 

Louisa has trained five horses to Grand Prix, all begun as young horses. She was invited to ride at Omaha in April 2016, and placed 7th in the Grand Prix on a client’s young horse, Baltazar (Idocus x Notaris). Omaha will be the site of the 2017 FEI World Cup Dressage Finals March 29-April 1, and Louisa aims to be there to represent Great Britain again on the talented Baltazar. 

A Partner, and Young British Horses 

A true Brit, and a supporter of the current phenomenal dressage breeders in England, Louisa has purchased one young horse from Waverley Stud, in Warwickshire; and another from Mount St. John Stud in North Yorkshire. Both foals have been flown to America and are currently enjoying the warmth of Florida as Louisa gears up for the winter showing season. Sara Longworth, owner of Waverley Stud, has named Louisa as her Waverley Stud business partner. 

A Home For Young Dressage Horses 

Louisa has purchased Bluebell Farm in Sherman, Connecticut, and kitted out the facilities especially for the raising and training of young horses from foals to Grand Prix. She continues to train and show her other horses with one goal in mind: representing England in more competitions in the U.S., Europe and Great Britain. 

Talent and hard work has given Louisa-Marcelle Eadie her successes. It is only upward, and success managed forward, from here for her.

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