Christine Betz Dressage, LLC
USDF Gold, Silver, Bronze Medalist, Gold Bar Recipient
BS in Education, FEI Competitor & Trainer
Currently sponsored by Custom Saddlery, Toklat International, Myler Bits, Woof Boots, Matrix Saddle Pads, Irideon Riding Wear, Purina Feeds. Developer of multiple FEI horses.
Christine is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist. Christine’s scores for these medals were achieved on her Bavarian Warmblood Catus, (1st though Grand Prix). At the time Christine purchased Catus he was working at below training level. Originally purchased for re-sale, Christine and Catus quickly developed a bond and have progressed steadily up the levels from Training Level to Grand Prix! To date, Catus and Christine have won numerable Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyles. Twice they have been Region One Grand Prix Reserve Champions in Grand Prix Freestyle! Christine has also developed Coronado, a horse she has had since he was a four year old, up the FEI levels. After successful seasons at PSG, I-1 and I-1 Freestyle, Christine debuted him at the Grand Prix Level in the 2015 show season, winning for the third time the USDF Region 1 GPMFS Reserve Championship title.
Christine's training influences include her first instructor Monte Mendenhall, Marat Bakhramov, Janna Dyer, and Debbie McDonnald. Currently, Christine works with Heather Mason.
Christine has had a variety of teaching experiences that help to guide and develop her students and their horses. Christine’s teaching encourages and guides her students through the training process in a comprehensive manner. With a diverse background in various equestrian disciplines she is able to find the road that leads and aids each horse and rider combination to success in the training process and in the show ring. As a trainer Christine has experience and appreciates the qualities that each breed has to offer. Her experiences with everything from: draft-crosses, thoroughbreds, warm-bloods to Arabians, have given her an open mind to the needs of each horse she encounters. Christine has a reputation for succeeding with horses that are deemed sensitive or difficult. Christine also loves working with mares and stallions.