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Ashley Donadt

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Ashley Donadt

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Ashley is a young dressage professional, living in Del Mar, California. She has 20+ years of riding experience, riding passionately since she was a little girl growing up in WA State. She spent her high school/college years as a working student, gaining invaluable experience on a wide variety of horses of all levels. 

In 2012, she followed her passion to San Diego, CA where she took a grooming position for David Blake, at Arroyo Del Mar (home of Steffen and Shannon Peters). She quickly moved up to become the assistant rider for David, and his wife Rebecca Rigdon. It was a dream come true for Ashley to be fully immersed and surrounded by top quality horses and riders in Southern California.

Since 2015, Ashley has continued her own training under Elizabeth Ball as her assistant. Ashley plays an integral part on Beth’s team, assisting her in many aspects of taking care of her top FEI horses. She travels with Beth to local shows, CDI’s and high-performance training sessions as well as provides support while at home, riding Beth’s top horses when she is away.

In 2016, Ashley started her own training business, traveling locally from barn to barn to train and teach clients. 

Starting in summer of 2017, Ashley took the offer to base her training business out of Fairbanks Ranch Equestrian Center (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) becoming their primary dressage trainer. She continues to learn from her mentor, Elizabeth Ball, as well as riding with other trainers in the area, and also taking advantage of the many great opportunities southern California has to offer with it's shows and clinics.