Rita started weekly riding lesson at the age of 7 and got seriously interested in dressage when she was in her early 20s. For the past 25 years Rita has had the pleasure of studying with a variety of top New England trainers which helped her to become a well rounded teacher, trainer and competitor. For the past 7 years she has worked extensively with Christopher Hickey who is a US Pan AM double gold medalist and Olympic hopeful for London 2012. Chris is credited in helping Rita and Daktari make the jump from Prix St George to Grand Prix in less tha 2 years. Rita has also supplemented her education by riding in clinics with top professionals such as Ulla Salzgeber, Pam Goodrich and Dr Voker Moritz to name just a few and most recently Morten Thomsen. Rita has been granted the 2012 NEDA Professionals scholarship which she used to train more extensively with Morten Thomsen at Hilltop Farm in Colora MD
Rita Holds her Bronze, Silver and Gold USDF Medals, Is a graduate of the USDF “L” judges program with distinction and is a contributing writer in the “ask the experts” section of Dressage Today magazine. Click here to see the article.
Her clients include juniors, adult amateurs, and other professionals. She can be seen on the recognized show circuit and is available to conduct clinics on and off-site. She is now offering a public riding program for children called the Scituate Riding School.
Rita's years of classical training keep horses sound both mind and body. She sticks very closely to the training scale with her horses in order to develop true throughness and collection.
- A Monthly training fee is available or just weekly lessons.
- Truck-in lessons welcome (limited stabling available)
- Mini-clinics for a minimum of 4 riders (on and off-site)
- Coaching available for day and overnight shows
- Special monthly training rate for sales horses, young horses, and rehab horses