"When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny." - Bertice Berry
Alex grew up in the United States Pony Club which curated her horsemanship skills and passion for assisting with the development of horses and riders. She has been working professionally in the horse industry since 2012 and got her start at Donida Farms working for Gwen Blake (USDF Gold Medalist, Pan American team Member & coach) as a working student/assistant. She was given the opportunity to ride and show Gwen's 2 young KWPN horses and in 2016 earned her Bronze Medal on a Fresian/TB mare she had in training that she trained from 1st to 3rd level. In addition to Gwen, Alex spent time closely working with Garyn Heidemann (USDF Gold Medalist) assisting her with daily doings around the barn, schedule management and assisting with sale horses and all that goes along with it.
Alex strongly believes in taking opportunities to expand her own knowledge and continues to grow as an individual and trainer. She works closely with Jessica Wisdom on a weekly to bi-weekly basis to help check in with her own riding and training. Attending symposiums and clinics regularly as a rider or auditor whenever she can is a large part of her continued education and desire to be the best trainer and coach she can be for her horses and riders. In 2019 Alex and Ladino (owned by Pam Sturbaum) were chosen for the Through the Levels Symposium with Axel Steiner (2nd level) held at Donida Farm, as well as the Cindy Ishoy Clinic (3rd level). She encourages her students to attend clinics as much as possible as she feels everyone has something to teach and learn from others. Regardless of your goals with your horse, dressage can help you reach them. Alex teaches a wide variety of horses and riders of different disciplines and enjoys working with anyone who wants to learn and grow.
She has ridden, worked with or draws inspiration from: Gwen Blake, Jessica Wisdom, Garyn Heidemann, Regina Agren, Lindsey O'Keefe and Robert Dover.
If you feel passionately about learning, growing as a rider and have show goals or aspirations Alex would love to connect with you to see how she can help you reach those goals!