She currently trains with Anne Gribbons and Christine Traurig regularly. Previous education includes working with Conrad Schumacher, Scott Hassler, Jeremy Steinberg, Alfredo Hernandez, Lilo Fore, Alex Gerding and many more.
From starting young horses to keeping School Masters fit and competitive, Sarah is adept at helping students accomplish their goals. Whether it be gaining confidence at home or at shows, winning Championships or earning USDF medals, we always put developing a fun and rewarding horse partnership first. Sarah prides herself in developing happy, healthy horses and building a strong bond of teamwork between horse and rider that leads to results.
Bernadine owns and operates Bernadine Diers Training, a personalized dressage program for casual riders and active competitors alike. With over twenty-five years as a dressage professional and numerous more years training in other equestrian disciplines, Bernadine brings a wealth of experience and insight to her dressage program. She is a USDF Gold medalist and continues to compete throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Bernadine is passionate about lifelong learning and actively engages regular instruction, most recently from Conrad Schumacher, J. Ashton Moore, Deborah Spence (“R”), and Christophe Theallet. She currently competes her Welsh cob gelding Monty at Grand Prix in addition to client horses at various levels.
Whether bringing along a young horse, preparing for Championships, or helping a student gain confidence, Bernadine is committed to thoughtful education that prioritizes correct foundations and the partnership between horse and rider. She is dedicated to providing exceptional horse care and shares her enthusiasm and love for riding and training horses with all her students.
Bernadine’s training philosophy has been influenced by a number of teachers, notably Barbara Koot, J. Ashton Moore, Jean-Claude Racinet, Conrad Schumacher, and Deborah Spence.