USDF GOLD Medalist
Born and raised in Holland, my equestrian goals were always lofty. Even as a child my passion has always been horses. As a junior and young rider I experienced success as an international show jumper, and always thought to make my riding dreams my career. However, after finishing school, I decided to take a job in the financial sector. During my time in the banking industry, I transitioned into dressage. I bought a foal and trained her up to Small Tour level before she was sold to an Italian international Young Rider. During this time, I was able to train with some of the best riders in Holland. Many of whom I have known since childhood. Over the last ten years, I was fortunate to own and co-own several horses that I competed through intermediare-1. Micha trained and competed 14 horses to the FEI levels including 2 horses to Grand Prix.
In 2015, I decided to make dressage my full time career. In order to make this happen, I decided to move to America and start my business. I came with two horses, Verdict and Choice. Choice was a horse I trained for a year, and competed through 4th level in Holland. Verdict had competed through grand prix. I competed both horses in Florida during the 2016 season. Choice and I competed through Prix St. George with scores over 70%. Verdict competed intermediare-1 and Grand prix and in just 3 shows I earned my USDF Silver and Gold medals.
USDF GOLD Medalist
Ryan Bell thinks outside the box and the lettered arena so important to dressage. He loves the challenging horses that other riders abandon, often for good reason — training them in his gently persistent way, coaxing them to manifest their athleticism and brilliance.
Earning his USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold medals with his own horses, Ryan has competed over 10 horses to the FEI levels including 4 horses to Grand Prix.
Ryan's approach to training is kind and sympathetic with his focus on the correct development of the dressage horse and rider. He teaches all levels of riders and takes all levels of horses in training. With his calm, focused, relaxed environment, you are bound to succeed. His training is focused on harmony and enjoyment.
Ryan has trained extensively in Holland and Germany with some of the best riders and trainers in the world, including several former #1 world ranked riders. A veteran of the junior divisions, Ryan competed extensively through the international young rider, small tour, and Under 25 Grand Prix divisons. During his Young Rider years, he had several horses invited to the Festival of Champions.