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Tempel Lipizzan Mares and Foals

Dressage Training

Tempel Farms Dressage Training Center opened in the 1980s. It is a premier facility where serious dressage riders can visit with their horses and train with an internationally recognized clinicians and riders. The stable and indoor arena are heated, and there are several outdoor arenas and areas to ride around the property. Tempel’s facility cultivates a positive atmosphere with an emphasis on teamwork while helping horses and riders to achieve their full potential in the show ring.

Trainers at Tempel Lipizzans


Eliza Ardizzone

Eliza Ardizzone is a USDF Gold and Silver Medalist. She graduated the USDF “L” Judge program with distinction. She has 30 years of experience training horses and instructing students from Austria to Germany to England and here in the United States. She is ever committed to improvement in riding and training in clinics with World Class trainers from Lars Peterson to Conrad Schumacher and several Olympic Dressage riders. She started as a trainer at Tempel Lipizzan in early 2011. 

Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia spent the early part of his professional career working at the Escola Portuguesa de Art Equestre (the Portuguese Riding School) where he learned the classical foundations for the Airs Above the Ground and Work in Hand. He has also competed, coached and trained in dressage at national and international levels while living in Brazil. He served as the official coach for the Brazilian National Federation for Junior and Young Riders and was the Dressage Director of State Dressage Federation.

Ted Goad

From 1985 to 1995 Ted owned and ran a 40 stall training barn in Clarkston, MI.  During this time he trained several horses to the F.E.I. level and competed though Grand Prix.  In 1990, he was first alternate to the Olympic Festival.  From 1996 to 2003 Ted worked as the Barn Manager and then as a Rider Trainer at Tempel Farms.  In 2004, Ted and his wife, Jenni, started a small private training Barn in Caledonia, WI.  Ted returned to Tempel Lipizzans in 2013 to help with training and performance preparation.

Jeff LaDue

Former Breed/Herd Manager Jeff LaDue has resumed his prior position at Tempel Lipizzan Corporation. A native New Yorker, Jeff LaDue has a long history of training horses with a specific focus on driving training. Team driving is where Jeff excells. Next performance season will feature his return to driving a Lipizzan Team.

In addition to being our driving trainer, Jeff works as our herd manager keeping eyes and hands on our young horses and breeding stock.


Sue Ott
Sue Ott just joined the Tempel Lipizzan’s staff in 2011 and is focusing on early training of the youngest of the Lipizzan herd as well as riding in the performances. She has been working as a trainer for 20 years and spent many years working with Sabine Schut-Kery.  Her experience spans from exhibition riding to competitive dressage to instructing. Among her varied accomplishments in the show ring, Sue holds a USDF Bronze Medal and is working toward her USDF Silver Medal. She believes the basics are essential to a horse’s long term dressage career. 



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Working Student Intership Program

To keep with our educational mission, every year Tempel Lipizzans hosts several riders at various stages of dressage training into our Working Student program. The program partners each student with a trainer and the stable manager to learn about both riding and training as well as equine health and stable management.

ashAshley Vogel
Ashley Vogel has been a working student at Tempel Lipizzans since June of 2011. She came on the team with a specific interest in early training of young stallions. She also continues to hone her skills in upper levels of dressage.  Ashley started riding when she was 9 years old. She has competed through fourth level earning her USDF Bronze and working toward her USDF Silver Medal.


lydiaLydia Knurek
Lydia joined the TLC team as a working student in September of 2011. She’s been interested in classical dressage and the Lipizzan breed since 2005 when she bought her first of many Lipizzans. She started riding when she was 5, continued riding as a hobby and only recently made a career change from Engineering. She’s interested in becoming a dressage trainer and is working on both improving her riding and training young horses. She hopes to earn her Bronze this summer on the back of a Lipizzan.