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.
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.
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.