Conrad Schumacher - Master Coach
Classical dressage training is a process not a destination. Conrad Schumacher serves as Master Coach to the Tempel Lipizzans approximately 35 horses in training; he sets regular training goals for horses and riders and providing creative insight to training by individual horse, all the while serving as an advisor for the long term planning with the program. Mr. Schumacher is one of the world's foremost dressage trainers, having trained many students to international Olympic and World Championship level. He comes to Tempel Farms 3-4 times a year to teach not just our team but local professionals as well. His clinics are open to auditors.
Ted Goad started his career owning and running a 40 stall training stable in Clarkston, MI. During this time he trained several horses to the FEI level and competed through Grand Prix. In 1990, he was first alternate to the Olympic Festival. From 1996 to 2003 Ted worked as a Stable Manager then as a Rider Trainer with the Tempel Lipizzans. Ted, and his wife Jenni began a private training stable in Caledonia, WI. Ted returned to Tempel Lipizzans in 2013 as a Trainer and was promoted to Lead Trainer in 2017. In 2020 Ted was promoted to Deputy Director of our facility.
Bill Clements is an FEI level trainer and rider who has competed at all levels through Grand Prix. He first found his way to the Tempel Lipizzans in 1994 when he started as a working student. He studied under George Williams and Karl Mikolka and was quickly promoted to Trainer. In 2003 Bill left to pursue his career in the private, training sector. Late in 2017, Bill started back part-time at the Tempel Lipizzans to assist with the development of the Airs-Above-the-Ground training. In 2018, Bill rejoined the Tempel Lipizzans training staff on a full-time basis.
Raul Roa Vadillo
Raul Roa is a trainer from Badajoz, Spain. Raul joined the Tempel Lipizzans' training staff in the summer of 2018. He is qualified, by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art among others, and has worked in various horse riding centers in Spain and around the world. He has taught clinics and competed in Europe and in the US. A true highlight to Raul's education came in 2004 when he was selected as on of the four student riders of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art (REAAE), in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) to take the training course held between 2004 and 2008.
Nadalyn Firenze joined the Tempel Lipizzans in 2015 as a working student. Over the past few years, she has been a dedicated student of the equestrian arts exploring all aspects of classical riding. Through her studies she had risen to the ranking of Assistant Trainer and just recently got promoted to become a Trainer at our facility. She is also working to receive her individual medals with the USDF. So far, she has achieved her bronze medal and is one score away from her silver medal.