BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR FOR YOUTHS & PONY CLUB MOUNTED INSTRUCTION DAY
April 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am
Join us for a day of dressage instruction and a chance to peek behind-the-scenes at a working classical training center and enjoy a demonstration of some of the highest levels of the sport by the renowned trainers and Lipizzans of the Tempel Lipizzans. The tour is open to members and non-members and tour participants will be able to audit the afternoon lessons.
What To Expect On The Tour
Meet Your Instructors and Tour Guides
Jessica brings decades of riding and teaching experience to her work. She has a very wide background of experience. Growing up she rode in many disciplines from western to vaulting. In 1996 she was a member of the St. James Pony Club. Eventually, Jessica found dressage through eventing. Through her years of competing she has won her USDF gold individual medal in addition to her USDF gold freestyle bar. She trains horses from their initial backing all the way through the FEI levels including work in hand. In the fall of 2014 Jessica began working at the Tempel Lipizzans after she fell in love with a client’s Lipizzaner mare. Jessica continues to strive for excellence and readily shares her experience with her students and colleagues.
Emily has over ten years of teaching and training experience under her belt. She grew up riding and competing in the 4-H world in English and Western pleasure, barrels, equitation, and showmanship. In college she expanded her experience delving into jumping and dressage. After taking some lessons from local dressage trainers she found a particularly strong connection to this discipline and starting training in dressage almost exclusively. She competed in her first competition in 2011 and from there she decided to devote her career to dressage. In 2012 she began as a Working Student with the Tempel Lipizzans and quickly moved up to become an Assistant Trainer and at the beginning of 2015 she became the Program Coordinator. Throughout her time at the Tempel Lippizans she has continued to teach and compete in addition to the daily training and summer performances which the Tempel Lipizzans is known for. Emily’s teaching strength lies in her ability to make complex riding concepts easy to understand and fun to ride.
Julie has been working at Tempel Farms for 7 years now as the Stable Manager. She manages the care and health of 45 horses who are all in classical training. Additionally, she oversees the Working Student program. She has her Bachelors of Animal Science from SIU. Her education gave her a focus on breeding and management. Her extensive knowledge of the Lipizzaner breed, horse management, and horse care in addition to her Masters in Education make her not only an exceptional manager of our herd, but also a great instructor and mentor. She’s looking forward to sharing all of her knowledge and experience with the eager young minds at the Pony Club.