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Lisa K Schmidt Dressage Training & Coaching


She trained her last Grand Prix mount, Ihorn, from Third Level and showed him successfully at Grand Prix from 2004 to his retirement in 2012. With Ihorn, Lisa accumulated over 25 scores above 60% at the FEI levels with several Regional Championship and Reserve Championship placings.

Her current horse, Qrown Prince is on his way to Prix St Georges in 2019. In 2018, he showed Third level with many scores in the 70’s and qualified for the USDF Regional Finals were he was in top 9 placings. “Prince” also in 2015 won the Region One Championships at Training Level then on to place eighth at the US National Finals at Training level. Lisa and Prince moved up to second level placing sixth in the Region 8 Championships and again qualifying for the US National Finals.

Lisa has worked extensively with many top equestrians. Most recently she has taken instruction with US National Young Horse Coach, Scott Hassler and Olympian Lendon Gray. Lisa credits her biggest influences from work with two time Olympian and Bronze medalist, Hilda Gurney. In addition, she has trained with other Olympians Ashley Holzer, Steffen Peters, and Robert Dover and participated in clinics with German trainers, Rudolf Zeilinger and Karin Rehbein as well as US Olympic Bronze medalist, Debbie McDonald and Danish rider Lars Peterson.

Lisa has been teaching dressage since 1996 and her students have been champions at local NY and NJ shows and placed in the USDF year end awards. She has coached the following success stories:







Pandemic Year


  • Adult Amateur Bronze medalist Champion US Pony Finals


  • Sixth Place Adult Amateur Second Level at US National Finals
  • NAYC Member of Region 1 Junior Team


  • Sixth Place Adult Amateur Training Level at US National Finals
  • Seventh Place Adult Amateur Third Level Freestyle US National Finals
  • Seventh place Dressage Seat Equitation Finals 13 and under
  • Reserve Champion US Pony Finals


  • NAJYRC Junior Team Silver medalist
  • Fifth place Junior at Festival of Champions
  • US National Dressage Childrens Champion.

2016: NAJYRC Junior Team Bronze medalist, Sixth place Junior at Festival of Champions

2015: US National Dressage Pony Champion, one USDF Bronze medalist

2013: USDF Bronze Medalist at 16 years old. This same rider won the USDF/GAIG Region 8
Championships at First Level Junior/Young Rider.


  • Two USDF Silver Medalists,
  • Top placing junior rider at Dressage at Devon in the FEI 5 year old division


  • Two USDF Bronze Medalists
  • One USDF Silver Medalist

2007: USDF Region 8 ABIG Championships:

  • Fourth Place Second Level Open
  • Sixth Place Third Level Adult Amateur
  • BLM Championships: Fourth Place Second Level Senior

2005: BLM Championships: First Level Senior Champion


  • USDF Adult Amateur Horse of the Year: Sixth at First Level.
  • USDF Region One Championships: Adult Amateur Champion at Prix St Georges
  • USDF Region One Championships: Adult Amateur Reserve Champion at Intermediare 1.

2003: USDF Adult Amateur Horse of the Year: Sixth at Prix St Georges