Lisa K Schmidt Dressage Training


Lisa has trained and shown several horses to Grand Prix. 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 new, Grand Prix mount, Don Lara, will be in the show ring in 2018.

Most recently, Lisa showed her own Qrown Prince to win the Region One Championships at Training Level then on to place eighth at the US National Finals at Training level. Then this pair moved up to second level placing sixth in the Region 8 Championships and again qualifying for the US National Finals. Prince is currently schooling Prix St Georges.


Lisa’s Dutch Warmblood mare, Kareena ( by Elberton) at the age of 5, was Reserve Champion for the KWPN-NA Top 10 awards for all Dutch mares in North America and was top ten in the breeding division at Devon that same year. Later after diligent training, Lisa competed Kareena at the USDF Regional finals at Prix St Georges and Intermediare I and placed in the top six.

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:


  • 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

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