Renee Peters has over 17 years of experience...spanning from Dressage to Hunter-Jumpers. Riding horses from the time she could practically walk, this way of life has been ingrained in her from the very beginning. She always knew she would be a horse trainer because of her love for the training process. Discovering what works for each individual horse’s personality and how they develop and change through that process is what drives her and has molded this into not just a career, but a lifestyle. Particularly enjoying horses that come with baggage, it’s the relationship that she is able to develop with these amazing animals that causes her to be so passionate about training. For her, that development of the horse, combined with watching her students succeed make it all worth it.
Having ridden under great trainers such as Courtney King Dye, Silke Rembacz, Janet Foy and Werner van de Brande, has awarded Renee the expertise that she relies on as she engages with a variety of horses and riders on a daily basis. Her students come from all backgrounds and levels of experience. With her strong background and natural gift, she is able to meet them right where they are and address their specific goals, setting them up for success every time.
Renee achieved her USDF Bronze Medal in 2010 & her USDF Silver Medal in 2011. In 2013, she earned the Reserve Championship title in the Region 4 Freestyle 4th Level Championship. Renee also successfully competed at Prix St. Georges in 2013 with her partner, Domingo Esperanto 2 - qualifying for Finals. Moving up, this talented pair competed at FEI Intermediare 1 in 2014, with qualifying scores at Global Dressage and making it to finals yet again.
Last year brought change, as Renee decided to retire Domingo, her partner of six years. She had already begun focusing on Kiss Me Quick, her newest mount, showing second and third level with qualifying scores, Reserve Champion Second Level Freestyle at Region 2 and making it to finals with her new little mare in both 2014 & 2015.
The pair went on to a 9th place Second Level Dressage Freestyle Championship Open the US Dressage Finals in 2015.
Working with a vast collection of breeds, she has instructed riders spanning all levels - from the novice to top-level competitors. With 27 horses in the barn and 13 competing riders - most of whom are adult amateurs, Renee specializes in helping riders achieve their personal goals, whether they are interested in competing at a high level or simply want to create a better partnership with their horse. This heart, for training both horse and rider, comes through loud and clear as you enjoy a training session with her either in the saddle or on the ground. For some, it is a job. For some, it is a calling.