Recuring Clinics

Ludger Thole

 Ludger was born and grew up in  Cloppenburg, Germany. As a young boy he rode at the local riding club  and showed his father’s horses all over Northern Germany.  
Ludger holds the professional Title: “Bereiter FN”.
In 1986 Ludger moved to California with  horses sold by the Schockemöhle Farm. He has trained numerous horses to  FEI level in Dressage, as well as earning a USDF All breed Award at  Grand Prix level. He has also shown jumpers on the A-circuit and evented  through Preliminary level.  
Ludger was head trainer at Sport  Horse International from  1991 to 2012 and  has worked as an Inspector  in the US for the German Oldenburg Verband.

For scheduling contact:  
Pam Schachter 

Louise Koch

 Louise is an “S” Dressage Judge and has  earned each of the USDF medals-bronze, silver and gold.  She grew up in  Palos Verdes and lived there until 2005. She went to Palos Verdes High,  and taught at Miraleste High and Peninsula High.

She started her riding career when she was  five years old at the Portuguese Bend Riding Club (where she currently  teaches Dressage). She discovered Dressage while living in Vienna,  Austria, the home of the White Lipizzaner stallions. In 1995 she  received the Asmis grant to study in Germany. On various trips to  Germany she has had the opportunity to ride with Willi Schultheis,  Reiner Klimke, Johann Hinnemann and Klaus Balkenhol. Working with  numerous talented Dressage trainers/riders/Olympians in California is a  thrill!
During her show career, Louise has earned 10 California  Dressage Federation State Championship Perpetual Trophies on three  different horses as well as Regional Championships. Her black stallion,  San Shivago, was the Five Year Old California Champion and USA Reserve  Champion in 2009.  In October  2012 he won the Regional Fourth Level  Championship and the California Prix St. George Championship Louise  teaches Dressage in California, judges throughout the United States, and  trains client’s horses. She currently lives in Westlake, California. 



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Dennis Callin

 Dennis Callin, who now lives in England  with his British life partner of over 20 years, David Taylor, began  competing for the United States in 1982. He was an alternate for the  1984 and 1992 Olympics, and trained future Olympians.

Dennis is a  USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist. He has earned his Riding Masters  Certification from Meredith Manor School of Horsemanship. He has won  numerous titles while living in Northern CA on the regional and national  level. He was the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training  Association Educational Chair as well as he has coached the US Young  Riders team coach. 

Dennis has won more than 150 Grand Prix, the  highest level, in America and more than 100 more overseas.  Dennis moved  to Europe in 2006 from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Moving to Germany  allowed him to compete on a regular basis at a top level and to train  with his first USA team coach, Georg Theodorescu.  In 2009, David and  Dennis moved to Great Britain to be closer to David’s family and  competed with D’Accord, very successfully on the European show circuit  with the help of Jurgen and Christoph Koschel. 

For scheduling contact:
Pam Schachter