Barb Landis

Barb Landis grew up a horse-crazy girl in Cleveland, Ohio. She started her riding education at the age of 10 and showed early talent as a hunter rider. She eventually competed on the A hunter circuit showing her own horse and others to many championships. After high school, she was accepted to the prestigious Westmoreland-Davis Equestrian Institute in Leesburg, Virginia where she studied and rode under Olympic gold medalist Tad Coffin and world renowned trainer and clinician Raul DeLeon for three years. While pursuing her studies there in dressage, combined training, and jumping, she was fortunate enough to clinic with such legends as Bert DeNemethy, Jack LeGoff, Gunnar Ostergaard, and Sally Swift.

Today she specializes in teaching dressage to young riders and adult amateurs. She continues to start young horses and train all breeds regardless of the intended discipline. Specializing in young riders, amateur owners, and novice adults, Barb emphasizes classical riding in all disciplines. She brings horse-rider teams together to maximize their abilities, work toward their goals, and enhance their enjoyment of their chosen sport. Her young rider and adult amateurs have been successful in recognized dressage shows, earning year-end titles and multiple high point awards. She has advanced child riders from their first ride to their first blue ribbons and first championships. Her adult riders have similar success in the show ring.
Emphasizing safety and solid basics, lesson are provided in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning. Whether you wish to feel confident on the trail, pursue basic horsemanship, or work toward rated competition, instruction is geared toward the rider's individual goals.
All ages and skill levels are welcome.