"I believe in correct basics, good training principles and a positive learning experience."
Allegra has been coaching and training horses professionally since 2013. Prior to becoming a professional, she experienced much success as a youth and amateur rider within the sport of dressage.
She has trained two young horses to the big tour level and has been involved in the lives of many horses and riders, helping them to communicate more clearly and become more harmonious.
As a rider, Allegra uses a methodology she has developed from her years of experience and from receiving world class coaching. Being a smaller person, Allegra has had to find ways to work smart and not hard. Horses she has ridden and trained are earmarked by a lightness to the aids and being quick to please. Cross training, in hand work and ground work all play a role in Allegra's ability to produce happy, willing and well mannered athletes.
As a coach, Allegra is confident instructing riders to the FEI level, but also appreciates horses and riders who are looking to improve skills applicable to other disciplines. Her students have been successful competing in national level competitions for dressage; and in jumping, eventing and western dressage. She values dedication and pushes her students to set, work for and achieve their own goals on a "homework" based system.
As part of her lifelong dedication to education, Allegra continues to be coached and improve her own skills. Allegra has most recently spent time working as a rider under Catherine Haddad Staller, and been immersed in her program dedicated to developing international level horses. She has also ridden and cliniced with Bonny Bonnello, Arthur Kottas, Christine Traurig, Ellen Bontje, Robert Dover and Chrissa Hoffmann.
Her dedication to the horses is evident in her daily life, and her path to becoming a full time rider and coach. In 2011 and 2014 Allegra was a graduate of the Univeristy of Alberta's Mining Engineering program with a BSc. and MEng. in the field. She credits her passion for lifelong learning and education to her experience in education, research and assitantships at university.
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