Olympic Champion Schneider to teach in New England

Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr. in Paris in 2018
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Wednesday 20 February - 15h42 | Edited press release

Olympic Champion Schneider to teach in New England

Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, World Equestrian Games Gold Medalist, and two-time German Champion Dorothee Schneider will headline the 2019 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Symposium. NEDA will welcome the elite German dressage rider Schneider whose "build" versus "buy" approach with horses has repeatedly landed her at the top of the podium. The first-class educational event runs October 19–20 at the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

 - Olympic Champion Schneider to teach in New England

In her two Olympic appearances, Schneider was part of the Silver medal-winning German team in London 2012, where she also placed seventh individually, and in Rio 2016 where she won a Team gold medal and finished sixth individually. She also helped her nation clinch the Team gold medal at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, and the 2017 FEI European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.Rising to the top of the German Dressage Ranking in 2018, Schneider is currently ranked seventh in the FEI Dressage World Ranking with the 2006 gelding Sammy Davis Jr. (by San Remo x Wenckstern).

Schneider dominated the Dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses with unprecedented consecutive victories by winning the 5-year-old, 6-year-old and 7-year-old titles with the stallion, Sezuan 2, and has won the German Title of the Best Upcoming Grand Prix Horse four times since 2012. A true testament to Schneider's ability to develop and train, her well-decorated career includes more than 15 horses that she trained to Grand Prix with two starting at birth, including her homebred Van Deyk and Kaiserkult (son of Van Deyk).

Born into an equestrian family, Schneider is the daughter of the well-known Trakehner breeder, stallion owner, and Grand Prix judge Hans-Eberhard Schneider and his wife Susanna. She now manages her own barn, Stud St. Stephan, with 50 stalls and 10 employees while maintaining a busy show schedule as a competitor where she is admired for her dedication to proper development and training.

NEDA President Phyllis LeBlanc commented, "We can't wait to bring the brilliant equestrian Dorothee Schneider to our dressage community. In addition to an accomplished record and experience as an international competitor, she will share a lifetime of breeding and training knowledge with our auditors and riders." 

With this stellar history, Schneider is often celebrated as the "Champion maker" and her established record to bring numerous horses along successfully has earned her a reputation synonymous with classical dressage.

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