USEF licensed judge and an eventing judge.
For over twenty years I have been judging, training riders and horses, and offering clinics in the northeast region and beyond. My judging experience gives my students an edge in competition as I know first hand what is expected in competition. Various clinics are held at Silvercryst Farm, including ride-critique-ride dressage programs.
I earned my USDF Bronze Medal on a horse who I bred and trained, and I have competed through FEI levels.
My medal scores were earned on my horse, the
farm’s namesake, Silvercryst (affectionately known
as "Britches"). Britches and I evented successfully through Preliminary before taking up dressage.
We were nationally competitive through 4th Level dressage before an old injury sidelined him.
I have studied with many fine riders including Lois Heyerdahl, Bruce Davidson, Pam Goodrich, Dorothy Morkis, and Dr. Van Scheik. A four-time participant in USDF Instructor Seminars with Major Anders Lindgren, I received 7’s and 8’s for my knowledge and instruction. I am also certified in Centered Riding Instruction.
My expertise is not limited to the equine arena; I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a Physical Education Major. This background has given me an excellent understanding of how a rider’s body must work in order to balance correctly and have an effective position when riding.
Although dressage is my primary discipline, I have ridden and trained three and five-gated saddle horses, hunters, jumpers and even western reigning horses.
I find dressage to be the most fascinating discipline because traditional training can be used to improve every horse no matter what his ultimate job is. I believe that any breed of horse can do dressage. In the lower levels correct training can and should enable most horses to compete successfully with even the best of movers. Dressage is, after all, training - not just fancy movement.
In addition to my Trakehners, I have successfully competed Arabians, Quarter Horses, Draft crosses and even a North American Spotted Draft in the dressage ring.
Silvercryst Farm has been owned and operated for over 30 years by Ann Marie and Paul Gregoire. We offer training and riding instruction as well as fine Trakehner and Trakehner-cross horses.
In 2003, Silvercryst Farm expanded the facilities by adding a new 21 stall barn complete with:
Boarders also enjoy a trail system spanning our 115 acres.
We invite you to visit our facility and horses. Stop by, send an email, or give us a call to discuss how we can help with your equine endeavors!