We are fortunate to have a variety of renowned clinicians and Florida’s top trainers visit us regularly. Check here for our upcoming clinics and events.
An hour and a half from Wellington or Orlando, three hours from Ocala and located right on the beautiful Treasure Coast – we are perfectly situation for visiting trainers and riders to stop on by. It doesn’t get much better than training next to the palm trees in Vero Beach at Copper Light Farm! Weekly our boarders welcome local trainers such as Lou Denizard, Claudia Tarlov and Chrissa Hoffman and we are tickled to regularly host top clinicians such as Scott Hassler, FEI Judges Sarah Geikie and Janet Foy and most recently team USA rider Steffen Peters!
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We were absolutely ecstatic to welcome Steffen Peters to Copper Light Farm on Saturday, February 6th 2021 for a day of lessons and then back two weeks later for a half day. How lucky are we?! The four-time Olympian, three-time USF Horseman of the Year is one of my absolute favorite riders to watch in person and both days we were treated to an up close and personal look. We had a fantastic time learning from the best and it’s safe to say our expectations of ourselves are firmly elevated.
Memorably, at the Atlanta Olympic games, Steffen won team bronze on the U.S. Olympic team with his horse Udon purchased by his father as a three year old. In 2009, he rode Ravel to win the FEI Rolex World Cup finals, then swept the Grand Prix, the Special and the Freestyle at Aachen – a feat no American had ever done. That same year United States Dressage Federation named Ravel horse of the year. He earned both Individual and Team Bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2010, also on Ravel. Steffen won Team and Individual Gold at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games (on Weltino’s Magic and Legolas 92, respectively).
Most recently, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI4*, Steffen and Suppenkasper landed at the top of the leaderboard in both the Grand Prix and the Special, which he told Chronicle of the Horse is his favorite test with its “beautiful transitions from extended trot to passage.” For more information about Steffen and his training, please visit https://www.spetersdressage.com
Janet is not only an FEI 5* Judge, she is a USEF ‘S’ Judge and USEF Sporthorse ‘R’ Breeding Judge. She’s judged at all the major shows across the country, as well as international championships and CDI***/W in Guatemala, England, Columbia, Costa Rica, Barbados, Canada, Poland, Australia, Mexico, and the FEI World Cup Finals. Phew, what a resume! She also continues to further the sport and has and currently serves as a member on several boards and committees.
Copper Light is fortunate to welcome Luis Reteguiz-Denizard to the farm for regular training sessions with our riders. Lou is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, USDF Certified Instructor thru 4th level, USDF “L” judge with distinction and a National Dressage Judge for Puerto Rico. He has extensive experience competing internationally, placing in the top half of the field in multiple Pan American Games. We are lucky that he visits regularly to continue our training.
Scott Hassler is an internationally respected trainer competitor and in-demand master clinician. Scott brings his lifelong experience training dozens of horses to the Grand Prix level and successfully competing nationally and internationally as both a rider and as a coach. Renowned as a young horse expert, he helped develop USEF’s National Young Horse Program as coach for 10 years, conducting clinics and symposiums, coaching national young horse selection trials and championships and taking teams to the world championships for young horses.
Sarah’s strength comes from her unique ability to combine her eye as an FEI 4* Dressage judge with 40+ years’ of experience training horses and riders to FEI levels. Sarah’s approach places a strong emphasis on educating both horse and rider on training fundamentals. Her mission is to cultivate the knowledge, skills, freedom and confidence of riders who are eager to learn and who enjoy the process of learning together with their horse. She enjoys producing correctly trained, educated horses and riders with methods free from coercion or force.