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 and we are tickled to regularly host top clinicians and riders such as Shelly Francis, Scott Hassler, FEI Judges Sarah Geikie and Janet Foy and team USA rider Steffen Peters!

We have an exciting lineup for this fall/winter 2023 season and can’t wait to welcome you!

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COMING UP NEXT:

JANET FOY

December 13, 2022
Dressage

CLAUDIO OLIVIERA

December, 2022
Dressage, In Hand Work, Piaffe & Passage

KASEY PERRY-GLASS

January, 2023
Dressage

BENJAMIN WERNDEL

January 28, 2023
Dressage – PRIVATE EVENT

JEREMY STEINBERG

February 4-5, 2023
Dressage

JANET FOY

March 23, 2023
Dressage

Janet Foy

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.

Jeremy Steinberg

Jeremy is an accomplished FEI High Performance rider, trainer, and instructor and former USEF Youth Dressage Coach who lives and works out of Aiken, SC. Jeremy is a sought after clinicians who has a knack for working with horses and riders of all levels. He’s also a thoughtful author who dives into the big topics.

Kasey Perry-Glass

By 2016 Kasey and Goerklintgaards Dublet were competing in their first season at Grand Prix and earned their spot on the Olympic team where they were an integral part of the bronze medal, winning team.
 
After earning an Olympic bronze medal, the dream didn’t stop. Kasey and Dublet ranked regularly in the top 5 internationally and competed and won in numerous world cups, nations cups, and the world equestrian games.

Including a win in the 2018 AGDF CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle to Music. The Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at the FEI WEG Tryon 2018 Dressage Test Event and place second in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle to Music at CHIO Aachen.

Claudio Oliviera

Claudio is a specialist in training piaffe and passage and long lining and works in-hand usually with the rider mounted.

Claudio has extensive experience starting young horses as well as working with advanced horses. A trainer with exceptional timing, Claudio carries on the classical approach of working with horses in the style of the legendary Nuno Oliveira. Nuno’s teachings have inspired riders and trainers all over the world.

Claudio believes that horses can learn best when they have a mental understanding of what they are being asked to do. “It is really important to get the horse relaxed when they work” says Claudio. “The piaffe is an easy exercise when you achieve it without force.”

Steffen Peters

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


Scott Hassler

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.

Shelly Francis

Shelly believes that trust, character and communication between horse and rider are the key elements to the development of the International Dressage Horse. Through time and patience, she developed a quiet and systematic approach to training the horse.

Shelly’s career has spanned the last thirty years, with her achieving top placings in competitions including; Aachen, Rotterdam, Hagen and the Global Dressage Festival. Among her career highlights, Shelly and Pikant won the USDF Grand Prix Champion Horse of the Year and went on to compete at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome. In 2016, Shelly & Doktor were named as the U.S. Dressage Team alternate for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2018, Mrs Francis and the ever handsome Danilo won the Freestyle at the CDI*4 completion in Aachen. 

Sarah Geikie

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.


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