Heather is an International Grand Prix dressage rider, trainer, instructor and clinician, who was born and raised outside Portland, Oregon. She has loved horses from the very beginning and participated in 4-H with her half-Arabian gelding SB Flame Dancer, who would later become the first horse she trained to Grand Prix. Since then she has trained multiple horses to FEI, competed extensively in the Northwest and on the California CDI circuit, and competed at the USEF Festival of Champions twice on two different self-trained horses: Escorial in 2012 (Intermediare I) and Victor in 2016 (Grand Prix). Although she has worked with many excellent instructors, Heather credits Ernst Herrmann, Conrad Schumacher, and the late Dietrich von Hopffgarten as the biggest influences on her training philosophy. Heather has been training and teaching dressage professionally for over 20 years and has helped many amateur, junior, and professional riders achieve their personal goals, whether sitting the trot correctly to competing at the NAJYRC. She is a talented and positive yet honest instructor with an excellent eye for detail, a deep interest in continuing education, and a tremendous amount of experience teaching through FEI.
Heather Oleson Dressage, LLC, offers boarding and training for select full-training horses (short or long term) at her family's beautiful, quiet, and idyllic facility in Canby, Oregon. The facility, located just off 99-E on Bremer Road, boasts a beautifully built 80'x206' indoor arena with sand footing, oversized 14'x14' stalls with attached runs, pasture turnout, and attentive on-site management. Haul-in lessons are welcome! In addition, Heather travels throughout the Portland-metro area to coach other riders and teaches regularly at several locations including Sherwood, Ridgefield (Washington), and Creswell. She is also available for clinics and travels all over the West Coast. Heather also regularly scouts future top-quality dressage horse talent to develop into future International competitors, and occasionally offers these horses for sale. Please contact Heather for more information and pricing on these services!
10695 S. Bremer Road
Canby, OR 97013