Marie Meyers of Marie Meyers Dressage began her riding career as a teenager at Foxfield in Westlake Village, CA, riding hunter jumpers. Shortly after, she made the transition to dressage and began working with the late Jane Jackson. At the age of 18, she packed up her horse, Dark Forest, and moved to England to study with Franz Rochavansky, a former head of the Spanish Riding School. During her three year stay in England, she found the young Dutch Warmblood, Dimitrius, who later went on to become Marie’s mount with the US Equestrian Team.
After returning to California with “Dimi”, Marie worked with Hilda Gurney and later with Robert Dover, who Marie credits with teaching many of her training philosophies that she still uses today. Robert finished Dimi’s training to Grand Prix and the pair was on their way. They went on to compete in Europe with the USET many times, including the WEG in 1990, and competed together until Dimi was retired at the age of eighteen.
During Marie’s years spent on the US Equestrian Team, she had the privilege to work with dressage masters including Herbert Rehbein, George Theodorescu, Christilot Boylen, and Jan Bemelmans. Marie currently clinics with Robert Dover and works with Guenter Seidel on a regular basis.
Marie’s current horse Don Juan is making his start this year at the PSG/Int.1 level and shows great talent for the Grand Prix. Marie is looking forward to competing him at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival in 2019. Memorable horses have included Dimitrius, Extraordinaire, Kir Royale, First Class, and No Doubt, and Fandango.