Mary has been a Dressage Rider, Trainer, Instructor and Coach for over 30 years. She has trained in the USA and Europe with many riding masters and on many different horse breeds and types. Some of the more recognizable names she has ridden with are Egon von Neindorff, Conrad Schumacher, Coralie Baldrey (Portugal), and the Trainers at Kobilarna Lipica in Slovenia, among others. She credits all of the horsemen she has learned from over the years and the miles, but she has a special place in her heart and her style for the trainer she considers her mentor, Henk van Bergen. He is retired now, but she trained with him over the course of ten years, and holds the highest respect for his knowledge, experience, and talent for teaching riders and training horses. Mary is also grateful to the many horses who continue to teach her so much. She trains, competes and teaches with the horse's nature and welfare always in mind.