Hi! My name is Cecelia and...

I’m not your average equestrian.

I wasn’t a horse crazy girl. While I do have an excessive love for hairy ponies, I didn’t ride one in lead line classes.

In fact, I didn’t take my first lesson until I was 22 years old, after I started volunteering at a PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Center.

Inspired by the students I helped in class I asked an instructor at the center if I could take lessons at her house.

Fast forward a year and I became certified as a PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

After teaching both English and Western to students for three years I decided to specialize in Para-Dressage.

As a competitive dressage rider myself, I wanted to give riders of differing abilities the opportunity to experience dressage training and competition in a safe, fun, and motivating environment.

I offer lessons and clinics in both Traditional and Western Dressage for riders of all abilities.


I am also an International Society of Rider Biomechanics Level 1 Coach and an active member of the United States Dressage Federation and US Equestrian.

Since 2016 I have been a board member of the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association where I chair our schooling show committee.