Proud to be a founding member of the Western Style Dressage Association of Canada. WSDAC Judging Course Conductor and Judge. Founding Pioneer Lifetime Member of the Western Dressage Association® of America.
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Elaine's main educational path was dressage but she soon realized that the applications of dressage could be used from everything from Hunter-Jumper to Western riding when done correctly.
Here is just a sample of Elaine's accomplishments: Successful Youth competitor in Paint and Quarter Horse Shows 1976 and 1980 Ontario Junior Dressage Champion 1981 and 1983 Gold Medal Team (1983) Bronze Medal Team (1981) Individual Bronze (1983) North American Young Riders Championships 1988 Long Listed for the Canadian Dressage Team at Grand Prix Level with World Cup Qualifying Points. 1987 and 1988 Qualified at Grand Prix Freestyle for the US National Championships Trained with many notable trainers such as Walter Zettl, Reiner Klimke and Kalman de Jurenak of Germany Developed horses and riders to FEI level dressage for over 38 years Equine Canada Level 2 Certified Coach
Trainer/Coach of countless Champions in many different equestrian disciplines
Elaine Ward is a talented horsewoman who has been involved with horses her entire life. Literally sitting on a horse before she could walk. Her quest for knowledge has taken her many paths, and has worked with literally every breed and style of riding. The concept of Western Dressage is not new, as Elaine was teaching it to riders back in the 1980's.
World Champion coach for riders at the 2014-2016 World Western Dressage Championships in Oklahoma. World Champions in Equitation, Suitability, Intro, Level One, Level Two and Level 3! Elaine Ward is the only coach ever to have a World Champion at each level of competition! Coach of 2015&2016 WSDAC National Horse of the Year Champions Intro-Level 3!