USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a graduate of the USDF Advanced Young Rider program. She competed in the North American Young Riders Championships from 1998-2004. In her first year of competition she captured an individual Gold and brought home team Gold in three subsequent years.
In 2007 Jodie and her Dutch Warmblood, Manhattan, were the FEI Intermediare II Champions in the Open Division for USDF Region 3. Manhattan also finished second nationally in the USDF Horse of the Year at Intermediare II.
She worked its way into the top 20 USEF Grand Prix national rankings early in 2008 and finished the year in the top 250 FEI World Dressage rankings.
In 2011 Jodie and Manhattan were the USDF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Open Division Champions for Region 3.
Jodie has trained with some of the top international dressage riders and trainers, including US Olympian Courtney King-Dye and chef d'équipe/technical advisor for the US dressage team, Anne Gribbons.
Olympic Equestrian, Trainer, Competitor, Husband, Father, NBC Commentator and Marketing Consultant for several equine companies, Imtiaz Anees knows a thing or two about the Equine world.
Born in India, studied in Australia and based in the United States, Imtiaz has had the opportunity to work with Three Day Event, Dressage, Show Jumping and Race horses. Having traveled nearly half the globe he has been very fortunate to have worked and trained with some of the best riders in Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States.
His international experiences include managing the Show Jumping stables of His Highness Sayyid Shabib Bin Taimur of Oman, working under the tutelage of Bruce Davidson - Olympian and World Champion Three-Day Eventer, being an assistant to the leading race horse trainer Brian Mayfield Smith at Flemington Race Track, Melbourne, Australia and successfully completing an equitation course at the Ecole Nationale d' Equitation, Saumur, France.
Imti is a qualified NCAS instructor from Australia and now resides in Georgia. He owns and runs his 30 Acre equine training facility called Springtown Stables and lives by his personal motto - Discipline, Determination and Dedication.
Gina Krueger owns Garland Farms with her husband John and coordinates all instruction and training. Gina is a USDF Certified Instructor and currently has 10 horses and their owners in training at the farm and her day is rounded out with local students that trailer in. Gina teaches clinics in GA,FL,AL,ME,NC,IN, and NV. Her students and horses range in their careers from beginners/just started 4 year olds to FEI competitors.
Gina's education began here in the United States under the tutelage of Suzanne Hoppman, who is the former Vice President of Education for the German National Equestrian Federation, and the author of the re-written "Principles of Riding". Gina has spent several years in Germany in the German National Equestrian Federation Riding Program in an effort to understand the organization of their very successful Educational System. Her education has been enhanced greatly over the years by participation in many USDF programs including Instructors/Trainers Forum with Jaap Pot; Judges Forums with Edgar Hotz and Axel Steiner; Regional Instructors Seminars with Major Andres Lindgren, Pre-r Judges Programs with Elizabeth Madlener, Michael Mathews, and Bill Woods; USDF Vi Hopkins Seminars and the USDF National Dressage Symposiums.
Gina has had the distinct privilege of working closely with Maryal Barnett, an FEI "C" Judge and Clinician from Michigan. In this capacity, she organized, hosted and co-taught the Region 3 Annual USDF Regional Instructor's Workshops and Dressage Seminars held at Garland Farms.
Gina has also taught and co-taught, Instructor's Workshops sponsored by the Central Maine Dressage Association, and has been an instructor at many Regional Dressage Adult Camps over the years. Gina's goal is to do all she can to provide learning opportunities that educate riders and thus the improve the well being of our horses.
“Increasing the riders’ awareness of how the seat and aids affect the horse and the how the horse naturally responds to those influences is at the heart of my teaching philosophy.”