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Welcome to the Exciting World of Classical Dressage

Ashley Hammill Dressage offers an exciting and challenging program for riders of all ages and levels.

Our main training facility is the Double Diamond Equestrian Center, ( ddequestrian.com ) a picturesque 200-plus acres located in the scenic Texas Hill Country northwest of historic San Antonio, Texas

The facility offers all amenities for the comfort of the horse, convenience of the rider, and necessities for the trainer.

Whether you're interested as a beginner at any age, desiring lessons on a school master, or have upper level horses in need of training, showing, or continued education, contact us at (210) 317-1840. You can also make inquiries by email at ahammill@sbcglobal.net.

Below: Ashley Hammill pictured here with Meg Flemming, and Bess Reineman was presented the 2011 USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award at the Regional Championships in Houston TX.

(The Dressage Foundation) – Ashley Hammill, San Antonio, TX, received the third annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Katy, TX, November 3-6, 2011. She received a $5,000 award for demonstrating outstanding teaching methodology in dressage.

Meg Flemming (TX), originator of the award, said that the Selection Committee chose Ashley as the recipient because “of her strong showing of a sound teaching methodology, with logically developing exercises in the videoed lessons. Very suitable corrections were made in a positive, encouraging way. Horses were happy, students were happy and progress was clearly made over each 30-minute lesson.”

The Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award was established at The Dressage Foundation in 2009. The purpose of the award is to showcase and honor excellence in dressage teachers. Dressage instructors are nominated by students or peers, and then submit an application that is reviewed by a prominent Selection Committee. In addition to being a USDF Region 9 member in good standing and a Region 9 resident, the recipient must also demonstrate adherence to sound dressage principles and have the ability to communicate these principles of training so that students develop themselves and their horses in a logical, progressive, and humane way up through the levels. The recipient should also have a reputation for honesty, integrity, and community service.

Bess Reineman, Region 9 Director said, “This award, a long time in the making, will hopefully continue to serve our Region and its instructors for years to come. We feel the importance behind it will elevate the Region’s instructors to strive for excellence in teaching, with harmony for both the rider and horse.

Call 210 317-1840 or email Ashley at ahammill@sbcglobal.net
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