Australian eventing rider Dominic Schramm already has international riding experience that sets him apart from many of his peers. A dedicated and determined athlete, Schramm has demonstrated he is prepared to do what it takes to improve his skills and fulfill his desire to reach the top of his sport.
Whether competing a client's horse or teaching a lesson or clinic, Dom and Jimmie Schramm's philosophy remains the same. By focusing on a few fundamental approaches, they enthusiastically help both horse and rider develop in order to reach their potential.
Training the Horse
Having the ability to adjust to each individual horse's needs is crucial in developing a training program that prepares the horse both physically and mentally, for competition. Dom and Jimmie Schramm have the experience necessary to make an accurate assessment of a horse's capabilities and are patient and thorough in every aspect of his training to ensure that he is ready and willing to perform at the show.
Training the Rider
Whether a junior, adult amateur or competitive rider, Dom and Jimmie Schramm provide instruction that is as informative as it is encouraging. By helping riders communicate more effectively with their horses, Dom and Jimmie assist students in feeling more confident and equip them with skills that allow them to train better at home as well as perform better in competition.
Dom's passion for eventing has taken him all over Australia as well as to equestrian hubs around the globe, including the United States, England and Germany. He has already been recognized by national selectors and was a member of the 2006 Australian Young Rider Eventing Squad as well as having experience at the three star level.
Seeking a more internationally competitive atmosphere, Dom made the decision to relocate to the US in late 2010. Since then, he has already begun making an impression in US eventing circles for his riding ability as well as his enthusiastic and fresh teaching style.
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Bronze Medalist
2003 Pan American Games individual gold medal champion
2002 World Equestrian Games U.S. team member
2000 U.S. Olympic equestrian team traveling alternate
2007 Pan American Games U.S. Equestrian representative
Consistent success with top finished at the most prestigious U.S. events- The Rolex Kentucky Event, The Fair Hill International and Foxhall Cup.
Rode Internationally for the U.S. in the Eventing World Championships in Spain, and 1995 European Open in Italy
Specializing In The training of horses from the very beginning to International success. Teaching and coaching of riding enthusiasts at all levels. Its the passion for learning that interests and exites Darren.
His passion is clearly sharing his education and experience he is so proud of. Having Trained with the best of the best. Beginning with the Hungarians, Capt Nadasey & Gabor Faltayni, then Jessica Ransehousen, Klimke, Robert Dover, + Gabriella Grill, Conrad + Joe, George Morris, John + Beezie Madden, Anne Kursinski, Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough, amazing teachers and human beings! My teachers in life as well as the world of horses.
Carlo Graziani Clinics
"From a very young age, horses have been my passion. After devoting many years of learning, from the top international riders and trainers from dressage to show jumping, I have fine-tuned my techniques into an exceptional training system that guarantees the success of horses and riders of today and tomorrow. With many years of experience training, riding, and competing successfully in show jumping, my hobby became a lifestyle. The goal has been, and will continue to be, establishing connections nationally and internationally, allowing me to bring my customers quality horses in order to suit their sporting needs. My reputation as a professional is foremost, making it imperative that I have the horses in a personalized training program that allows me to guarantee soundness, sanity, physical fitness, and performance. My efforts are gratified when I successfully match horse and rider in a winning combination. After devoting many years of learning, from the top international riders and trainers from dressage to show jumping, I have fine-tuned my techniques into an exceptional training system that guarantees the success of horses and riders of today and tomorrow."
Hilda Donahue Clinics
Contact Lindsay to Reserve Your Ride with Hilda
850-528-1267 or MahanFarm@gmail.com
Hilda frequents Mahan Farm
Next Clinic: 12/3/15
Hilda Donahue owns and operates Ashmore Equestrian Center, Inc. which is a full-service eventing facility that focuses on the development and education of horses and riders of all levels. Hilda is a native of Dublin, Ireland, and her background includes managing Trakehner Horse Farms (a 300-acre center which hosted the Pan Am selection trials) and Grand Cypress Equestrian Center (a five-star resort facility).
In 2002, Hilda was short-listed for the World Games and in 2004 long listed for the Olympic Games. Hilda represented Ireland at the World Cup Finals in 2002. She has competed at the world's top events, including Burghley, England, Rolex, USA, Pau, France and Adelaide, Australia. Hilda has been the Area III Leading Rider and has been a Young Rider Selector and trainer for the past several years. Hilda is a University College Dublin graduate with a degree in Psychology and Philosophy. Hilda also has a Master's in Business Administration from Stetson University, Florida.
Hilda is passionate about horses and the world of riding in general. She takes delight in assisting riders of all ages and levels accomplishing their goals. Hilda is also persistent about furthering her understanding of the horse and sharing her knowledge with students. Hilda's philosophy is "it is a sport of years". Hilda enthusiastically professes to teacher "anyone who wants to learn!"