Debbie started out competing in Hunt Seat, then later branched out into Eventing and Dressage. During the past 30 years, Debbie has had the opportunity to expand her own skills while training with some of the best instructors in the country. Some of Debbie’s previous instructors include Bruce Davidson (an Olympic Event Rider and World Champion), Stephanie Baer (an International Event Rider), Susan Williams (an FEI Dressage competitor and Judge) and Gunner Ostergard (an FEI Dressage competitor). More recently Debbie has kept up her training riding locally with Shannon Dueck and Suzie Gornall.
Throughout her career Debbie has been a successful competitor, placing first at several well-known events such as Groton House Horse Trials and King Oak Dressage Days. With her horse Sonnie, Debbie competed in the 1994 Training Level Eventing Championships and then moved up to Preliminary the following year. Through 1996, Debbie and Sonnie finished in the top 10 at all of the USEA Preliminary Events that they participated in. Their schedule even took them outside the United States to the Bromont Canada International 3-Day Event where they finished 11th. Together, Debbie and Sonnie also showed successfully in the Dressage ring to Third Level.Read more