Jan Williams, USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist:
"Tess has extraordinary knowledge and ability that she can offer a student or a horse that she might have in training. She is completely diligent and has great integrity. Tess seeks to develop what is truly correct for both the horse and the rider. Tess has a complete understanding of classical dressage and can provide any horse or rider with the correct basics to carry them forward into upper level work. I provide the highest recommendation for Tess!"
Lisa Valone, client:
"I have had the privilege of working with Tess for the last two years - and what an amazing time it has been! She has transformed me, my hunter and my two equitation horses into serious dressage competitors. Our first time at USDF Regional Finals (2017) we placed 6th and 7th at Training level and one of my horses tied for 9th at First Level. Our second time at Regional Finals (2018) I earned Wild Card scores on two of my horses to compete at second level at Nationals. At National Championships I ended up 4th and 20th at second level with my two horses out of a field of 39 horses and riders.
The beauty of working with Tess is that she truly helps you build your relationship and communication with your horses. She cares deeply about my horses and wants to help me achieve my goals. Tess is extremely sensitive about the health and well-being of the horses and agrees with my personal approach that the health of the horse always comes first.
It has been a joy working with Tess. She has helped me achieve my goals of recreating my riding and the strengths of my 3 horses from hunters/equitation to dressage. She works with me tirelessly and always puts the health and needs of the horses first. I also value Tess’ relationship with her trainer, Jennifer Marchand, a renowned Grand Prix rider, who comes to the Boston area regularly to give clinics to Tess’ students. The ability of them to work together enhances the clinic experience as well as my ongoing relationship and success with Tess."
Patricia Hurter, client:
"I am an amateur jumper rider (have competed up to level 6/1.3m) who keeps my horses at home and works full-time, so I need help keeping my horses optimally conditioned for jumping. Tess has been working with me for about 4 years, helping to train both my horses and me. Though I love jumping, I find dressage very helpful for making the horses easier to ride between the jumps, as well as stronger, more flexible, and less prone to injury. My first experience with Tess was when she transformed a chestnut mare we affectionately called "Wynnie the Wild Woman" into an unrecognizably well-behaved, still excitable, but much more fun to ride horse!"
More testimonials to come soon!