Debra with the team at Franklands Farm
Gina Smith (centre) with Faust
Photo by Betty Cooper
Gina Smith riding Faust
1996 Atlanta Olympics
My background is in the classical dressage training system
… training horse and rider in harmony.  I have worked with a
variety of breeds emphasizing the correct way of going to
produce athletic horses that are supple, balanced and
relaxed in their work.

I have trained horses to the Prix St. Georges level, and
schooled Grand Prix horses, including a Canadian Grand
Prix  Champion and Canadian World Cup Finalist.  I trained
with 3-time Olympic dressage rider and Olympic Bronze
Medalist, High Performance Coach, Gina Smith, from
Franklands Farm in Brockville, ON.
My students have shown
successfully at Gold and Silver
Dressage Shows and Provincial
Championships.  I have also
coached competitive eventing
students at the Intermediate level.   
My teaching style has produced
winning horse and rider partnerships
at Training Level, First Level and
Second Level at both Silver and
Gold Competitions over the course
of many years.

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree
from the University of Guelph and
was Manager with the Canadian
Pari-Mutuel Agency where I provided
regulatory expertise on equine drug
control issues and published
regulations regarding  Exercise
Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
(EIPH) in racing horses.
Gina Smith competing on Fledermaus
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