Uta mcnamara

Dressage Trainer; Certified Level 1 Coach; Basic Dressage Judge

Phone: 604-263-7733                  Email: uta.mcnamara@gmail.com

Uta was born and raised in Germany and started riding at the age of seven.  She followed the German system to become a solid rider on the flat before pursuing a career in showjumping where she competed up to the 1.40 meter level in Germany and England.

Upon arriving in Canada, Uta  trained with the legendary Dressage instructor Dietrich von Hopffgarten, first on a leased horse but soon after on imported horses from Germany. She also took Dressage clinics with most of the international trainers from Europe and North America who came to Western Canada.  She competed in Dressage from Training to FEI Levels.

Uta is a Level 1 Coach and a Basic Dressage Judge. She has been teaching in Southlands for several years and also gives Dressage clinics in Southern California.  Her students range from Beginner to Prix St. Georges Level riders. Her interest is not only working with and developing Dressage prospects but also teaching basic riding skills to Jumpers to improve their horses' rhythm, tempo and rideability between fences.  She also helps Eventers and Pony Club members to achieve their flat requirements, respectively.  For those riders who are looking for a horse to match their level of riding and to progress together, she is happy to find the right mount.

Uta likes to set goals and work towards them in a constructive and relaxed atmosphere. She loves horses and the sport of riding. She is keen to pass on her knowledge following the principles of Dressage.