B i o g r a p h y
Deirdre R. Sabo is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and an International Sport Science Association certified personal trainer. She is currently an independent trainer for Deirdre Dressage in Central Texas. Her resume includes an apprenticeship with Riding Master Hans Biss in Hamburg, Germany, Head Trainer for Andalusians of Texas in Belton, TX with whom she has won many dressage national championships, the dressage trainer position for the multiple winner of breeder of the year, Rancho Armendariz, and was a personal trainer at the prestgious Golds Gym. She was named 2010 Rookie Trainer of the Year by the International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association and was a nominee for the 2010 The Dressage Foundation Teaching Excellence award for Region Nine. Deirdre has won many national titles, all-breeds awards, and regional championships including region 9 champion at FEI Intermediate 1. She has been selected as a demonstration rider for multiple symposiums, including the 2008 HDS Judging Symposium with Stephen Clarke, the 2009 USDF National Symposium with Olympian Jan Brink and the 2013 HDS Symposium with Olympian Steffen Peters and FEI Judge Janet Foy. Deirdre has also been selected as a spokeswoman for Total Equine Feed, appearing in an aired commercial in 2011, as well as a representative for County Saddlery. Deirdre lives in Belton, Texas with her daughter Sandi, and is available for lessons, training, and horse promotion for all breeds and levels at Salado Creek Riding Club in Belton, Texas.
Deirdre Sabo specializes in developing the horse and rider through a systematic approach called "periodization." This system focuses on developing the pair through a well rounded approach of cross training and classical dressage training. This allows the horse and rider to peak at the ideal time.
Deirdre Dressage is dedicated to promoting and supporting the classical style of dressage training. This training is supported by Deirdre's belief that the horse is brought along gradually. Deirdre believes in always using the natural way of training the horse and rider. It is very important that new horse owners and riders understand the basic principles of riding so that they and their horse may experience a healthy working relationship. She strives to improve the horse and rider so that they can enjoy their time together with strength and balance. She believes that dressage is the basic knowledge that all riders of all disciplines should learn to enhance their performance. A method should always be used when training the horse and rider and throughout her years of experience she has formulated a method that has been proven.