Donadt Dressage Mascot: ROSIE!
Ashley offers 20 years of riding experience and horse management. She is originally from Washington State and got her start riding in the local 4-H Club. She showed ponies english and western, then quickly found her true passion in dressage at age 11. From a young age, she was involved in every aspect of horse care and barn management, along with having the opportunity to ride many different types of horses as a working student during her high school/college years in WA.
From 2010-2012, Ashley worked for Siggi Wolff, of Cavallis LLC as the assistant trainer at 4J Farm in Fall City, WA.
In 2012, an opportunity presented itself, and Ashley moved to Del Mar, CA to take a grooming position for David Blake at Arroyo Del Mar home of Shannon and Steffen Peters. What started off as a three month long apprenticeship, quickly turned into nearly three years. Ashley quickly advanced to become assistant trainer for David, and his wife Rebecca Rigdon. It was a dream come true for Ashley to be fully immersed and surrounded by top quality horses and riders in Southern California.
Since 2015, Ashley has continued her own training under Elizabeth Ball. Ashley plays an integral part on Beth’s team, assisting her in many aspects of taking care of her top FEI horses. She travels with Beth to local shows, CDI’s and high-performance training sessions as well as provides support while at home, riding Beth’s top horses when she is away.
In 2016, Ashley started her own business, offering "mobile" training to clients in the Greater San Diego Area. This eventually led to being offered a permanent position as the primary dressage trainer at Fairbanks Ranch Equestrian Center - becoming the home base for Donadt Dressage in August 2017.
Following a life long passion for horses and the dressage adventure, Ashley is happy to call CA her home now, living in Del Mar with her husband, Evan and their dog, Rosie.
Ashley with husband, Evan,
aka: the Super Horse Show Helper!
Ashley, with her coach and mentor, Elizabeth Ball.