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 " I have had my gelding in training with Ashley for almost two years. My boy came to her as a nervous and stressed horse, lacking strength and confidence and in her care and program he blossomed into a happy, relaxed and confident dressage horse. 

Ashley is so very talented in many ways, with an amazing ability to "read" horses and know what they need. She gives them confidence by training them without fear, but through positive reinforcement. All of her horses are meticulously maintained. They have the very best care possible, she treats each horse as if they are her own. There is a basic care and respect for the horses and a loving attention to their care, which is sometimes hard to find in a commercial stable. The well-being of her horses is always first and foremost in her mind. Lastly, Ashley is honest, has personal integrity, and is the most hard-working dressage trainer I know.

I am truly lucky to have found Ashley, and I cannot recommend her enough! "


" Ashley is excellent with riders of all levels. She is a patient and inspiring instructor who has an excellent grasp on dressage fundamentals and how to communicate them. Ashley will honestly improve your skills and partnership with your horse.

Fairbanks Riding Club is a beautiful facility with so much to offer

including a dressage arena and groomed trails around a lake!

I highly recommend Ashley!!!! "


Terri Sue Wensinger being coached by ashley donadt dressage in rancho santa fe on the horse san souci wearing orange and samshield helmet

“Thank you Ashley for all you have done for my beautiful mare and me. We were in a tough spot and you gave us time, patience and encouragement… the three things we needed most. I have admired your poise in the saddle for years and am delighted to have trained under your watchful eye.” 


My daughter has been working with Ashley for approximately the last year after we acquired a dressage horse having previously only had Hunter/Jumper horses.  We had been looking for a trainer for quite some time and we were very excited to find Ashley.  She has an excellent teaching style that is clear and concise. I appreciate her tact and professionalism in her approach to the lessons and she shows a true talent and patience in her riding. She is patient and methodical in her approach with both the horse and my daughter and she accompanies us to shows. Her enthusiasm and love for her sport is evident in every lesson and early show morning preparations.

My daughter’s horse has never looked better physically, and is mentally in such a good place due to her program. I am very  excited about my daughters future with this lovely horse.


Sierra and Monty

SUSAN & daughter SIERRA C.

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