Marc Rijpens
Dressage Training & Instruction

Phone: 707-824-0320

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Marc Rijpens' Resume

Degree: Independent Riding Instructor, Belgium,
from the government accredited school "CMO" (now "Syntra")

Photo of Marc Rijpens' trainer Jean Vermeiren Five Years Fulltime Student with Jean Vermeiren, an internationaly recognized dressage instructor, at his farm in Brasschaat, Belgium.

Four Years Fulltime Student with George Theodorescu, at his Dressage Center, am Gestut Lindenhof, in Sassenberg, Germany

Photo of Marc Rijpens' trainer George Theodorescu riding Entertainer

~ One year Olympic Dressage Trainer for Iraq. Recommended to the Olympic Committee for this position by George Theodorescu, Ulrich Kasselmann, and Paul Schockemohle.

~ One Year Assistant Trainer to Gerd Zuther at November Hill Farms, Virginia. Responsible for the care and training of sale horses and closely involved in the training for the 100-day stallion approval by the Hanoverian Verband.

~ Two Years Head Trainer at Silver Birch Farm, owned by Gerhard Thele, a recognized breeder and importer of stallion prospects (For Sure, Westcoast, Dynamic, and others). During this time I was fortunate to work with Gabriella Grillo on a regular basis.

~ Trainer in Northern California since 1991. I currently work as an independent instructor, training horses and teaching students at a number of Sonoma County riding facilities, both public and private, including Plaid Ranch LLC, a private jumping barn in Petaluma.

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