Two times short listed Olympic dressage team and Pan American Games team
Gold, Silver and Bronze rider medals
First place winner of many USDF Horse of the Year awards, including Grand Prix
Winner of the Grand Prix at Dressage at Devon
International training background, with some of the world's most famous trainers
Over 30 years experience teaching, training and giving clinics from the
basics to Grand Prix
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Linda is currently coming to our facility from North Port for private lessons 3-4 times a month. Please contact us for more information.
Dustin Durham's love of horses and riding started at the age of three. His all-around horsemanship experience was obtained through fox-hunting, three day eventing, pony club, competitive driving, showing Saddlebreds/Morgans, and competing in the Hunter and Jumper rings. He has competed in National Grands Prix as well as the International Hunter Derby.
Please contact Dustin at (865) 455-3266 for more information.
Candace Clemens is an FEI level dressage trainer and occasional event rider who trains and teaches individually and alongside Dustin Durham at DaVinci Farms. She is known for her focus on relaxation and balance – for both horse and rider - as well as belief that trained horses make the best teachers. She has introduced many young horses and riders to their first events, and has brought many horses to FEI dressage. She is a 1976 graduate of and former instructor at the world-renowned Morven Park International Equestrian Institute. A USDF Bronze Medalist, Clemens has also earned the required scores for her Silver Medal, and has successfully competed through Intermediare. Students have included a participant in the USDF Young Rider Championships, a Silver Medalist at the Pan Am Games in Eventing, several A Pony Clubbers, and Virginia’s Leading Lady Steeplechase Trainer. During her more than 30 years of riding, teaching, starting and training horses of all levels, Candace has developed her BarebackDressage™ methodology which, along with the BarebackDressage Kit™, dramatically accelerates riders learning to go on the bit. Her methodology and kit can be a fabulous supplement to all traditional riding and training styles and methods including: Western, Hunter and Jumper, as well as being useful in evaluating upper level dressage horses.
In addition to her work with horses, Candace also spent several decades as an international communications executive in the High Tech industry.
Please contact Candace at (617) 435-0010 for more information.