Trainer Elena Flaharty
RISE ABOVE EQUESTRIAN
A boarding and training facility that sits at the base of Mt Diablo
Boasting beautiful views, RAE offers a serene environment for riding and enjoying your Equine partner
My Experience, My Passion
A BIT ABOUT ME
USDF Gold, Silver, Bronze Medalist with 30 years of horse experience ranging from riding and showing Grand Prix dressage to mid-level eventing, including over 20 years of Pony Club instruction and teaching. Classical training methods coupled with a positive and encouraging teaching style make for a successful experience.
Riding and Showing Experience
Trained and shown Training level to Grand Prix in dressage.
Competed through Preliminary Level eventing with experience on various types of horses.
20 plus years of teaching and training multiple disciplines at low to upper levels of dressage and low to mid levels of eventing.
Currently taking monthly/weekly lessons with: Chelsey Sibley, Jill Munro, and Tina Steward.
Clinic experience: Jeremy Steinberg, Bert Rutten, Christine Traurig, Natalie Lamping, Kathleen Raine, Tracy Lert, Creeky Routson, Paula Lacy, Alexis Helffrich, Heidi Riddle, Mogie Bearden, Natalie Rooney, Sarah Vernlund, David and Karen O’Connor
1998 USEA Jr. Training Rider of the Year, 1998 Area VI Jr. Training Level Horse & Rider of the Year
1999 USDF Bronze Medal recipient
2008 USEA Adult Amateur Rider of the Year, 2008 Area VI Adult Amateur Training Level Rider and Horse of the Year
2016 USDF Silver Medal Recipient
2017 USDF Gold Medal Recipient
B.A. Degree in Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2003
Shire cross gelding owned by Roberta Kahn currently leased out through the RAE program
Friesian gelding owned my Megan Morimoto
Hanoverian gelding owned by Sharon Dulava
ETCH A SKETCH
Oldenburg mare owned by Caroline Underwood, ridden and shown by Elena
January: Yarra Yarra
Congratulations to Megan Morimoto and Odin in a fabulous first show together!
February: Yarra Yarra Ranch
Congratulations to Megan & Odin and Sharon & Hudson on a great show!
March: Yarra Yarra Ranch
Big and Elena win both Training Level classes!
March 31 - April 1: Greenville Equestrian Center
Lola and Lily won both Intro tests with 65 & 67%! This was Lily’s first show and she rode like a pro!
This was Clayton’s very first show! He was tense but did a great job!
April 5-7: Golden State Dressage
Great experience for Clayton’s first big overnight show! He and Elena even won their very first Materiale class!
"We rise by lifting others"