©2018 BY MJ SPADY FOR RISE ABOVE EQUESTRIAN

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.


Teaching Experience

20 plus years of teaching and training multiple disciplines at low to upper levels of dressage and low to mid levels of eventing.


Riding Education

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


Awards

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


Education
B.A. Degree in Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2003

 
 

ELENA'S HORSES

LOLA

STELLA

CLAYTON

TESSA (RIP)

 

CLIENT'S HORSES

BIG

Shire cross gelding owned by Roberta Kahn currently leased out through the RAE program

ODIN

Friesian gelding owned my Megan Morimoto

HUDSON

Hanoverian gelding owned by Sharon Dulava

ETCH A SKETCH

Oldenburg mare owned by Caroline Underwood, ridden and shown by Elena

 

SHOW RESULTS

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!

 

SPONSORS

 

MDC STIRRUPS

Best Stirrups ever!

DARA JAMES DESIGNS

Custom Stock Ties

WILD HORSE DESIGNS

Custom coat bags, stall guards, etc.

ROMFH

Equestrian Clothing

NICKER BAIT

My horses favorite treats

MRS. CONN'S BATH DAY

New Horse Grooming Products

STUBBEN NORTH AMERICA

Saddles and riding accessories

DIVINITY DESIGNS

by Nancy D'Cruz

DYNAMIC EQUIPEUTICS

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SALES

 

GIGI

sold

ODIN

sold

BELLA

sold

HUDSON

sold

"We rise by lifting others"

Robert Ingersoll

 

CONTACT ME

3133 Morgan Territory Rd Clayton CA United States 94517

(925) 413-2168

 
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