Shannon and Marcus combine their unique and diverse experiences and training techniques together to form a very powerful duo. As a team, they work jointly to further educate and support their students within a consistent program. While both have different coaching styles and techniques which complement each other, they are able to work with a vast group of students who possess different learning and riding styles. In addition to implementing their knowledge to shape and train horses and riders of all ages and levels, they also specialize in backing young horses, resolving “problem horses”, long lining, cavaletti work, rehabilitation, preparing mares and stallions for performance testing and licensing, competition riding, sales and much more. For the convenience of our clients and health of our horses, we offer an all inclusive training and care package which oversees every aspect of the horses care and training program.
Full Service Training and Care include:
Full service care and training included in our standard program
- High quality feed program
- Unlimited hay
- Turnout schedule to fit the needs of each individual horse
- Blanket/boot changing
- Daily grooming
- 5-6 weekly training rides and or lessons based on the individual needs of each horse
- Long lining and Pessoa work
- Training in hand
- Professionally trained and experienced staff
- 24 hour care and management
- Night check
- Scheduling and management over our team of farrier/vet /dentist /deworming
- Laundry service
- Trailer in lessons
- Clinics Nationally & Internationally
- Competition riding and coaching
- Short term training retreats
- Importing & buying trips focused on professionally matched pairings
- Horse Gym Treadmill packages
- Theraplate (vibrating plate) packages
- Sport Innovations magnetic massage blanket
- Magnetic boots
competitive strategy planning & coaching
Our team will work to identify and achieve personal goals, practice strategies and tactics related to successful performances for both horse and rider. With careful evaluation of the mental preparation of the rider, we implement a training regimen with reference to goal setting, motivation, lifestyle, planning, practice and performance. Our riders find success in and out of the competition ring and honor classical dressage and true horsemanship with their equine partners in an ethical and positive manner.
Marcus Orlob and Shannon Stevens are sought out clinicians and welcome riders and auditors of all levels seeking to enhance their performance and knowledge in a systematic and obtainable manner. While providing clear feedback along with useful exercises, our realistic and truthful approach to the training yields clear results.
Sales & buying trips
Elite Expression Dressage offers a hand-picked selection of pre vetted sale horses in which we are proud to represent. Our horses range from top quality and well started young horses through competitive Grand Prix mounts for the amateur, Junior/Young Rider and professional. We represent and stand by our sale horses and they are always marketed with an honest approach in order to ensure a genuine match.
As well as our in-house selected horses, we also work with trusted connections within the U.S. and Europe to help you find what you are looking for, if we don’t have it directly in our barn. We offer buying trips to Europe as well as domestic excursions, available to anyone who is looking for assistance in the buying process. With meticulous attention to detail and a complete understanding of specific desires and goals of our customers, our success relies on strong client relationships built out of trust and the uncompromised satisfaction of each individual client.