AKM Dressage

SPONSORED TRAINER HIGHLIGHT: ANNA KEENAN MCPHEE

Anna’s passion and focus is quality, correct and patient development of the horse and rider - which has proven to be a successful recipe. From starting each horse with ground work and then transferring that to in the saddle training. She enjoys teaching lessons/clinics and keeping up on her own education regularly. 

Anna is a 31 year old Dressage Professional, native to the state of Oregon.  At age 13 she started riding Dressage with Debbie Evans of Creswell, OR. Over the next decade, Anna began starting and developing young horses under Debbie’s guidance for Oldenburg breeder Albert Mammal. Anna discovered a true passion for backing young horses and developing them throughout the levels. Early on Anna participated in the Young Rider Dressage programs offered in Oregon where she earned many achievements leading up to a professional career.  

In 2015 Anna was presented the opportunity to compete at Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Here she earned several wins and was offered a position at Crosiadore Farm in Trappe, MD. Anna spent three years working under Dorie Addy-Crow, starting multiple young horses and competing through the FEI levels before becoming head trainer at Crosiadore Farm. Anna has made multiple trips to Germany to watch the German Oldenburg Verband stallion licensing which provides inspiration for developing the stallions in her program.

Anna’s achievements in recent years include:

  • USDF Bronze & Silver Medal; scores towards her Gold
  • 2021 Region 8, Second Level Open Champion on Goldwyn and Res. Champion on Damon’s Dream.
  • 2019 Dressage at Devon PSG open winner
  • 2019 Dressage at Devon over all material Champion qualifying with an 83%. The previous competition day. 
  • 2019 US National Young Horse 7th place 4yo division
  • 2019 US National Young Horse 9th place 5yo division.
  • 2019 GOV Stallion licensing Champion on Fellini CF.
  • Competed at the 2018 USEF Markel YH National Championship earning an 8.26 in the first leg of the four year old division and finishing 9th overall.
  • 2018 Dressage at Devon USDFBC 4-5 YO Materiale Champion, earning an 83.2% in the qualifying ride.
  • 2018 USEF GAIG Region 1 Reserve Intermediate-I MFS Champion scoring a 69%
  • 2018 competed in the National Finals Intermediate-1 MFS Championship earning a 68.5%

Anna is currently operating out of her newly built Farm in Bath, PA. She is competing a number of horses ranging from training level through FEI and coaching/mentoring ambitious Young Riders and AA’s. 

Anna had this to say about Kingsley boots: “My favorite pair of Kingsley boots are the Orlando Boots. They are comfortable, easy to break in, and provide a great deal of adjustability with having both laces and a zipper. They are stunning on too! 

 

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