The Distinguished Blog

  • Dressage Sporthorses

    Dressage Sporthorses, run by Maia Barnes and Stephan Cheret, is a training and sales program focusing on making both horse and rider reach their highest dressage potential! They work with all levels of horses and riders, from Introductory to Grand Prix. DS is based in New Jersey during the summer season and Florida in the winter. This allows them to have year-round opportunities to train, learn, and compete. Click here to see what they have to say about Kingsley and TDR!
  • Kymberly "Kymmy" Pullen

     In 2014, she started her own business, "Kymberly Rhea Dressage", which was focused on training young horses up the levels and helping adult amateurs reach their goals with their own horses. A few years later, Kymmy stumbled upon her passion for horse sales and realized this is where she wanted to direct her focus while also continuing to develop her self-made International Grand Prix horse, Hot Date and five-year-old Mojito. After 11 years in Pennsylvania, Kymmy has moved to New Jersey to join the Lauren Chumley Dressage team to help with the sales empire expansion! 
  • Katie Straton

    Katie Straton is a passionate dressage trainer, coach, and competitor based in Frederick, MD. Check out how she found her passion for dressage, and what she thinks of The Distinguished Rider and Kingsley on #TheDistinguishedBlog!
  • Ema Klugman

    Ema Klugman is a young event rider with horses from Training level through Advanced. She was the highest-placed youngest rider at the Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2021 with her self-made Bendigo. In 2019, she twice received the Bromont Rising scholarship, which selected squads of young riders to compete at the Canadian Bromont CCI event and the U.S. Ocala Jockey Club eventIn 2022, she made her Nations Cup debut at Bromont CCI****-S, riding for Australia.
  • Katrina "Katie" Hiller

    Katrina “Katie” Hiller is an FEI dressage trainer based in Walworth, WI. Katie has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals, all aboard a self-trained horse. She is one of TDR's amazing Sponsored Trainers! We are honored to support her with Kingsley footwear and accessories! Read what she has to say about her favorite Kingsley boot models now!
  • Stephanie Mason

    Stephanie Mason came from a humble beginnings and is now successfully running SLM Dressage in NJ! Read all about how this former teacher decided to quit teaching to pursue her passion in riding, and what she thinks of Kingsley and The Distinguished Rider, now!
  • Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

    Sponsored Trainer Highlight: Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel of First Choice Farms needs no introduction. Since arriving f...