Allyson Rogers brings her experience of working with many of the country's best dressage trainers and top horses to Maryland and Virginia. She spent 10 years working with Olympian Steffen Peters, training here and in Europe. She accompanied him to the Olympics and other international competitions for many years. When staying in California, Ally was responsible for riding and schooling some of the most famous international dressage horses of that time, including 1996 Olympic Bronze Medalist Udon, owned by Lila Kommerstad, as well as her other famous horses Grandeur, Akeena, and the 2005 USET Intermediare I Champion, Luxor. Some other famous names are Anky van Grunsven's and Robert Dover's former Grand Prix horse, Eminent, and the wonderful Oldenberg stallion, Routinier, whom later came back to her in TN so she could continue showing him to great success. Ally has also run a prominent and successful business in the Memphis, TN area for the last 14 years, helping many students move up the levels and achieve their dressage goals.
Ally received multiple Califonia Dressage Society Year End Awards while partnered with Steffen's former GP alternate for the Atlanta Olympic Games, Akeena. Since her arrival in Tennessee, she has garnered numerous awards with many horses, including her own Hanoverian mare, Gretel, the previously mentioned stallion Routinier, and the famous Arabian gelding, Scrabble, at Grand Prix (owned by Massar Stables). In addition to her extensive experience at FEI levels, she was known at Steffen's for bringing the young horses along through the levels and her patience with the babies. She has garnered much success lately with several young horses imported from Europe. Ally and her students have qualified and competed very successfully at the USDF Regionals Championships every year since her arrival in TN and in 2013 had an unprecedented 3 students (as well as herself) qualify for the inaugural National Finals in Lexington, Ky. Ally has students of all levels and takes great pride in the fact that her students, through their hard work and dedication, progress and advance through the levels. She has brought several riders from the lower levels up through the FEI, including to Grand Prix. All breeds and all levels of horses and riders are welcome! ALR Dressage is looking forward to working with new clients and horses as we relocate to the MD and VA area.
- USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist
2002 - 2016 Owner and Trainer at ALR Dressage, Memphis, TN
1993-2002 Apprentice, Manager and Assistant Trainer to Steffen Peters, San Diego, CA
1990-1993 Professional Dressage Trainer, San Diego, CA
Honor Graduate of the Westmoreland Davis Equestrian Institute Instructor's Program, Leesburg, VA