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About Equilates and Betsy Steiner

The real beauty of riding is the relationship & body language expressed between a horse and his rider. Whether your passion is the hunter or jumper ring, dressage, western, or trail riding, this mind, body, spirit connection is the foundation for every discipline within equestrian sport.

Understanding and putting into practice quality training techniques for all riding styles is what we strive to do at Equilates. It is Betsy's firm belief that with training, all things are possible!

Betsy and RanierBetsy began riding at the age of 14 when she became interested in three-day eventing. It was through eventing that she was introduced to the sport of dressage. A USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallist, Betsy has represented the United States in major competitions around the world including the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm Sweden on her beloved Unanimous. Since then, Betsy has shown numerous horses at Grand Prix including Nectar and Metternich, as well as Hilltop's Giotto at the Intermediare Championships. She shared a winning partnership with Rainier at the international Grand Prix level.

In addition, Betsy has promoted the dressage sport through her active participation in organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete’s Advisory Council from 1992 – 1994 and as Chairman of The Active Competitor’s Committee from 1992 – 1999. Betsy served on the USET Dressage Committee for 10 years. She has an active schedule of riding, coaching and conducting clinics throughout the country.

An advocate for equestrian fitness, Betsy developed “Equilates”, a sport specific equestrian workout designed for the rider. Her book entitled A Gymnastic Riding System – Using Mind, Body, & Spirit is now available.

Betsy currently runs Steiner Dressage with her partner and daughter, Jessie Steiner, for training of horse and rider.