Augusta Van Tongeren is an FEI dressage rider and USDF Silver & Bronze medalist currently based out of Brunswick, Maine. She has competed successfully in several disciplines, including hunter/jumpers, equitation, show jumping, dressage, gymkhana, and polo. This has given her a wide range of experience with many breeds and young horses. After several years of competing her self-trained thoroughbred, Augusta relocated to Wellington, Florida to train under Olympic medalist Dottie Morkis.

 

While in Wellington, Augusta was a working student for Endel Ots and Caroline Roffman (now Caroline Meredith) and groomed for USDF President George Williams at Betsy Juliano’s Havensafe Farm. Since then, she has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and has competed at FEI Prix St. Georges. She also completed a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Augusta has always had an interest in educational psychology and applies her experience to her riding instruction with a clear and positive approach. Her teaching experience includes clinics, lessons, and equitation at a university.

 

Augusta currently trains with Laura Noyes Putnam and recently completed part one of the USDF L Program with plans to complete the L program in June 2023. This has given her experience from a judges perspective and will allow her to judge schooling level dressage shows. In her spare time, Augusta enjoys playing polo and trail riding in the woods of New England. Augusta has a natural talent for identifying and developing strong and harmonious partnerships between the horse and rider. She is dedicated to providing professional, respectful, and unique instruction to maximize every rider’s potential and meet their individual goals.

Career and Competition Highlights

• USDF Silver & Bronze Medalist
• Successful experience at USDF shows through FEI Prix St. Georges level and has schooled through Grand Prix
• Champion, Gamblers Choice Low, New England Jumpers Association
• Reserve High Score of the Day, First Level, GMHA Fall Dressage USDF Show
• High Score of the Day, Third Level, GMHA June Dressage USDF Show
• High Score of the Show, Third Level, GMHA June Dressage USDF Show
• Reserve High Score of the Day, Second Level, GMHA June Dressage Day USDF Show
• Reserve High Score of the Show, Second Level, GMHA June Dressage Day USDF Show
• High Score of the Day, Fourth Level, GMHA Fall Dressage II USDF Show
• Reserve High Score of the Show, Fourth Level, GMHA Fall Dressage II USDF Show
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Working student experience with:
• Olympian Dottie Morkis
• International Grand Prix Rider/Pan Am Alternate Endel Ots
• International Grand Prix Rider Caroline Meredith
Lesson/clinic experience with:
• Catherine Haddad-Staller
• Christian Schacht
• Micaela Mabragaña
• Bill Warren
• Bill McMullin
• Sharon McCusker
• Sam Morrison
• Laura Noyes Putnam
• Anna Merritt

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