About Emily Tears
Emily Tears is a Grand Prix dressage trainer currently located in Escondido, CA. She is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist who has over fifteen years of experience training and competing dressage horses in Southern California and across the United States. She started her career as a working student for European Equestrian Concepts and was given the opportunity to ride and show many horses. From there she continued her career working at Dove Hollow for Jaime Amian as well as cliniced with many respected trainers including Sue Blinks, Christine Traurig, and Lientje Schueler. In addition to her dressage training, she also has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona giving her an extensive knowledge of proper equine care.
Emily's own horse Lopaca, has taught her valuable lessons about the training process. Purchased as a four year old, she has trained and shown him from Training Level through Intermediare II. She participated in the five and six-year-old FEI young horse tests with Lopaca and is currently training Grand Prix.
Emily's experience to date include an extensive show record on many horses from Training Level through FEI. She is currently competing in the San Diego area and welcomes potential clients to come by and introduce themselves!
She is a recipient of numerous high point awards, California Dressage Society and United States Dressage Federation awards.
- 2016 Champion - USDF AHHA All Breeds Awards Intermediare II Open
- 2016 Champion - DASC Championship Intermediare II Open
- 2016 Champion - TEV-CDS Chapter 3rd level Open
- 2016 Champion - TEV-CDS Chapter Intermediare II/GP Open
- 2011 3rd Overall - Second Level Dover Medal Year End Awards (National)
- 2011 Champion - Second Level AA Horse of the Year Awards (National)
- 2010 Champion - CDS Horse of the Year Intermediare Freestyle
- 2010 Champion - Region 7 AA Second Level Championship
- 2008 Champion - Region 7 Freestyle Fourth Level Championship
- 2007 selected to represent Region 7 at the North American Young Rider Championships helping the team win gold with a score of 69.867%