Lisa Postleb Kaptein
Lisa Postleb Kaptein is a professional dressage trainer, holding her degree as a Bereiter FN (Professional Degree in Horsemanship through the German Riding Federation). She has many years of experience in showing, training and teaching in Canada, Germany and the USA. Since 2006, she has built her career in training, lessons, showing, clinics and sales. Showing at all levels, her expertise in training and presenting dressage horses has proven to be successful.
Lisa has a special passion and love for horses. Born and partially raised in B.C., Canada, she received her first pony at the age of 3. Forming an early bond and partnership, she began her education in horsemanship and the German training system.
Lisa's well known father, Ronald Postleb of Crown Dressage International, was her first instructor and mentor. Beginning to show at a young age, she took every opportunity to advance her skill. Spending her teenage summers in Germany, she interned at multiple facilities and had the opportunity to train with great masters including George Theodorescu and Klaus Balkenhol.
After being accepted into an apprenticeship program at Stall Ramsbrock, Germany in 2003, Lisa earned her degree as a Bereiter FN. Stall Ramsbrock taught her to back, train and present 3 year olds to Grand Prix level for sales and competition. After receiving her degree, she continued as a trainer at Stall Ramsbrock through 2005.
After dedicating 3 years to intense work and training, Lisa chose to return back to the USA with the goal of starting her own business training horse and rider. Basing her business out of Eastward Farm in Brewster, NY, Lisa is able to share her expertise and work with her colleagues, Catherine McWilliam and Ronald Postleb of Crown Dressage.
Mastering the German training system, Lisa's knowledge has enabled her to expand her versatility to being able to train all types of horses. Through training and teaching, she works to challenge every horse and rider in order to address their needs and to obtain their goals. Emphasizing the importance of a solid foundation, Lisa strives to create balance, strength and harmony between horse and rider.