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About Rivendell Dressage

Andrea Woodner and Allison Kavey founded Rivendell Dressage, Inc. in 2007.  RDI purchases, trains, and sells young dressage horses of exceptional quality. The first crop of RDI horses have achieved many national championships and multiple top 20 placings in the USDF national standings since 2007. We also offer training for riders and their horses. Allison has extensive experience teaching dressage riders from training level up, working on position and basics to improve riders' harmony with their horses. She also works with eventers through the CCI**** level and h/j riders looking to improve their position and flatwork. 

Allison Kavey and Jerry at Devon in 2001

Allison Kavey is an international CDI Grand Prix rider who has a successful career both in bringing horses through the levels from breaking through the FEI and rehabbing problem horses. She is a committed teacher, patient trainer, and her work is defined by her genuine affection for horses. She enjoys working with students from various disciplines and is happy to help any student who genuinely hopes to improve her riding and understanding of her horse.

Our Services


Rivendell Dressage is located at its own facility in Millbrook, New York. This gorgeous farm has a regulation size indoor with terrific footing, mirrors, and lots of light. Our large stalls have double Dutch doors and high-tech gel mats.  We turnout on grass individually or in pairs, and we offer exceptional care for every horse--from foals through retirees. In the winter, Allison bases at her farm in Loxahatchee, Florida, which is minutes away from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. 

Rivendell Dressage Offers: 

Full Training — 6 rides or lessons/week in any combination 
½ Training — 3 rides or lessons/week in any combination 
Sales Horses — Training, advertisement, showing horses to prospective buyers, arranging vetting, etc.
Clinics — Allison is available to travel to reach dressage clinics for your barn, dressage or eventing organization or Pony Club. Allison also regularly schedules clinics in Maryland. Please contact Katie Wherley at 301.606.5436 if you would like to ride in a Maryland clinic. For other clinic opportunities, please contact Allison at 845.269.2030 or to discuss setting one up. 
Lessons — either trailer to us or Allison can come to you.

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