HW Dressage

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin started riding in 2004 for pleasure. In 2010, she started working for Heather. She then learned more about Dressage, Jumping, and the well being of horses. In the early summer of 2014, Caitlin competed in her first Dressage show in First level test 1. By the end of the summer Caitlin had competed in 4 shows up to Third Level test 3. 

Angie Nicholls Oakley

Angie started riding horses when she was 8 years old. Through the British Horse Society, she completed her Stage 1, 2, and 3, along with her AI. She later went on to work with international event horses. With this opportunity, she was able to competitively event to the intermediate level. In 1993, Angie came to the United States. She has worked for international show jumper, Eric Hasbrouck, traveling and competing throughout the East Coast. She then went on to manage a private farm for 10 years, where she worked with English and Western horses and ponies. Angie worked for New England Equine in Pawling New York for a year as a vet-tech before she came to work for Heather. With her vast knowledge and compassion for horses, Angie is a huge part of what makes HW Dressage so elite.

Heather Ward

Heather Ward started her equestrian career at the age of ten in the Hunter Jumpers, and actively competed until 2006. About 20 years ago she entered into the dressage realm. She has been training with four time Olympian, Ashley Holzer, for 17 years and competed through Grand Prix. She has won numerous FEI and Regional Championships Awards. In 2009, Heather started HW Dressage, fulfilling her dream of creating an equestrian community based on education and support for all riders from amateur to FEI. The goal of HW Dressage is to provide a riding facility for all rider​s and horses to reach their full potential through her positive reinforcement system of teaching and training. Heather’s love of horses and teaching has made HW Dressage a unique experience for all members of our community.