Joanna Gray Randle
Joanna Gray-Randle is a Graduate with Distinction from the USDF Learner Judges Program and holds her USDF Gold, Silver, Silver Musical Freestyle, and Bronze Medals. Joanna has earned many National, Zone, Regional and Local Championships and has coached her students to many awards, including USDF Gold, Gold Freestyle, Silver, Silver Freestyle, Bronze, and Bronze Freestyle Medals.
Joanna began riding at the age of seven after moving into the horse-friendly community of Thousand Oaks, California. Her riding foundation was formed by combining both equitation and over-fences education from the prestigious Foxfield Riding Academy in Westlake Village, California, along with countless hours spent riding in the open fields and canyons of the Conejo Valley.
An avid trainer, coach, judge and competitor, Joanna has trained and competed in Dressage, Combined Training, Hunter/Jumper, Sport Horse Breed Shows, Driven Dressage and Combined Driving Events. Joanna also choreographs musical freestyle rides at all levels and assists clients in horse purchases. Every horse in Joanna’s life provided the opportunity for growth and understanding; and, allowed Joanna to develop insight into the equine as an individual and develop each to their own potential.
Dressage has always played a fundamental role in Joanna’s training approach. She believes a complete understanding and application of the basics translate to any discipline. Joanna teaches and trains with a patient and kind approach, placing emphasis on correct position of the rider, complete understanding of the use of the aids, knowledge of the biomechanics of the horse and ultimately developing clear communication between horse and rider. Joanna happily works with all levels of riders and all breeds of horses.
Joanna has ridden, trained, and competed in dressage through the Grand Prix level and ridden, trained, and competed in Eventing through the Preliminary level. She regularly brings her mentor, three-time Olympic Judge Gary Rockwell, to Northern Virginia for Clinics; and is currently competing her Hanoverian Stallion, Royal Tourmalet SPF, at the FEI Levels.
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