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Janine Little is a highly-respected FEI competitor, trainer, and coach known for her work ethic and the consistent excellence she develops in horses and riders from Training Level to Grand Prix.

Janine Little operates Little Dressage in the Brockville, Ontario area, just south of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.  Little Dressage trains and competes at top shows in Florida throughout the winter, as well as at major competitions such as Tryon, Bromont, and Devon.


Dedicated to an ongoing pursuit of top-level dressage, Janine regularly participates in clinics and invitational symposiums with top international trainers, such as Charlotte Dujardin, with whom she is pictured above (top) at the Masterclass held in Toronto, October 2018.

We welcome you to explore this Little Dressage website to learn more about all that Little Dressage has to offer, and to keep up with our latest news, articles, and updates.

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With the Friesian mare Ebony, shown above, Janine earned four CDI Top Ten placings at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival  (AGDF).  The pair won the Prix St. Georges series at White Fences, and achieved the High Score Award at Global with a score of over 72.2% in the PSG.  Janine and Ebony went on to earn multiple successes at their first competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center, including winning the Intermediaire 1 Freestyle with a score of over 71.7%.  December 2018, Ebony made her Intermediaire A debut in Florida and earned a 73% in the Intermediaire 1 Freestyle.  

Demitra (Demitra is shown below, with Janine riding in a private clinic with Charlotte Dujardin, autumn 2017) is an exciting up-and-coming horse Janine Little has been developing up the levels.  Janine has brought both Demitra and Ebony, along with numerous other horses currently in her program, from Training Level upwards.

Janine Little and Demitra, Autumn 2017, in a private clinic with Charlotte Dujardin.

Janine Little, listed for the Canadian Equestrian Team in 2011 and on Dressage Canada’s Rider Development Squad in 2016-2017, has produced multiple champions at the regional, national, and international levels.

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Janine Little on the stallion Sancerre (left), winners of the Intermediaire B CDI*3 at Dressage at Devon, 2016. 

Janine Little and Ebony (right), celebrating another blue ribbon at Devon, 2017.

Beyond a proven record of developing top horses from Training Level to Grand Prix, Janine has a highly successful coaching record.

Janine’s students have won major awards across North America, including numerous Gold Medals at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships.

Janine enjoys providing thoughtful instruction as a coach — including online — and is a highly sought-after clinician throughout North America.

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Passionate about developing horses to their maximum potential, Janine Little’s goal is to represent Canada at the highest levels of international competition.

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Above: Finley and Janine Little are already enjoying successes in the Prix St. Georges at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, January 2019. 

Photo credit: Leanne Peniuk Photography

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Above: Demitra and Janine Little winning the Third Level Championship at Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park / Parc Equestre Olympique de Bromont. 

Photo credit: Tom von Kapherr Photography.com

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Above: Ebony and Janine Little have made their debut at Intermediaire A, and scored 73% in the Intermediare 1 Freestyle in Florida, December 2018. 

Photo credit: Joanna Jodko

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Above: Ebony and Janine schooling at the Little Dressage base in the capital region.

Photo credit: Leanne Peniuk Photography

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Above: Hendrix, an up-and-coming talent by Dream Boy, schooling with Janine in Canada. 

Photo credit: Leanne Peniuk Photography


Above: Billionaire (a.k.a. Bono) enjoying the summertime in Ontario. 

Photo credit: Leanne Peniuk Photography


Above: Demitra and Janine schooling in Florida. 

Photo credit: Jessica Pijlman – MadeByJessy.com

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