Training & Coaching
Janine has earned a reputation for developing properly trained horses with a consistent record of winning regional, national, and international championships.
Whether in Canada or Florida, you are welcome to join the Little Dressage team and benefit from top-calibre training, instruction, and/or show experience.
UPDATE: JOIN LITTLE DRESSAGE IN FLORIDA FOR WINTER 2020!
Would you like to benefit from top-tier training and instruction in the heart of world class competition in Florida this winter? Little Dressage is now planning for our Winter-Spring 2020 season. Little Dressage has limited availability for training/coaching, complemented by full care/grooming. We welcome horses in training, horses and riders for training/showing/coaching, horses in training, or sales horses, and are always happy to customize a program for your needs. If you’d like to join Little Dressage for an amazing winter season riding, training and showing in Florida contact us via PM ASAP before spaces are full — nobody ever regrets a winter season of dressage under the sun and palm trees! We are also happy to provide a long list of excellent references who have enjoyed many Florida seasons with the Little Dressage team. Contact us soon with inquiries!
As a trainer, Janine approaches each horse as a unique individual.
She strives to develop balanced, straight, forward, and responsive athletes who progress with confidence.
As a coach, Janine is known for developing top talent, inspiring work ethic, and equipping her students with the tools and insights they need to ride effectively and thoughtfully, with a balance of consistency, adaptability, and style.
Janine’s students have won some of the most competitive championships in North America.
Such victories include coaching riders to Gold Medals at the North American Junior / Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) in 2007, 2010, and 2015.
Janine has coached students to two Junior / Young Riders National FEI Championships and one Reserve Championship, plus two FEI Children’s National Championships, and one FEI Pony Reserve National Championship. Most recently, she coached the winner of the 2015 NAJRYC Freestyle Gold Medal and Individual Bronze Medal.
Janine is dedicated to providing thorough, in-depth education that builds upon logic and leads to quality results.
Janine is committed to teaching riders of all levels so long as their goal is to learn.
As a coach, her main focus while coaching is to identify and explain the biomechanics of each horse so that the rider can gain a better understanding of how their aids can properly influence their mount.
Establishing such an understanding leads to a more detailed approach to the training scale, effective communication, and a harmonious and well-rounded horse and rider combination.
Highlights of Students’ Achievements
Naima Moreira-Laliberté and Sancerre
Adequan Global Dressage CDI Young Rider Freestyle 1st Place Winners (72.9%) – 2016
Adequan Global Dressage CDI Small Tour – Multiple Placings in Top 10 throughout 2016
Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award Winner – 2016
Naima Moreira- Laliberté and Belafonte
NAJYRC FEI Young Rider Freestyle Gold Medallist – 2015
NAJYRC FEI Young Rider Individual Bronze Medallist – 2015
Larisa Anderson and Picassina
FEI Junior Provincial Champion – Alberta – 2013
Sylvie Fraser and World Star
NAJYRC Gold Medallist – 2010
Elizabeth Fraser and Summer Sel Colletta
National Youth FEI Children’s Champion – 2010
Larisa Anderson and Ularu
BC Summer Games Competitor – 2010
Sylvie Fraser and Magic
NAJYRC Competitors – 2009
Sandra Arnold and Fierro L’Oasis
National Youth FEI Children’s Champion – 2008
Sylvie Fraser and Summer Sel Colletta
BC Summer Games – 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal – 2008
Sara Regehr and Danika
National FEI Junior Champion – 2008
National Junior Freestyle Champion – 2008
National FEI Junior Freestyle Reserve Champion – 2008
National FEI Junior Reserve Champion – 2007
NAJYRC Gold Medallist – 2007
ONLINE LESSONS VIA DISTANCE
Janine is available for online lessons via distance. As long as you have a wifi connection, an Ipad, and a Bluetooth – or similar technologies – you can benefit from Janine’s coaching from anywhere in the world. Please contact her for further details.
Our Gallery & Memories page offers further glimpses into Little Dressage.
Whether via snapshots from a week ago or fond memories from a decade prior, we hope to share with you the spirit of dedication, determination, collective effort, and fun that exemplifies our team.
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the realists.
But most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you
… even when you do not see it in yourself.” – Edmund Lee