Chrissa was interviewed by Horse Nation for training the one and only, Harry Callahan an American saddlebred to Grand Prix. Together they acheived scores over 65%, in the Grand Prix, finished in the top 6 at the Wellington Dressage Classic and has been featured in nine publications and five websites.
Congratulations to Carla Pasteur and her mare Amica for earning their USDF Gold Medal! Carla has been training with Chrissa for the last year, putting the entire Grand prix on this mare. This is a huge accomplishment, as Carla is an AA rider and has trained this mare to the top! We are so proud of you Carla!!
We welcome World Equestrian Games rider, Peter Atkins and his horse, HJ Hampton, aka, "Henny" to our program.
We are honored to help the pair with their dressage.
Watch out for this talented duo!
To learn more about them, please visit
We are hosting Robert Dover for a two-day clinic, Dec 1-2, 2012 along with a JRD Saddle fitting clinic! Come join the fun-filled weekend! $50 for auditing the clinic.
Chrissa and Peggy Randolphs, Traumulus Havdal score a
big win in the PSG!
Chrissa and "Traum" showed at the Canterbery Dressage Show, Summer Sizzler 1, August 11-12th, earning a second place the first day, with a 64.9%. They went for it the second day, being it was his first PSG, and won the class with a 73.5% Chrissa scored her first ever, 9.5 on a left canter pirouette!
Traum is a 17.3, 12 year old Danish gelding who Chrissa has been
training for three years.
Chrissa will be teaching a two day clinic at Karri McFaddens, August 18-19th, 2012 in Lebanon, Ohio.
Congratulations to Karri McFadden and her self-made, 8 yr old PMU gelding, Fynn, for their double win in the Grand Prix, at Magestic Dressage, May 4-6th, 2012. The pair scored a 62.6% and a whopping 68% in their first Grand Prix together! Not only did she win both classes, she also received her last scores needed for her
USDF Gold Medal!
Chrissa has been working with Karri on a regular clinic basis since Fynn was four years old.
"It's been an amazing journey to be a part of and I am so proud of Karri for acheiving her goal and mostly for training him to the top, by herself. This is truly a dream come true for so many reasons and am so grateful to her husband Derek, who flew me in to help, with her first Grand Prix. It was an awesome surprise for Karri and we definitely had a lot of fun celebrating afterwards, but most importantly, this is such an honor because Fynn is probably the only PMU in the world, to ever score this high in the Grand Prix. I am especially partial to off breeds making it to to the top with such honors and am extremely proud that one of my dearest friends did it!
Congrats Karri, I Love you girl
and am so, so proud!" -Chrissa Hoffmann
Chrissa will be teaching a clinic at Karri McFaddens barn in Lebanon Ohio, May 9-10th and in Kentucky teaching lessons from the
11-13th. Please email if interested in riding in the clinic or gettime
some lessons while she is in KY!
Congratulations to Katie Freeman of CFH Dressage
for earning her USDF Bronze Medal with a double win
at Third level on her own mare, Symphony, who she has trained from scratch! She scored a 63.8% both days earning her two blue ribbons along with her medal, at the Orlando Dressage show,
March 31st-April 1st, 2012. Symphony, the 13 year old Dutch mare
is for sale! Come earn your Bronze medal on this lovely girl!
We had another very successful weekend at the Twice
as Nice Dressage show in Canterbury, Florida. Geena and Jim Bonds, Lepton, scored a 72.9% at his first horse show and her other horse, Roalty won the PSG with a 61.4%.
We welcome Katie Freeman of Apopka Florida to our team!
Katie is an accomplished dressage rider and trainer, who owns and operates her own farm, //www.summerwindfarmllc.com She brings years of experience in and out of the saddle. Not only is she a fabulous rider, she is also an excellent horsewoman! We are excited to have Katie on board!
Chrissa has been invited to ride in the USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, with Christoph Hess, January 16-17th, 2012, Wellington Florida. She will be riding her own, Scrabble,
a 6 year old Hanoverian gelding.
The Axel Steiner clinic, Novemeber 5-6th, 2011 was
a HUGE success! With 10 rides a day and
over 40 auditors made it a great first clinic, to host
at our new facility!
Chrissa will be teaching a clinic at Karri McFaddens, Lebanon Ohio, September 17th-18th. Clinic is full with eight rides, but auditing is still available! www.kmcfdressage.com
Chrissa is happy to announce her recent sponsor, Troxel Helmets! What an honor to be an ambassador for such an incredible team! Troxel is the only helmet on the market today, that is designed by a physician.
We say goodbye to one of our best....
Michelle Gibson clinic, June 18-19th, 2011. This is our last clinic to be held in Kentucky, don't miss out! Clinic is full, but auditing is still available at $15.00 per day.
Rider Schedule below:
9:00 Jody Swimmer
9:45 Kathy Priest
10:30 Geena Sturzebecher
11:15 Chrissa Hoffmann
1:00 Shannon Sullivan
1:45 Selena Nurmi
2:30 Karri McFadden
3:15 Shelley Rahiya
8:00 Jody Swimmer
8:45 Shannon Sullivan
9:30 Geena Sturzebecher
10:15 Karri McFadden
11:00 Chrissa Hoffmann
12:45 Selena Nurmi
1:30 Kathy Priest
2:15 Shelley Rahiya
CFH Dressage is officially moving to Ocala, Florida,
August 1st, 2011!
Our new farm sits on 19 beautiful acres surrounded by 100 year old, live oak trees, in the North West side of the city. The farm consists of 7 large paddocks, a 24 stall, show barn, 3 wash stalls, apartment in the barn, office, tackroom with washer and dryer and utility sink, 3 main homes on the property, 200x200 out door ring with perma-flex footing, (mirrors to be added) all irrigated...the list goes on and on! We are very excited about the move and will be open for business August 10th!
CFH Dressage presents their third Saddlebred in the making!
Please enjoy watching a video of
New York City Slicker, a six year old gelding owned by Jody Swimmer of Louisville, KY. He is being ridden and
trained by Chrissa Hoffmann.
Please join CFH Dressage in the efforts to help raise money for Shawna Harding, friend and colleauge who has been invited to represent USA at the FEI World Cup, April 27-May 2nd, Germany! No donation is too small! Please email email@example.com for any questions or concerns. All checks can be mailed to CFH Dressage 11201 Coverd Bridge Rd Prospect,KY 40059 as we plan to send Shawna one final check.
Chrissa will be teaching a two-day clinic at Karri McFaddens, Lebanon Ohio, April 11-12th. Clinic is almost full, so please email about reserving a spot or auditing information!
Chrissa will be teaching her last 2-day clinic of the season, at Karri McFaddens, December 6-7th 2010.
Slots are now full, but auditing is still available!
Chrissa will be teaching a clinic at the home of Karri McFaddens, October 25-26th, Lebanon Ohio. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in riding or auditing.
World Equestrian Games!
Karri McFadden, Chrissa Hoffmann, Michelle Gibson, Peggy Randolph, Geena Sturzebecher and Sue Ann Judah.
As CFH Dressage approaches it's five year anniversary, we would like to note some accomplishments that we are very proud of. We have produced, three Grand Prix horses, five to FEI, have been featured in nine publications, sold twelve horses to happy homes, have produced a USDF Bronze medalist, and two Silver medalist, had two horses compete on the CDI large and small tours in Florida, have been invited to participate in two online Dressage websites, have been invited and participated in, USDF symposiums and have aquired six sponsors. But most of all... we have had happy, healthy horses and clients throughout this entire time! We salute our clients, horses and sponsors! Thank you for being a part of the CFH Dressage team! We look forward to many more exciting horizons in the future!
Chrissa and Forty Something, a 10 year old Saddlebred gelding, were invited to participate in a photo shoot, for the 25th edition of The Saddlebred, a book produced and written by Judy Oetinger, of Prospect, KY. Both Saddlebreds, Harry Callahahn and Forty Something, trained and shown by Chrissa are featured. Harry Callahan was trained and shown successfully to Grand Prix and Forty Something now to Prix St Georges! Both Saddlebreds, to date, are the highest scoring saddlebreds competing at the FEI levles of dressage! Photograph taken by Todd Buchanan, a professional equine photographer of MN. Book will be binded and ready for WEG!
Chrissa will be teaching a 2-day clinic at Stonewood Farm, home of USDF Silver medalist, Karri McFadden, August 5-6th, Lebanon Ohio. For information on clinic costs or auditing please contact Karri at (513) 673-8688
Chrissa riding Traumulous, a 9 year old Danish gelding with
Christoph Hess, July 24-25th, 2010, Lexington KY.
Special thanks to Team Engaged Clinics for sponsoring the clinic and
The Posners for hosting it at their lovely training facility!
Photographs taken by Shirley McQuillen
Congratulations to Geena Sturzebecher for earning her USDF Silver medal this past March in Florida, just before she turned 18 in April. She is now officially a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist!
Michelle Gibson clinic scheduled for June 19-20th, 2010.
$250.00 per ride and $20.00 for auditing. Please email if interested as slots
are filling fast!
Geena Sturzebecher is invited to be a featured writer on //www.barnbynotes.com An online open notebook website, where you can read notes of her daily training!
Geena Sturzebecher and Korrado in the victory gallop
at WEF-CDI *** Wellington, Florida.
Geena won all three of the young rider classes!
Please enjoy watching the video below of her team test and join team CFH, as we cheer her on, towards the
Young Rider Championships!
Another Saddlebred to land in the USDF Connection! Forty Something owned by Jody Swimmer, and trained by Chrissa Hoffmann is featured in the February issue of the The Connection- the United States Dressage Federations, official publication. The article is recognizing another saddlebred reching the FEI levels of dressage succussfully!
Congratulations to Peggy Randolph on the purchase of her new
horse, Traumulous, a 9 yr old Danish gelding, recently imported from
Denmark. "Traum" has outstanding gaits, with incredible loft and suspension, along with a super temperament and rideability!
Chrissa and both of her FEI saddlebreds, Harry Callahan, and Forty Something that she trained are featured in two differend magazines! Equine Journal and Saddle and Bridle!
Congratulations to Jody Swimmer and her two horses,
New York City Slicker (pictured below) and Forty Something!
New York City Slicker, her 4 yr old gelding, finished
USDF All Breeds Champion for the
4 yr old Materiale division with a 67.1%!!
Forty Something is being recognized for his outstanding achievements at the FEI level. He did his first PSG this past fall with Chrissa, receiving a 62.6%, not bad for his first season! He is the second purebred saddlebred that Chrissa has trained to the FEI.
Chrissa is teaching a clinic at the home of USDF Silver medalsit, Karri McFadden, in Lebanon, Ohio, November 17-18th. For more information, please view Karri's website below.
The Steffen Peters clinic, November 7-8th, was a HUGE success! We enjoyed watching 6 beautiful horses and riders in warm 75 degree temps in November! From L to R- Geena Sturzebecher, Chrissa Hoffmann, Lauren Ball-Tisdale, Karri McFadden (mounted) Becky Knollmann, Tami Crawford and Steffen Peters.
(Chrissa riding Janet Sweet's "Dante" in the clinic)
Another Saddlebred makes it to the FEI ring!
9 yr old American Saddlebred, Forty Something, owned by Jody Swimmer, and ridden by Chrissa Hoffmann, competed in his first Prix St Georges test at the Fall Meadow Lake Dressage Classic, Oct 20-21,2009. Chrissa and Forty Something, received an impressive, 60.4% and a 62.6% putting them in 2nd place both days. This is a HUGE accomplishement considering he was competing Third level, just this past Spring with his owner and skipped all of 4th level! Chrissa is proving, that with correct training, saddlebreds can make it to the FEI levels of dressage. Forty Something is now her second saddlebred that she has taken to the FEI. The legendary Harry Callahan, made it to the Grand Prix with honors, scoring up to 65.5%. Forty is well on his way in following his former stall mates success!
Upcoming! Michelle Gibson Clinic -
December 12-13, 2009. Reserve your spot now, as slots are filling up! $250.00 per ride. $35.00 auditing fee.
It's official! CFH Dressage is heading back down to Wellington, Florida this winter, to the same "Centerline Farm" in Little Ranches. We won't be needing these heavy blankets! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Update from the Robert Dover World Tour Symposium!
Chrissa and Ferrelli were invited along with 9 other riders to ride in front of Robert for two days. Motivating and challenging lessons helped Chrissa and Ferrelli ride to perfection...or close to it!
Special thanks to Robert Dover for all of his wonderful help and to Chris Federer and Becky Knollmann for hosting this wonderful event!
"What made the weekend even more special for me was that I was so impressed by the quality overall of the riders and horses. Each and every combination, from Ken Borden’s absolutely fantastic 5 year old stallion, Rashka, to Chrissa Hoffmann’s green Grand Prix horse, F. Ferrelli, thrilled me with their potential." -Robert Dover
Congratulations to Jody Swimmer for earning her USDF
Bronze Medal on her horse, Forty Something, at the Kentucky
Dressage Association Show, May 22-24th, 2009. The pair scored a 64.8% in Third level test 3 for her last score needed for
CFH Dressage is proudly hosting a clinic
with Olympic Bronze medalist
June 6-7th, 2009.
(Auditors are welcome at $25.00 per day, please email if attending)
The one and only, Harry Callahan has sold!
Congratulations to Fran Marino of Ocala, Florida!
Special thanks to FEI rider and trainer, Katherine Bateson- Chandler for orchestrating this wonderful new partnership! Fran plans to keep Harry in full-training with Katherine, spending his summers in New York, and his winters in Florida.
(A special thanks to Harry below)
"I speak for Linda and myself, as we are very sad to see Harry go, but in the same token, are so excited to watch him bring love and success to his new owner. We thank Harry, as he gave us seven years of joy, happiness and love. As his rider and trainer, I hope to be so lucky, to find another horse who gives so much heart and determination in everything he does. Thank you Harry for being a horse of a lifetime! You will always have a HUGE place in my heart. Give Fran all you've got, as you always do!"
Geena Sturzebecher and Harry Callahan show Prix St
Georges, receiving an impressive 60.57% at White Fences, Wellington Florida, March 21st. Geena is 16 years old, competing in her first PSG! We are so proud of Geena and Harry. She is now one score closer towards earning her USDF Silver Medal! To watch some of Geena's rides from this season please click on link below.
Chrissa and Ferrelli back in the ribbons again, but this time in the International ring at the WEF Dressage Classic CDI, World Cup Qualifier! The pair scored a 62.59% in the Grand Prix, putting them in 6th place! March 10, 2009, Wellington Florida. Not bad for their first season doing Grand Prix at the International level!
Chrissa and Ferrelli win the Grand Prix at the Gold Coast Opener, January 22-25th, 2008, with a score of 65.5%! In a competitive class of twenty horses, Chrissa was able to capture the win with only her third Grand Prix on Ferrelli The class was sponsored by Succeed, who awarded a lovely wool cooler. To read an article on Dressage Daily, please click on link below.
Chrissa and Harry Callahan finish
6th in the Grand Prix at the Wellington
Dressage Classic, January 9-11th, 2009.
With a competitive class of 16 they managed
to place in the top 6 with a 62%!
It's official! CFH Dressage is headed south to Florida for three months! We will be based at Centerline Farm, in Wellington, Florida!
CFH Dressage hosts it's second annual JRD Saddle fitting clinic!
Chrissa and Harry Callahan are published in a German magazine!
he has now impressed the Europeans!
at CFH Dressage.
Chrissa and "Riviera" finished 5th in the nation in
The American Trakehner Futurity Finals!
They won over $1,000 in prize money!
Congratulations to Chris Gebel and her horse
"Riviera", for her outstanding performance which
landed the the four year old mare in the Official
Trakehner Stud Book! "Riviera" was highpoint
mare at the American Trakehner Association Annual
Convention, held in Sunbury Ohio,
November 4-6th, 2006.
She is now known as "Riviera*M*
CFH Dressage and Glenfield Farm welcomes Allyson Henning of Columbus Indiana. Allyson moved to Kentucky in May of this year. She is the new barn manager for CFH Dressage and assistant trainer to Chrissa. Ally lives on the farm and takes care of all the horses. She has many wonderful attributes, but her most impressive has been her ability to take several rescue Tb's from the race track and retrain them into hunters, jumpers, and even International level eventers! Ally's talent and passion is retraining Tb's but loves all breeds. She is a wonderful addition to our program and we feel very lucky to have her!!! (pictured below is Allyson and "Fiocci", her 10yr old Tb gelding).