Brett Ingram is a certified German riding instructor with a Trainer FEI passport, specializing in dressage, show jumping and eventing. In Germany, Brett spent several years training and riding Grand Prix dressage horses and show jumpers. His education includes time at Verden Riding School and Westphalian Riding School in Germany. Immediately after returning to the US, Brett worked with Olympic eventer Torrance Watkins in Middleburg, VA.
Brett regularly clinics with FEI dressage instructor/competitor Jennifer Baumert and Olympian Jeremy Beale to continue his education and hone his riding skills. He supplements his training by developing his horses with long-lining and in-hand programs.
He teaches riders at all levels in dressage and eventing, and regularly coaches at horse shows, clinics and pony club events. Brett is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and is able to work with other equine specialists to maximize the full potential of each horse.
As a native South Carolinian, Brett is dedicated to helping area riders achieve their goals. Brett, his wife Missy, and their future equestrian daughters Ellie and Emma, enjoy spending time with their own four-legged animals, hiking and spending time at the beach - when they aren't at the barn or at a horse show.
USDF Bronze Medal (2019)
Trainer FEI Passport**-Level 3 (2011)
Trainer FEI Passport-Level 2 (2009)
Trainer FEI Passport-Level 1 (2008)
Trainer A (2011)
Trainer B (2009)
Trainer C (2008)
FN* Silver with Honors (2009)/FN Silver (2008)
FN Large Bronze (2007)/FN Bronze (2006)
*FN is earned through education and testing by the German Equestrian Federation and is recognized globally.
**FEI (Federation Equestrian Internationale) certification assesses the instructor's ability to demonstrate the correct development of horse and rider through all the levels. For dressage, he must demonstrate deep insight into the progression of dressage training to the Grand Prix Level and be able to effectively impart this knowledge to students, helping them achieve correct training of the horse to this level.