At SRD, our team is our number one priority. Here are a few of our past and present clients that had success under Silke.
Jeanne Van Nuys Hitt: has been training with Silke for over 15 years. During this time she earned her USDF Bronze and Silver and Gold Medals. She is a very successful competitor and has competed through Grand Prix with one of her current mounts Donnerhit. Jeanne has also had continued success on her partner, Sirtaki. Sirtaki is a 1999 Oldenburg by Sion that Silke found in Germany for Jeanne. Jeannne and Sirtaki currently hold the title for the 2014 US Dressage Finals Intermediare I Freestyle Champions This pair placed third in the first ever US Dressage Finals Intermediate I Championship AA 2013 US Dressage Final. They won the ESDCTA Adult Amateur Championship at Prix St.Georges in 2008 as well as the GAIG/USDF Region 1 Adult Amateur Prix St.Georges Championship. In 2009 they not only showed PSG and I-1 in Florida and New Jersey with many placings and wins with scores up to 69.5%, but they qualified for Regionals as well as Devon. In Jeanne’s spare time she is an admired and successful veterinarian and shares her home with her very supportive husband as well as some retired horses, cats and dogs that she has collected over the years.
Mindy Elgart: is another one of Silke's Gold Medal Adult Amateurs. Mindy is also a long-time client of Silke having met in the late 80’s when she was still riding hunt seat on a crazy Thoroughbred. Mindy currently owns and competes her horse Gladiator, affectionately known in the barn as “Maxipants” at the Grand Prix level. She and Max competed in the first ever 2013 US Dressage Finals Grand Prix AA Championship and placed 4th.Under Silke’s tutelage this pair placed third in 2013 GAIG Region 8's Grand Prix AA Championship. They also won the 2009 GAIG Region 8's Intermediare -1 AA. Together they placed 6th in the 2007 BLM championships at Prix St.Georges and placed 6th in both the Prix St.Georges and Intermediate 1 AA GAIG/USDF Region 1 Championships in 2008. “Max” and Mindy also won the Sho Clothes AA Challenge at The Wellington Classic in 2008. Mindy is an “L” graduate who actively judges schooling shows for the past 7 years.
Ana DiGironimo: has trained under Silke Rembacz watchful eye since 2006, transforming her from a Jr/Yr to a newly declared professional. Silke took Ana and her late partner Cadanz to many successes from 4th level to Intermediare I. Together they have claimed top awards at such shows as: Dressage at Devon, Wellington Classic, Palm Beach Derby, Festival of Champions, NAYRC 2006 & 2007, & GAIG/BLM Championships. Currently, Silke is preparing Ana and her young horse Sinatra's Spitfire for the Markel Young Horse Championships. Ana will be working together with the Silke Rembacz Dressage Team this summer to prepare herself and "Spiff" for the championships. When not riding or training, Ana is pursuing completion of her Master's Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Pathology. She currently provides services through GCSSSD, but would like to ultimately own her own private practice
Nikki Nobles: I began working for Silke four years ago and in that time have made tremendous progress in my riding. With Silke's help I earned the scores necessary to finish my bronze medal, obtain my silver and begin my gold. As a member of the SRD Team I feel that not only does Silke instructs her clients in the ring, but gives them the mental preparation as well for when she is not able to be in front of you. Silke has been a valuable instructor to me in that she can adjust to each horse I have ridden in front of her whether a three year old or seasoned grand prix competitor.
Jen Benoit: Competing on Freulich is competing and winning at Grand Prix.Thanks Silke for your long-term support and coaching of me on my Grand Prix horse Fruhlich to achieve a USDF Gold Medal and most recently helping me develop a client's young horse Exodus to Young Horse Championships and USDF Materiale Horse of the Year! You are kind and generous to your clients and horses with integrity that is second to none in the industry."
Patty Wagner: Competing on Leejon, an Adult Amateur rider who has successfully competed through PSG and has been the winner of several USDF Regional Championships.
Jennifer Roth: is a successful trainer based in Ohio who trains regularly with Silke during monthly clinics. She has had multiple wins through PSG and I-1. Jennifer is a firm believer in continuing education for both herself and her clients.
Antonella Bath: I have been riding with Silke since 2008. In that time, Silke has helped me achieve more than I could have ever imagined I would accomplish. Most significantly, she helped me gain much of the confidence and knowledge I needed to ride two different horses into the FEI levels --a new experience for me and both of those horses. As I work towards moving up the FEI levels, Silke continues to inform my training and learning through her vast experience and knowledge at those levels. Silke has been an amazing source of encouragement through the years, and has really helped me to believe and trust in myself. THANK YOU Silke!!!
Emilie Hall: I have been with Silke for about 6 yrs. In that time she has taught me so much and I have learned so much! I think the biggest thing that she really believes in me. That more then anything is amazing!
Chris Federer: From Cincinnati, OH works with Silke monthly and will be joining Silke in Wellington for the 2010 season. Chris' mount, Sam Gerida has been successful through out the levels taking the Reserve Champion 3rd Level title at the 2009 Region 2 Championships. They look forward to competing at 4th and PSG in 2010.
Rebecca Knollman: Is the owner and head trainer of Knollman Dressage located in Cincinnati, OH. Becky is able to work with Silke monthly and will be joining Silke in Wellington for the 2010 season. San Francisco RA, a 2003 Hanoverian Stallion by Sandro Hit X Rohdiamant. is one of the horses Becky co-owns and competes. They were the 2009 Region 2 Champion at First Level and Reserve Champion at Second Level. Becky also ownes Solaris Hit, Sandro Hit X Rubinstein Hanoverian Mare. Solaris has successfully competed in the FEI Young Horse Program and will compete in the 2010 Developing Horse Program.
Alice Tarjan: Competing on Feinest and Somer Hit is an Adult Amateur who has shown successfully through I-2. She has earned numerous high score awards in breed shows as well as performance shows with her promising young, approved stallion Somer.
Caroline Roffman: Competing on Bulgari V, Rigadon, Caballero V, Junker. Multiple Championships in FEI Jr. Rider on several horses.
Romy Tota: Competing Wincenzo, a horse Silke found for Romy in Germany, was the first horse from the US to be invited to compete in the Young Horse World Championships in Germany.
Lisa Dufresne: An Adult Amateur competing on Black George and Caballero V. Lisa has achieved many AA wins and placings at Dressage at Devon and in the Florida circuit and has placed and won at USDF Regional Championships.
Robert Soros: Competing on Oscar and Donnerstern. Adult Amateur rider competing through I-1 with numerous High Score AA awards An Adult Amateur competing on Oscar. Cathy has winnings and placings at numerous shows through I-1, placings at USDF Regional Championships, Dressage at Devon and in the Florida circuit. She was Region 1 4th level AA Championship and was placed 5th nationally as a USDF AA rider at I-1 in 2008
Barbara Wolfe: Barbara is another successful Amateur competitor who came to Silke when she was schooling / competing at 3rd level. During her time with Silke she trained up to Grand Prix with her horse Lucien earning her USDF Silver and Gold Medals as well as many placings and wins. Barbara also had much success on Windsor, at Fourth level, a lovely young horse that Silke found for her. Barbara's horses are retired, but her love for dressage is constant.
Sally Brecht: Thinking that the show ring was behind her, Sally Brecht’s goal was to rescue a horse. Off the track thoroughbred Danny, who was totally unaware that he just hit the equine equivalent of the lottery, came with issues. Sally came to Silke seeking a better relationship with her fractious but talented gelding. They would go on to win their classes (Training 3 and 4) in their first schooling show of 2010 and went on to be reserve champions for the show series. Their goal for 2011 is First level.