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Dr. Gail Hoff is the Owner and Director of
Los Alamos Dressage Center

 

Dr. Gail Hoff, Owner and Director of Los Alamos Dressage Center, now operating out of Canada Larga Ranch in Ventura, California, is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, a USEF Senior "S" Dressage Judge, a Registered "R" Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge, an "R" Western Dressage Judge and an FEI Grand Prix level trainer, clinician, coach, and retired competitor.

Gail's unique ability to quickly detect and correct training/showing problems, helps you to move through your issues, and gain a better understanding of how best to work with the bio mechanics of your horse. Gail works with all levels of riders and horses, from beginner to Grand Prix. Her focus is on balance, harmony, and performance through systematic steps based on the classical training scale as applied to each individual horse and rider. This has allowed her to train several horses to Grand Prix and to develop several riders to earn their USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

 

Gail Hof & JD

 

Gail Hof & L.A. Baltic Finale

 

Gail developed a very effective system of training called Harmonic Dressage®, which is based on the classic Training Scale but incorporates a life time of experience as a successful dressage judge, breeder of dressage horses, trainer, competitor and coach.

As a former breeder of Swedish Warmblood (SWB) horses, Gail has bred some of the highest scoring SWB horses in North America including 3 licensed stallions as well as the highest scoring mare in North America. Her horses have proven themselves both in dressage as well as show jumping and have won numerous championships at the prestigious “Dressage At Devon” show as well as the International Jumper Futurity Championships. Raising and then training horses up through the levels has given Gail an unusually broad perspective and expansive experience.

In addition to her knowledge and experience in dressage, Gail has a strong scientific background, having earned a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, an M.S. in Zoology, and a Ph.D. in Immunology. She is listed in Who's Who, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who of Technology Today as well as American Men and Women of Science and the American Biographical Institute International Biographical Center for inventions and contributions to diagnostic medicine (such as the "Mono Test", a 2 minute blood test for Infectious Mononucleosis.) In 1982 Dr. Hoff retired as Director of Research and Development at a medical diagnostics company to pursue her interest in horses.

As director of Los Alamos Dressage Center, she is also recorded in the National Registry of Who's Who and she received two Proclamation citations from the New Jersey State Assembly and Governor Whitman for civic work done in conjunction with dressage performances and benefits she organized at Los Alamos Dressage Center when located in Freehold, NJ.

 

Contact Gail at: 805 212-6999 BalticSun@aol.com

 

 

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