About Courtney Bolender


Courtney Bolender
Courtney Bolender Dressage

Have you ever seen someone who is so "with" their horse that it sort of reminds you of butter melting on toast?  Well, that's what we thought the first time we saw Courtney Bolender riding.  Courtney is an absolutely stunning rider who is so beautiful on a horse that it give us ultimate rider goals.  However it's her personality that we love the most - Courtney is always smiling, so kind, and very thoughtful. 

 

 

 

 

Courtney has been riding since well, forever, thanks to her father, who is a real horseman through and through.  A pony clubber, Courtney is well versed across all horse disciplines.  This shows in her training approach, as she considers cross-training, varying activity, trail rides and ground work to all be integral to every horses education.  She has hosted Henk van Bergen and Lars Petersen for many clinics.  Courtney also trains with Scott Hassler and has Ben Franklin and Rob Waine as clinic guests to her Bedford Hills, NY facility when they visit from the UK. 

Courtney Bolender Dressage
Courtney is local to The Simple Equine, so we get to visit every few months.  We so enjoy seeing the immense progress that her clients and horses in training are making.  An exercise that was a challenge or new six weeks ago, is now completed with grace and perfection.  It is a joy to watch. 

Courtney Bolender Simple Equine Sponsored Rider
Courtney is a Grand Prix trainer and rider.  She has represented the USA in the CDI Small Tour with a few wins.   Courtney has competed in many Regional Championships.  She has won many Year End Awards including Friesian Sport Horse of the Year, Champion at first and second level with her horse Steele.  In 2017, she was East Coast Riders Cup PSG Champion on Charles Schneider's Reel Adventure.  Courtney has the drive and desire to reach as far into national and international competitions as her horses and talent can take her. At home, she will continue to enjoy helping her horses and clients reach their ultimate dressage goals. 

Courtney Bolender Simple Equine Sponsored Rider
Would you like to train, ride or board with Courtney?  Open yourself to a world of opportunity, growth and expansion as you invite Courtney on board to help you realize your goals. Courtney is also available for clinics, here and abroad.  You can contact her at: courtney@courtneybolenderdressage.com
Courtney Bolender Simple Equine Sponsored Rider