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Dressage News from Still Waters Dressage

There's lots going on at Still Waters, and Kim Schisler is busy training, teaching, and constantly striving to achieve her goals as an International Grand Prix competitor. But goals are achieved one success at a time. See below for the latest news and achievements from the whole team...

June 2009

Duvallier & Kim Schisler Qualify for 2009 Brentina Cup


Duvallier and Kim Schisler receive an invitation to compete at the 2009 Collecting Gaits Farm/ United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Dressage Festival of Champions for the Brentina Cup division held in Gladstone, NJ. The top twelve horse and rider combinations in the Nation are invited to compete for the Brentina Cup, which is a Grand Prix competition for riders ages 20-28. After four qualifying competitions this year, Kim is delighted that "Duvi" and she have been invited to compete at Gladstone, a venue with so much history for the United States Equestrian riders and team members.

Photo credit: Brad Thatcher


June 2009

Thank you, Brad Thatcher!


Still Waters Dressage and Kim Schisler would like to say "THANK YOU" to Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA.  Brad has once again created a beautiful advertisement for Kim. The advertisement will be in local equestrian magazines as a way to announce Kim's return to Alpharetta, GA after five months of intensive training with Lars Petersen in Wellington, Florida.


May 2009

Canterbury- Brentina Cup Qualifier



Kim Schisler and Caroline Roffmann traveled from Wellington, FL to Gainesville, FL with five horses for the Canterbury Dressage Show. Kim and Duvi went to compete in their third Brentina Cup Qualifier, and Caroline was competing in the Young Rider and Young Horse classes. With some great scores, Caroline headed back to South Florida and Kim headed North toward her next qualifier in Georgia. Thank you to Lars Petersen for coming up to coach Kim and Caroline in Gainesville!

Pictured: Duvallier & Kim at the Palm Beach Derby show grounds

Photo credit: Mary Phelps


March 2009

Equestrian Estates- Brentina Cup Qualifier


Equestrian Estates (Loxahatchee, Florida)- Duvallier and Kim make it down centerline in their first Brentina Cup Qualifier. The 2009 Brentina Cup is a National Championship for riders ages 20-28 at the Grand Prix level(Olympic level). The top twelve horse/rider combinations in the Nation will be invited to compete at the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ. 

Duvallier and Kim are very blessed to be cantering down centerline.  Duvi had a terrible accident during transport from California to Florida, but with the top care from Palm Beach based vet, Dr. Shana Chase, Duvi is back in action!

Photo Credit: Mary Phelps


February 2009

Still Waters Dressage Welcomes Duvallier


Jeff & Shereen Fuqua of Collecting Gaits Farm in Alpharetta, GA have generously come to an agreement with Kim Schisler of Still Waters Dressage in which Duvallier's ownership will be transferred over to Kim. Duvallier (pictured) was sent to Steffan Peters in California to be sold. Kim had the incredible opportunity to go to California and ride "Duvi" with Steffan a few times before coming to an agreement with the Fuqua's.

We at Still Waters are all looking forward to Duvi joining our family, and we will forever be grateful to Jeff and Shereen Fuqua for envisioning this partnership and making this all possible. Stay tuned as Kim and Duvi work toward the goal of qualifying for the 2009 Brentina Cup!


January 2009

Horses leave Hoofprints on our Hearts



Our deepest condolences to Melissa Taylor on the loss of her 9 year old Danish Gelding, Dacardo. The partnership that Melissa shared with 'D' was an inspiration to all that surrounded them. Everyone that has had such a bond with a horse knows that horses come into our lives and "leave hoofprints on our hearts" and your life is forever changed.

With heartfelt symphathy, SWD


December 2008

Great Start to "The Season"



Dressage at Holiday & Horses a huge Succes!!


Lars Petersen and Succes win the Saturday Night Grand Prix Freestyle and the Grand Prix at the first show of the Winter Equestrian Festival's 2008/2009 season!


November 2008

Kim joins the team at Legacy Farms


Kim has officially arrived in Wellington, Florida for the 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival. She will be based at Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor’s Legacy Farms( Kim will be working and training with the Legacy team, and she will be keeping Lisette Milner’s lovely stallions in work. Lisette plans to make frequent trips to Florida to compete her Grand Prix stallion, Lorenzo’s Fire.


November 2008

Claudius stays with Bigtime Eventing



Kim heads South to Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival and has made the decision to leave Claudius (pictured), owned by Still Waters Dressage, in work with Lauren Weil of Bigtime Eventing during the winter months. With only 2 stalls in Florida and 3 horses to take, Kim had to decide how to manage. She is thrilled that Claudius will remain in work, and Lauren will have the opportunity to compete him in order to achieve the scores for her USDF Bronze Medal!


October 2008

Conrad Schmacher at Applewood Farm

World renown dressage trainer, Conrad Schmacher, visited Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA for a two-day clinic. For the third time this year, Kim Schisler was fortunate enough to participate in a Conrad Schmacher clinic! Under Mr. Schmacher's talented eye, Kim had the unique opportunity to ride an extremely talented young stallion, Las Vegas. "Vegas" is a young Danish breeding stallion owned by International Grand Prix rider and trainer, Lisette Milner. As always through Mr. Schumacher's systematic training program, this pair improved leaps and bounds! A special thanks to the title sponsors of this clinic: Applewood Farm and DHF Dressage.
Photo: Kim Schisler riding Las Vegas

October 2008

Lauren Weil Annouces Bigtime Eventing Website


Check out Lauren Weil's new website: 

Now accepting horses and students in training! Bigtime Eventing focuses mainly on the adult amateur eventing competitor and the serious junior/young rider, but Bigtime Eventing believes that every rider can benefit from solid classical dressage training. 


September 2008

Thank you, Brad Thatcher!


We at Still Waters Dressage, LLC want to say THANK YOU to Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm for helping create an advertisement for Still Waters. The ad will be placed in the Conrad Schumacher Clinic Program. Mr. Schumacher will be at Applewood teaching on October 8th and 9th. The title sponsors of the clinic are Applewood Farm and DHF Dressage. Still Waters Dressage will be sponsoring lunch for the riders and auditors on the second day of the clinic. We are all looking forward to Conrad Schumacher being at Applewood!


August 2008

Welcome Las Vegas and Lorenzo's Fire


A new addition at Applewood Farm in Alpharetta, GA is International Grand Prix rider Lisette Milner and her stallions, Las Vegas (pictured) and Lorenzo's Fire. Lorenzo's Fire and Lisette have been quite successful in the International Grand Prix arena. A fabulous combination that will in turn be a huge asset to the Applewood family. Las Vegas is an up-and-coming 6 year old Danish breeding stallion. Although he is still green, he shows promise to be a future International competitor. Kim Schisler is riding both stallions while Lisette is getting moved into her new home. Kim is looking forward to the opportunity to compete Las Vegas next year. Welcome Lisette and her talented boys!


August 2008

Courtney's Olympic Debut


Courtney King Dye and Harmony's Mythilus represented the USA with grace and dignity in their Olympic Debut in Hong Kong. They finished top 25 in the Grand Prix, which allowed them to advance to the Grand Prix Special. Another brillant performance in the Grand Prix Special gave Courtney and Myth a top 15 finish so they advanced to the Grand Prix Kur Finals. Courtney and "Myth" present an overall incredible picture of harmony between horse and rider. America is lucky to have such a talented horse and rider combination. Congratulations Courtney!


June 2008

Courtney King Dye secures a spot on the USA Olympic Team



The USEF Selection Trails held in San Juan Capistrano, California proved that Courtney King Dye riding Harmony's Mythilus is one of America's top combinations. A top three placing secured Courtney and "Myth" a spot on the 2008 USA Olympic Dressage team. Courtney will join Olympic veterans Steffan Peters and Debbie McDonald for the team. Courtney is also an alternate for the team with Idocus. Great Job Courtney and Good Luck in Hong Kong!


May 2008

FEI High-Point Award




Congratulations to Suzanne Dansby Phelps and Cooper for winning the Open Grand Prix at Poplar Place Spring Dressage Show. Their impressive performance not only won the Grand Prix, but it also gave them the high-score award for the FEI divisions. Welcome back "Super Cooper"!


April 2008

Conrad Schumacher Clinic in Tryon, NC



Kim Schisler and Suzanne Dansby Phelps hauled Claudius, Cooper, and Rower B to Tryon, North Carolina to ride in the Conrad Schumacher Clinic. Both Kim and Suzanne were thrilled with their rides and feel that training with Conrad is so beneficial to their overall riding. Thank you to Jennifer Baumert of Cloverlea Dressage for organizing the clinic and for the invitation to be a part of it!


April 2008

Suzanne Dansby Phelps


After a wonderful 2008 Florida season, Kim Schisler has returned to Georgia. She will be based at Applewood Farm ( in Alpharetta. Kim will be taking horses and students in for training.  She will add a new element to her education in working with Suzanne Dansby Phelps ( Suzanne has trained in dressage for over 20 years with some top Olympians including Jane Savoie, Robert Dover and Sue Blinks.   Currently Suzanne trains with world renowned master,  Conrad Schumacher. As a well  accomplished international Grand Prix competitor, Suzanne has been long or short listed for the USET dressage team for the past seven years. In 2006, she was a US team alternate in Germany for the World Equestrian Games. In 2007 Suzanne finished in the top 6 at the USEF National Championships at Gladstone for the 3rd consecutive year. Suzanne is ranked among the top 10 US riders in the FEI World Rankings for the Dressage. Kim is looking forward to the opportunity to work with Suzanne!

Photo:  Suzanne Dansby Phelps competing Cooper


April 2008

Sabia Dos Pinhais SOLD!


Congratulations to Marla Haddon and Bob Washington on the purchase of Kathy Norton's Lusitano gelding, Sabia Dos Pinhais. Sabia joined Still Waters Dressage in Florida at the end of January. In two short months, there was a list of people lined up to buy Sabia! Kim Schisler competed Sabia with much success. It was a pleasure to have had Sabia join Still Waters Dressage for a short time. Best of luck to Marla and Sabia!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Sabia Dos Pinhais at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby


April 2008

Woodbine Pony Club



Kim Schisler spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon teaching members of Woodbine Pony Club. A few of the members were preparing for the USPC Dressage Rally, which is held at the end of April. Each rider was sent home with a couple of tips that they can work on to improve the communication between horse and rider. Kim is a graduate A from Woodbine PC. She enjoys giving back to the club that she grew up in!

Pictured: Kim teaching some of the members of Woodbine Pony Club


April 2008

Equestrian Estates at White Fences


Claudius and Kim Schisler finish the Florida season with two solid Prix St. George tests at Equestrian Estates (White Fences). After missing out on two weeks of training in March due to Claudius being ill, Kim was unsure whether she would get to compete at Equestrian Estates. It was a last minute decision to compete, and Claudius rose to the challenge. With scores over 62% and a sixth place finish, Kim is pleased with Claudius' preformance in only his second competition at Prix St. George. Since changing Claudius' grain to Purina Ultium, Kim has noticed a tremendous improvement in Claudius' energy and attitude. A special thanks to Carlos Muniz of Purina Mills for his help with Claudius' nutritional needs!


April 2008

Thank you from all of us at Still Waters Dressage, LLC!


As the Florida season draws near to the end, we at Still Waters Dressage LLC would like to send a special thank you to all the people that made this winter season a success! Without the expertise of other professionals and support from friends and family, it would not be possible to spend three months training and competing in Florida.  A special thanks to:

Jules Anderson of Teamwork Dressage

Libby Anderson of Jilba Dressage

Courtney King Dye

Sharon Taylor of Equine Manual Therapy

Dr. Kent Allen & Dr. Kurt Selberg of Virginia Equine Imaging

Dr. Ken Larson of Performance Horse Veterinary Services

Palm Beach Equine

Scott Brouse, Farrier

Gerald Hoefer, Farrier

Carlos Muniz, Purina Nutrition Specialist

Mike and Teresa Schisler

Linda Kovalick & Dominique Miller

Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farm

Robin Walenius

Kathy Norton of Panther Brook Farm



April 2008

We will miss Jules Anderson!


Jules Anderson is gifted with the ability to take difficult or what some people might consider "average" horses and show them what they are capable of achieving. She has taken many horses that most people would have given up on and made them into Grand Prix competitors. Jules has a gift not only with horses, but also with people. She has a unique ability to instill confidence in her students riding. Kim Schisler feels blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Jules. Kim knows that without Jules help she would not be where she is today. When Kim first came to Jules at the end of August 2007, Jules guided and supported her in some difficult decisions that she had to make regarding a horse that she owned, which she was unable to ship home from Germany. Jules helped Kim get the most out of a new partnership with Claudius, and she helped Kim and Sarastro move up to Prix St. George and Intermediare 1. Kim feels that the expression "she'd give you the shirt off her back" describes Jules best! Jules is a selfless individual that is constantly striving to help other people. We will all miss Jules, but we wish her the best of luck as she moves to Virginia where she will join her mother's Jilba Dressage with her own Teamwork Dressage.

Photo: Jules Anderson keeping a watchful eye on Kim during a competition in the fall of 2007.


March 2008

Courtney King representing the US in the FEI World Cup


Congratulations to Courtney King and Idocus on being chosen to represent the United States for the second year in a row at the FEI World Cup! Unfortunately, Kim and Jules will be losing their coach a couple weeks earlier than expected as Courtney will be leaving for the competition in Holland, but no one could be happier for Courtney. Wishing her the best of luck!

Courtney King of New Milford, CT, with Idocus, an 18-year-old KWPN stallion owned by Christine McCarthy, entered the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W ranked #1 in the FEI World Cup Standings for the North American League. After scoring 72.55% in the Grand Prix Freestyle, King and Idocus finished the competition maintaining their #1 rank in the league and will be one of two combinations to represent the United States at the FEI World Cup Final.


March 2008

Palm Beach Dressage Derby



Claudius proved that he was ready for his Prix St. George debut at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby. He scored over 62% for a sixth place finish behind the likes of Olympian Lisa Wilcox and Courtney King! Kim Schisler will continue to compete Claudius in the Prix St. George while aiming for Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle later this Spring to round out the small tour. Kathy Norton's Lusitano, Sabia Dos Pinhais, scored over 65% at third level. Sabia brought home a 2nd place and 6th place from the competitive third level divisions!


Photo:  Kim Schisler riding Claudius


March 2008

Zada Cup CDI


Jules Anderson competed in the CDI -ZADA show at Wellington where she showed Brendan Braveheart in the small tour and Nairobi in the GP tour. Jules also rode Danielle Perry’s KWPN gelding, Eventon H, in two Grand Prix events.The show came to a sudden halt with a tropical downpour, which flooded the stables and the arenas. The GP and Intermediare 1 Freestyles were cancelled for Saturday night and hastily run early Sunday morning in very wet conditions. Brendon Braveheart posted good results in the Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 1 Freestyle. He placed fourth in a large field with a 65%.  Narobi placed 8th in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a 62%! Everton H placed first in an open class of Grand Prix with a 66%. Congratulations to Jules on a great weekend!

Photo: Jules Anderson riding Brendan Braveheart


February 2008

Conrad Schumacher Clinic


A highlight of the 2008 Florida season for Kim was riding in a Conrad Schumacher clinic organized by Jennifer Baumert.  Mr. Schumacher trained young riders for USET from 1991-95, and, since 1997, he has trained European Championship, World Championship, and Olympic riders including Ellen Bontje and Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger. At the 1996 Olympics, he coached Sven and Gonnelien to their silver medal team finish for the Netherlands, and Sven to his individual bronze medal. From 1979 to 1989 he trained the European Young Rider Championship first-place team and individual medal winners. He was the official trainer of the British team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games. In all, Schumacher's students have won over 40 international medals! He was the USDF Advanced Young Rider/ Junior Rider clinician for over 10 years and has multiple times led the USDF Trainers Conference.


February 2008

Bigtime Graffiti and Lauren Weil Continue Their Winning Streak!


Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti win their first Recognized event at Beginner Novice at Poplar Place farm in January. They had to compete in a mild blizzard, but still finished on their dressage score of 29.00. They kept their title in Febuary at Pine Top farm where they finished dressage in first place with a 31.00. Unfortunately, they had a rail down in stadium, but so did most of their competitors, which allowed them to bring home the win after a perfect cross country round! Lauren and Graffiti have already qualified for the AEC's in Chicago and the area championships! Look for this talented pair competing at Tryon in March. We all look forward to watching this pair continue in their winning ways as they move up the levels. Currently, their sights are set for competing in their first Novice horse trials at Chattahochee Hills in April. Good Luck Lauren and Graffiti!

Photo: Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti


UPDATE!!! Lauren is currently ranked #1 in the USEA rankings for Beginner Novice Rider, and Graffitti is currently ranked #1 in the USEA rankings for Beginner Novice Horse. What an accomplishment for this pair!!!


February 2008

Multiple WINS at the Wellington Spring Classic


Claudius and Kim Schisler bring home the blue in the 4th level test 2 with a high score of 69.5% (1st place). They are looking forward to their Prix St. George debut at the end of the month during the Palm Beach Derby. Vivaldi V and Jules Anderson continue their winning ways scoring over 70% at 3rd level, and Brendan Braveheart with Jules aboard put in an impressive test at Intermediare 1 with a score of 69% for a third place finish. We were all lucky to have Brad Thatcher of Applewood Farms in town for the Classic. Enjoy his wonderful photographs at A special thanks to Sharon Taylor for her help over the weekend!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Claudius


January 2008

Sabia Dos Pinhais


Sabia Dos Pinhais, owned by Kathy Norton of Panther Brook Farm, has arrived in Florida to join Still Waters Dressage for the winter season. This magnificant 9 year old Lusitano gelding is offered for sale. Please check our sales page for more information on Sabia or contact Kim Schisler to schedule a time to see him!

Photo: Sabia & Kathy Norton


January 2008

Vivalidi WINS FEI 6 yr. old, Claudius WINS 4th level test 3, Idocus WINS FEI Grand Prix Freestyle


The Gold Coast Opener held at the Jim Brandon center in West Palm Beach proved to be a successful competition for everyone! Jules Anderson riding Vivalidi V won the FEI 6 year old class with a 7.78! Kim Schisler riding Claudius won the Fourth level test 3 against a competitive field! Courtney King won the CDI Grand Prix Freestyle on her World Cup partner, Idocus! Congratulations to all horses and riders!!!

Photo: Jules Anderson & Vivalidi V


December 2007

Kim heads to Florida for the Winter months!


Still Waters Dressage, LLC is excited to annouce that Kim will be heading to Palm Beach, Florida to train and compete this winter in the Winter Equestrian Festival, which is based at the Palm Beach Polo and Equestrian Center. Kim will continue her training with Austrialian FEI competitior Jules Anderson, and she will also be in full training with International FEI trainer and 2007 World Cup competitor, Courtney King!

We all wish Kim the best of luck this season, and we look forward to regular updates from Florida on her training and competing over the next few months.

Photo: Courtney King and Idocus


December 2007

Malachi SOLD!


Malachi, bred and raised by Still Waters Dressage, has sold! Congratulations to Kelly Sisaro on the purchase of Malachi. We all know that it is only a matter of time before Kelly and 'Chi' are winning in the hunter ring! We look forward to hearing regular updates on his progress and results as a hunter.


November 2007

Sarastro SOLD!


Congratulations to Debra Brookhauser on the purchase of Sarastro. We at Still Waters Dressage would like to wish Debra and Sarastro the best of luck!!!

Photo: Kim Schisler and Sarastro

Update:  Sarastro's new owner, Debra Brookhauser, has changed his name to Sebastian. At Dressage Concours in Venice, FL in February 2008, Deborah and Sebastian made their Fourth Level Debut with scores of 62% and 64%! Great job Deborah!  Their coach, Amber Clark, also competed Sebastian in Fourth Level Test 3 for a score of 64.634%.


November 2007

Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti are UNBEATABLE!


Still Waters Dressage client, Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti, are unbeatable at introductory level and training level. This fall they have won every dressage test that they have entered with scores from 70% to 73.5%. In addition to these wins, they have won the overall competition 'high point award' at four of these competitions. Lauren and Graffiti make an incredible team, and everyone at Still Waters Dressage is happy to be a part of their success. Congratulations to Lauren and Graffiti!


November 2007

Galoubet and Icy head South!


Galoubet and Icy, owned by Cindy Morcott, head to Wellington, Florida for the season. It has been a pleasure to have the Morcott horses in training at Still Waters Dressage over the summer months while Cindy was away in Europe. Good luck to both Galoubet and Icy in Florida this winter!

Photo: Kim Schisler riding Galoubet


October 2007

Advanced Dressage Trainers' Symposium


Kim rides N.Clever and Sarastro as a demonstration rider with George Williams in the Advanced Dressage Trainers' Symposium in Watkinsville, Georgia. George is a well-respected International FEI competitor. When not on horseback, Williams is active as the Vice-President of USDF, Co-Vice Chair of the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee, a member of the USA Equestrian Board of Directors and is the Vice Chair of the USET Dressage Committee.

Photo: Kim Schisler riding N. Clever with George Williams


October 2007

Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti place 2nd at their first Beginner Novice!


Still Waters Dressage client, Lauren Weil & Bigtime Graffiti, place a remarkable 2nd place against tough competition in their first Beginner Novice. With a solid score of 29 and a clear jump round, Lauren and Graffiti are a team to keep an eye on in the future!

Photo: Lauren Weil and Bigtime Graffiti


October 2007

Regional Championships and Open Show, Ocala FL


N. Clever scores a 71.8% (1st place) at 3rd level from judge and Olympic rider Carol Lavel! Sarastro scores a 63.75 % (4th place) at Prix St. George. Unfortunately, N.Clever and Kim had to warm-up and compete in the downpour for their Championship test!

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever


September 2007

Sarastro Takes 3rd at Intermediare 1 Debut!



Sarastro, owned by Marla Haddon, scores 63.5 % (2nd place) at Prix St. George and 61% (3rd place) in his debut at Intermediare 1. Quite a feat against a competitive field!

Photo: Kim Schisler and Sarastro


September 2007

Great Move!


Kim Schisler has relocated to Alpharetta, GA and is looking forward to even more opportunties for riding, training, and teaching! Kim will be assisting Austrialian International FEI competitior Jules Anderson. To learn more on Jules check out:

Photo: Jules Anderson riding Goodwood in the Grand Prix Kur at Dressage at Devon


September 2007

Kim Schisler and N. Clever Qualify for Regional Championships!


N. Clever scores over 64% (1st place) in his first 4th level test with Kim at the Good Horseman Dressage Show in Conyers. He also received another qualifying score at 3rd level so he is now qualified to compete at the Regional Championships in Ocala in October.

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever


August 2007

N. Clever Announces His Arrival


N. Clever, the newest addition to Still Waters Dressage LLC, scores a 69.5% (1st place) from "O" Olympic level judge, Linda Zang, at the Poplar Place Dressage Show.

Photo: Kim Schisler and N. Clever


June 2007

Welcome to Still Waters Dressage

Still Waters Dressage, LLC is officially up and running!

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