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David Linn

Training Influences

Maria Fox Ralph Hill
David Diwispelaere Col. Axel Steiner
Magnus Hamilton Hokan Thorn
Jim Graham Neil Ishoy
Alexa Schulten-Baumer Henke Van Bergen
Ulrich Schmitz Michael Plumb

Operate a training/teaching/breeding facility in Northern Virginia. Continue with out sport horse breeding program. Continue riding instruction with clinicians such as Gerhard Politz and Nicole Uphoff. Start and exhibit numerous young horses at dressage and breed shows.

Operate a training/boarding/breeding facility in Northern Virginia. Trained and exhibited one of our four-year-olds at Dressage at Devon where he was pinned Champion in the Materiale class with a score of 75.9%. Participated in USDF-VADA-NOVA clinic with Gerhard Polotz.

Rehabilitate broken leg.

Started, trained, and sold Dutch Warmbloods at Iron Spring Farm. In 2000 trained and exhibited Nordic, a five year-old Stallion by Roemer. Presented Nordic at dressage at Devon where he was Reserve Champion in the Stallion, Mature Horse, and Grand Champion classes. Qualified for BLM & ABIC championships. Rode stallions Akatschi and Coeur de Lion.

Operated a  training/teaching/boarding facility in North Carolina

Apprenticeship with Hokan Thorn responsible for all aspects of care for up to 24 horses in training. Interface with vets, farriers, and owners. Rode up to eight horses per day, green through Grand Prix. Traveled extensively to horse shows.

Trained and competed six year-old Holsteiner, Raphael. Earned PVDA High Score Award, 79.6%.

Apprenticeship with Manfred Lewis. Responsible for all aspects of care for up to 12 horses in training. Started many young horses.

Galloped thoroughbreds at Canterbury Downs race track, evented extensively, managed and trained horses at my own and others' facilities; began breeding Warmblood horses.


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