‘Create a life long partnership with your horse through Classical Dressage’ – M.Matthews
Hello, Welcome to Quarter Line Dressage!
I’m Marketa Matthews, I come from the Czech Republic, as an accomplished competition rider with an impressive show record in Europe and now the United States.
Before settling in the Greater St. Louis area, with my husband Charlie, I earned my United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze and Silver medals showing in Training Level through Prix St. George. My training philosophy and mission are inspired by world-class mentors who focus on harmony, like Walter Zettl. I strive to hone my skills for my horses and students to continually be a better horsewoman. I accomplish this mission, in part, by hosting world-class trainers and riders for 3-day clinics at the farm periodically throughout the year.
My programs are solely focused on classical principles and strong foundations while maintaining harmony for our mounts. I am known for my patience, skill, and knowledge especially with young stock. These skills assist both partners to quickly improve and remember “new” ways of going.
I have horses and riders competing in all levels of dressage, and I welcome new teams, beginners through advanced. To be in one of my riding programs, you must have your own horse. I have created a warm family community at QLD, and I hope you enjoy viewing the “around the farm” photos.
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