Carolyn Del Grosso began a serious focus on dressage began in 1980 when the horse she was riding at the time proved not very athletic over fences. She trained and competed him to the Prix St Georges level. Shortly thereafter it became apparent that in order to move up in dressage she would need to have an imported horse as the ones being bred in the United States at the time were just beginning to improve.
With the import of Arklicht, a Hanoverian weanling, Carolyn began a journey that took her to the top levels of the sport. She was able to get her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals on him and competed through the Grand Prix level. They also did many demos over the years, sharing their love for dressage from the Cherry Blossom Parade to the Horse World Expo and beyond.
Carolyn has trained with Sally Swift, Kay Meredith, Ginna LaCroix, Walter Zettl, Linda Zang and Rebecca Langwost-Barlow. She loves taking clinics and continuing to learn!
Carolyn continues to teach students from all disciplines and levels with a couple that have made it to the FEI level. She has a laid back approach to progressing up the levels or just getting the student where they want to go.