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Jodi Ely, FEI rider, specializes in Dressage and Eventing.  Her main goal is to help horses and riders of all levels and disciplines reach their top potential.  She realizes that everyone’s ambitions, abilities and budgets differ and aims to identify each rider’s goals and develop a system that helps them reach their personal best.  She is available as a clinician, instructor, trainer, coach and judge.


She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Minnesota in 1982 and has over 40 years of experience riding horses in many different disciplines.  As a youth she competed in eventing, dressage, vaulting, roman riding, drill team, and formation riding. 


Jodi operates out of Trista Farm LLC, in Minnetrista, Minnesota and Trista Farm South in Ocala, Florida in the winter months.  Jodi has worked with some of the most respected trainers in the business such as Axel Steiner, Heather Bender, Dorothy Crowell, Nick Wagman, Lilo Fore, Ralph Hill, Phyllis Dawson, Sara Geikie, Becky Holder, Jon Holling, Peter Gray, Marlene Schneider and Kathy Theissen.


Jodi's Accomplishments:


• USDF 'r' Dressage Judge, USEF Western Dressage Judge, Young and Future Event Horse Judge, Driving Judge.

• Has competed successfully through Grand Prix

• Earned USDF Bronze and Silver Medal Rider Award. Currently competing to attain her Gold medal.

• Completed the USDF and USEA's Instructor Certification Programs.


Involvement in the sport of Eventing and Dressage is of utmost importance.  Jodi has served two terms on the Board of Directors of Central States Dressage and Eventing Association.  Two years as Secretary for the organization and one year as President.  She is a recipient of the prestigious CSDEA Von Bluecher award and is actively involved in local and national sport organizations.