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Christine Betz Dressage LLC is owned, operated, and founded by Christine Betz and her husband Jeff Betz.

Christine Betz, a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, and Gold Bar Recipient, all scores earned on self-trained horses. Christine holds a BS from the University of IPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Christine has 30 years of training experience, 20 of those in Maryland, in developing horses of all breeds and types into excellent competitors and valued companions.

Christine’s foundation lies in her horsemanship training originally in her home state of California. When her family moved to Indiana, Christine had the good fortune to train with Monte Mendenhall, an Arabian horse trainer whose classical dressage foundation was honed with the American Master, Chuck Grant.  It was with Monte’s influence that Christine built upon her Western riding knowledge with dressage and jumping skills. It was also with Monte’s encouragement and support that Christine began riding and teaching. Additional horsemanship skills were built studying at John Lyons Symposiums.

After graduating college in Indiana, Christine and Jeff moved to Maryland to work, train, and live in Maryland’s rich riding culture.  Her dressage training was further advanced over the years, studying and training with Marat Bakhramov, Janna Dyer, Heather Mason, Alfredo Hernandez, Kathrine Nelson, and Debbie MacDonald. Most recently, Christine has enjoyed the expert guidance of Bent Jenson and Christian Garweg.

For most, horses and the pursuit of dressage and good riding is a dream they long to make a reality. In Christine’s training, instruction and management all work together to help the rider/owner achieve their dream with their horse while respecting the horse and the integrity of its character. With 30 years of experience, multiple FEI horses and 4+ Grand Prix horses trained from green broke to Grand Prix, Christine can help you achieve your goals in riding. 

All breeds are welcome at Christine Betz Dressage @ Motters Station Stables and are trained to their full potential. Breed characteristics and strengths are used to build confidence and dexterity, mentally and physically in the horse. Cross-training with hill work, cavalettes, custom built European exerciser and turnout contribute to the horses steady development and contentment where every horse is treated like a Grand Prix horse. Breeds currently represented at CBD include; Arabians, Warmbloods (Hannovarian, Oldenburg, Holsteiner, Dutch) Friesians and Morgans.  Competition venues that are regularly participated in include USDF/USEF rated shows, CDI’s, Western dressage and AHA Arabian Shows. Yearly schedule include between 15-20 shows yearly, including championships like USEF/USDF Regional/Finals, Arabian Sport Horse Nationals and CBLM’s.  Not all riders at CBD are interest in competing and their riding goals are supported by the facility and the wonderful people here with enthusiasm.

Motter’s Station Stables is a beautiful 30+/- acer facility that boast a beautiful insulated indoor with updated footing and mirrors, 12 by 12 matted stalls with automatic waters, heated and cooled client tack rooms with bathroom and shower facilities,  oversized outdoor arena, hacking trails and lanes, semi-private and full turnout paddocks, and stallion stabling. 24 hour facility supervision and video servaliance is present.  All care is custom tailored to the horse’s specific needs. We feed Purina Feeds supplied by HC Summer of Jefferson Maryland.  Both Purina and HC Summer are supporters of Christine Betz. We offer orchard grass hay that we bale ourselves and alfalfa hay. Customized feeding plans are available. 

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Family

After graduating college in Indiana, Christine and Jeff moved to Maryland to work, train, and live in Maryland’s rich riding culture.  Her dressage training was further advanced over the years, studying and training with Marat Bakhramov, Janna Dyer, Heather Mason, Alfredo Hernandez, Kathrine Nelson, and Debbie MacDonald. Most recently, Christine has enjoyed the expert guidance of Bent Jenson and Christian Garweg.

About Christine

Christine Betz, a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, and Gold Bar Recipient, all scores earned on self-trained horses. Christine holds a BS from the University of IPFW, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Christine has 30 years of training experience, 20 of those in Maryland, in developing horses of all breeds and types into excellent competitors and valued companions.

Christine’s foundation lies in her horsemanship training, originally in her home state of California. When her family moved to Indiana, Christine had the good fortune to train with Monte Mendenhall, an Arabian horse trainer whose classical dressage foundation was honed with the American Master, Chuck Grant.  It was with Monte’s influence that Christine built upon her Western riding knowledge with dressage and jumping skills. It was also with Monte’s encouragement and support that Christine began riding and teaching. Additional horsemanship skills were built studying at John Lyons Symposiums.

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All Breeds are Welcome

All breeds are welcome at Christine Betz Dressage @ Motters Station Stables and are trained to their full potential. Breed characteristics and strengths are used to build confidence and dexterity, mentally and physically, in the horse. Cross-training with hill work, cavalettes, custom-built European exerciser, and turnout contribute to the horse's steady development and contentment where every horse is treated like a Grand Prix horse. Breeds currently represented at CBD include Arabians, Warmbloods (Hannovarian, Oldenburg, Holsteiner, Dutch), Friesians, and Morgans.  Competition venues that are regularly participated in include USDF/USEF rated shows, CDI’s, Western dressage and AHA Arabian Shows. The yearly schedule includes between 15-20 shows, including championships like USEF/USDF Regional/Finals, Arabian Sport Horse Nationals, and CBLM.  Not all riders at CBD are interested in competing, and their riding goals are supported by the facility and the wonderful people here with enthusiasm.

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Motter's Station Stables

Motter’s Station Stables is a beautiful 30+/- acre facility that boasts a beautiful insulated indoor with updated footing and mirrors, 12 by 12 matted stalls with automatic waters, heated and cooled client tack rooms with bathroom and shower facilities,  oversized outdoor arena, hacking trails, and lanes, semi-private and full turnout paddocks, and stallion stabling. 24-hour facility supervision and video surveillance are present.  All care is custom-tailored to the horse’s specific needs. We feed Purina Feeds supplied by HC Summer of Jefferson, Maryland.  Both Purina and HC Summer are supporters of Christine Betz. We offer orchard grass hay that we bale ourselves and alfalfa hay. Customized feeding plans are available. 

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