Erin Patricio has been a rider and trainer for the past twenty years in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and Northern California, USA. She began her riding with FEI rider Louisa Nicholls and then Grand Prix rider, trainer and competitor Christine Howes and Dietrich von Hopfgarten. After moving to California, Erin continued her riding working for Carolyn Adams and Michael Etherly both positions as Assistant Trainer. She is experienced in work with young horses, training, breaking and competing up and coming competitive Dressage mounts as well as the daily riding, training and teaching of horses up to Grand Prix. Erin's favorite work, she confesses, is with stallions of any level.
Erin believes that rider fitness is the most important component in a successful riding program. She encourages her students to cross train regularly to get the most out of their lessons, daily rides and experience a better quality of life, cross training herself with Muay Thai kickboxing.
Erin sat on the Communications Committee for Dressage Canada for three years and has published at last count over 20 articles in magazines such as Dressage Today, Equine Canada, Collections Magazine and BarnMice.com. Please see the Articles page for Erin's article Dressage Life: A Good Business Plan, published in Dressage Today Magazine. Erin has also published articles on topics such as fashion and art. Please see her Creative Writing Services at www.erinpatricio.com for more information.