USDF Gold Medalist × USEF “R” licensed Dressage Judge


As a professional equestrian, whether in my role as a competitor, judge or instructor, I am ideologically committed to the development of a harmonious partnership between horse and rider.  Whether your goals are to compete or to ride recreationally, I will mentor you as I have been taught, integrating elements of good horsemanship and focused training as you work to establish the horse and rider relationship.

A rider’s position and their correctness is a priority. When the rider is better, the horse is better.
— Conrad Schumacher

My principal philosophy is that successful riding requires a solid foundation in correct and basic training, something that is often overlooked, even by experienced riders.  For each of my students, I will create a personalized and objective training curriculum, insuring your foundation is well established.  As you and your horse progress through your training you will gain confidence collectively and develop together and advance towards your goals.    


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Carloynn Bunch


(917) 881-5877




Whidbey Equestrian Center
21306 SR 20
Coupeville, WA 98260

By Appointment Only




Beginner to FEI  /  45 Minute Lessons


5 Rides per Week


6 Lesson Minimum + Travel


Contact Teresa for Competition Schedule

Pricing Sheet Available by Request



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Fifteen years ago I gave up a successful modeling career, living between New York City and Paris, pursuing my lifelong dream to train and compete horses.  I bought my first horse, built a barn on the property my husband and I purchased in New York’s Hudson Valley and dedicated my life to equestrian education and excellence.

I quickly advanced through-the-levels of Three-Day Eventing with my Morgan/Thoroughbred-Cross, Handsome Devil, a horse that taught me how heart and partnership can supersede talent.

Over the next several years, after personally training and developing a stable of horses, I competed through the FEI** level, experiencing success and participating at every major event along the east coast Three-Day Eventing circuit.

In 2007 I had the opportunity to return to my native home of Washington state on Whidbey Island. Once home, I was fortunate to meet my friend Trenna Atkins who convinced me to focus solely on dressage and to further establish a foundation for my professional education by entering the USDF “L” judges program. More recently, I have achieved my USEF “R” license, with plans to enter the USEF “S” program in the near future.

In the years to follow, after transitioning my Three-Day Event horses to the Dressage discipline, I developed a friendship and began to study with internationally recognized instructor and FEI 5* judge, Lilo Fore.  In addition to my continued work with Lilo Fore, I have augmented my classical dressage training under the guidance of Dressage Olympian, Leslie Reid and renowned instructor, Conrad Schumacher.  

Resulting from this mentorship, I was successful in training and competing my Irish Thoroughbred, My Rowan from 1st Level through Grand Prix Dressage, earning USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals.

As a competitor, instructor, coach and judge, I am committed to promoting good horsemanship and the sport of dressage, whether your goals are to improve your recreational riding or to be successful as a dressage competitor.


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"I have had the incredible opportunity to train with Teresa for the past six years. She helped me find my wonderful horse Meara and has been crucial to our training program. As an aspiring dressage rider, Teresa has helped me achieve many of my goals and continues to take me to the next level. As a trainer, Teresa provides correct methods for teaching horse and rider and takes no short cuts. She is a truly compassionate horsewoman that cares about the well-being of horses. I admire the fact that Teresa never stops learning and has continued to further her education through the intensive USDF judging program and riding skills by working with some of the top dressage trainers in the world. Teresa is a true professional that is also a very talented teacher, trainer, rider and friend."

–Katie Thetford

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"Beyond the success my daughter experienced competitively under Teresa, we have gained valuable knowledge in other equestrian skills such as veterinary care, diet and competition psychology.

Most importantly, as a riding instructor, a successful Gran Prix competitor and as a judge, Teresa exposed insufficiencies in the foundation of training, whereby my daughter now has a firm grasp of the basics and is prepared to build upon her experience and advance through the levels.  

We finally feel as if we are making progress towards our goals and have established the confidence to do so."

–Kelly Scotthansen



Whidbey Equestrian Center
21306 SR 20
Coupeville, WA 98260
Full Service Commercial Barn
Full-Size Indoor and Outdoor Arenas



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Teresa Stewart Dressage

Phone: (917) 881-5877
Email: teastew2@gmail.com

Whidbey Equestrian Center
21306 SR 20
Coupeville, WA 98260



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