Dressage Lessons Charleston SC

Dressage Lessons

Private dressage instruction is offered by Susan Selvey. Susan is an FEI-level competitor who has earned her Qualified Rider Award (1993) and the Bronze (1996) and Silver (2000) Medals from the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). She and her Hanoverian Tal-Shaya have trained and competed through FEI Grand Prix. For over thirty years, Susan has instructed students from the Introduction of the Horse to the Rider to the Prix St. George level.  Her students include not only boarders but those who trailer their horses in for lessons. She is also available for clinics throughout the Low Country.


USDF All-Breed Awards:

1994 First at 2nd level Freestyle
1994 Fourth at 2nd level
1996 First at 3rd level
1996 First at 3rd level Freestyle
1998 Third at 4th level
2000 Fourth at FEI PSG

Purebred Hanoverian Association Awards:

1994 First at 2nd level
1996 First at 3rd level
1999 Certified as Performance Approved

SCDCTA Year End Awards:

1993 Second at 1st level
– Third at Freestyle
– Third at 2nd level
1994 First at 2nd level Sr.
– First at Sr. Freestyle
1995 Second at 3rd level Sr.
– Fourth at Sr. Freestyle
1996 First at 3rd level Sr.
– Second at Sr. Freestyle
1997 First at 4th level Sr.
1998 Highest Scoring 4th level
– Achievement Certificate
2000 Second at FEI PSG

USDF ABIG Regional Championships:

1994 2nd level and 2nd MFS
1996 3rd level and 3rd MFS
1997 4th level
1998 4th level
2000 FEI PSG

Colonel Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships:

1993 Training and 1st levels
1994 2nd and 2nd MFS
1996 3rd level and 3rd MFS
1998 4th level and FEI PSG
2000 FEI PSG

BACKGROUND: Susan attended the USDF Instructor’s Training Workshop in Tallahassee, Fl. and has trained with the following instructors: 1982 Kathy Daly, 1985 Charlotte Trentleman and August Gruen, 1990 Harriet Peterson, 1994 Susie Wiedman, 1998 Stacy Shetkoe, 2000 Carol Bishop, 2013-14 Bruce Mandeville. Susan competes exclusively in dressage now but has also shown cutting horses, hunters, jumpers and eventing. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and has used this education teaching horsemanship to physically and mentally challenged children. She has served as the “D” and “C” level examiner for the Charleston Pony Club and as clinician for the Charleston, PeeDee and LowCountry Pony Clubs and the Wachesaw Equestrian Center. She is retired from a 22 year career as an Air Traffic Controller.