Kristin Mills is a FEI competition dressage rider from Germany who is now based in Sacramento, CA. Competing internationally in Europe and the US, Kristin holds Silver Medals from both the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and the more competitive Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung (FN).
Harmony between horse and rider is foundational! I specialize in helping riders not only improve skills, but build lasting “riding teams” with their prized horses. As a native German Dressage Bereiter, I retain a German horse-training license and help clients:
- improve positioning and balance with their horse
- increase effective use and understanding of “aids”
- condition a more supple, responsive horse
- prepare for success in competitions
- improve the relationship between horse and rider
- succeed in the competitive show environment!
Kristin began riding horses at age 3, competing in dressage at age 14, and riding professionally on the international stage at age 25.
- Completed USDF “L” judging program (P1)
- Founded Kristin Mills Dressage
- Moved to California
- Began work with Christiane Noelting Dressage Center (CNDC)
- Earned USDF Silver & Bronze Medals
- Continued work with Juergen Boeckmann at the Eichenhof, Schenefeld HH
- Passed Bereiterpruefung examination & earned the title “Bereiter FN”
- Graduated – Nordrhein Westfaehlischen Landgestuet Warendorf
- Represented Trakehner Breed at Trakehner Auktion in Neumuenster, Germany
- Apprenticed with Juergen Boeckmann at the Eichenhof, Schenefeld HH