Elite Dressage Horse & Rider Training and Sales
All Points Dressage INC. owner and head trainer Eiren Crawford has a vision of providing top quality horses and training for the serious and ambitious dressage rider / competitor in North America.
After sixteen years of training and competing in Europe and America, Eiren has returned to Canada. At The Dressage Studio, in Edmonton, Alberta, you can find our top quality horses for sale, training, and competition.
Eiren’s vast experience, working for and training with no less than four Olympians, has provided her with a comprehensive tool kit when it comes to training horses and riders. The major influences shaping her training theories have been Olympians Ingrid Klimke and Morten Thomsen, for both of which she was an assistant rider. In Germany, Denmark, and across North America, Eiren successfully trained and competed horses from three years old to Grand Prix competition.
Early in her career, Eiren was a working student for then world #2 Danish Olympian Lars Petersen, when he first moved to the USA. This gave Eiren a formative understanding of training, riding and horse care at the highest levels. Of all the lessons she learned from Lars, the most memorable was a simple answer to a question argued strongly at the time; which training system do you believe in, the German or Dutch? Lars answered something along the lines of, “I don’t have a System, I just ride the horse how it needs to be ridden.” That open minded approach to training each horse as an individual has shaped much of Eiren’s approach today.
Eiren went to Germany in 2008 as a Rider for Olympic Gold Medalist Ingrid Klimke, where she assisted in the development and training of both dressage and three-day event horses. Alongside Ingrid, Eiren developed a commitment to conditioning the whole equine athlete, using cavaletti and other cross-training techniques to bring out the best in her dressage horses.
Following this, Eiren became Head Rider at the breeding station Gestut Letterberg and the international sales barn of Hermann Gosmeier. Eiren also joined two-time Olympian Morten Thomsen in Denmark as a Rider. Morten is renowned for his in-hand / ground work with horses, skills Eiren further developed through her work with the extraordinary horseman Tristan Tucker, giving her more tools to “think outside the box.” Throughout this time, Eiren competed young horses in qualifications for national championships, breed performance tests, while continuing to compete through Grand Prix level.
All Points Dressage maintains a group of exceptional horses in training at our facility in Airdrie, AB. Our extended network also stretches all over North America and Europe. We would be delighted to talk with you about your next partner.
"As if having an FEI trainer in Florida recommend Eiren as the best trainer to work with in the Maryland area isn’t high enough praise, Eiren welcomed this Adult Amateur with open arms"
"I first met Eiren in Denmark when she was stabled with Andreas Helgestrand. I was looking for a schoolmaster Grand Prix horse for Brittany Fraser. The horse Eiren showed me was exactly what we needed."
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