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Growing up with horses, Eiren knew at an early age that she wanted to make a career of working with these special animals. She left Canada in 2002 to be a groom for Lars Petersen, who was then ranked #2 in the world, and never looked back.

She stayed in the US until 2008, when she went to Germany to work as Rider for Olympic Gold Medalist, Ingrid Klimke. There she assisted in the development and training of both dressage and three-day event horses. Ingrid’s commitment to conditioning the whole equine athlete is a mainstay of Eiren’s training program, using cavaletti and other cross-training techniques to bring out the best in her dressage horses. 

 

After her time with Ingrid, Eiren went out on her own and became Head Rider at the breeding station Gestut Letterberg and the international sales barn of Hermann Gösmeier. Eiren accepted a position as Rider with two-time Olympian Morten Thomsen in Denmark, who is renowned for his in-hand and ground work with the horses.   Throughout all of these opportunities, Eiren had the opportunity to develop her skills as a competition rider, from young horses and stallions in qualifications for national championships and breed performance tests, to horses in the performance ring through Grand Prix.

 

After almost seven years of training and competing in Europe, Eiren moved back to the US and became the head rider and trainer for All Points Dressage.  Based just north of Baltimore, MD and wintering in Florida, All Points Dressage specialized in developing and selling super quality horses for the North American market. During this time Eiren competed successfully at prestigious events like Dressage at Devon (PA) and at the Global Dressage circuit in Wellington (FL).  Along with her own accomplishments, Eiren took pride in helping her working students and clients grow and find success with their horses. From young horse classes to CDI Grand Prix, Eiren was running a busy and successful program. 

After 16 years away Eiren returned to Canada, where she spent just over three years in Alberta, developing her own horses and helping her riders achieve their dreams of moving up the levels and achieving FEI success. In the autumn of 2021 Eiren moved All Points Dressage INC to the beautiful Sun Meadows Equestrian Centre in Kamloops, BC.  There she is focusing on developing horses in training and for sale, as well as coaching some dedicated riders.

Eiren has remained committed to a busy clinic schedule throughout western Canada and looks forward to coaching again in America once Covid policies allow.

competition highlights

2021

  • Dressage BC 3rd level Open Champion with Hendrix 

  • Pacific Regional Dressage Championships 3rd level open champion with Hendrix

  • Pacific Regional Dressage Championships, FEI small tour 3rd place overall with Casper

  • Selected to ride 4 year old Marcus Aurelius SSF with FEI 5* judge Stephen Clarke (Saskatoon, SK)

  • Selected to ride Casper with Cara Whitham in Team Strategy Pathways clinic (Vancouver, BC)

 

2020

  • Competing in Wellington, FL Grand Prix CDI tour with Godot SSF, including 4th place finish with over 70% at Friday Night Freestyle.

  • Declared for Olympic Games with Godot SSF, horse trained from 3 year old to GP. 

  • Grand Prix & Freestyle Champion Canada Cup (Maple Ridge, BC)

  • (Godot sold in the fall of 2020)

 

2019 

  • Top placings in California CDI small tour with Godot

  • named to Equestrian Canada National Team Program Development Squad with Godot SSF based on CDI small tour results

  • Provincial Grand Prix Champion with 8 year Godot SSF in his first year competing at that level

  • COACHING: Junior and Young Riders Students representing Canada at North American Youth Championships 

  • Selected to ride Godot SSF with FEI 5* judge Stephen Clarke (Brandon, MB)

 

2018 Moved to Canada!

  • Winner PSG with Godot & 3rd level with Ruffles at only Canadian show entered.

  • Selected to ride Godot SSF & Ruffles with FEI 5* judge Stephen Clarke (Brandon, MB)

 

2017

  • Dressage at Devon: 

        - 4th place GP & GPS with Warello

        - Champion 5 year old with Bacary

        - Champion & reserve 6 year old with Godot SSF

  • ​Competed Warello at Royal Winter Fair

  • Selected to ride 5 year old Bacary with Carl Hester at NEDA Symposium 

  • Competed Warello at Cedar Valley CDI GP & GPS

 

2016

  • Dressage at Devon - Small tour with Dejavu, finished 8th in Intermediare 1

  • BLM Championships & VADA Fall Show - 4 wins at PSG with Adel K and Double Diamond

  • Centerline Events HITS winner PSG & Inter 1 with Dejavu

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testimonials

"Eiren Crawford is not only a wonderful rider, she is also a kind honest and trustworthy person. She truly believes in the horses she sells. 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. She also showed me her 3 year old Sir Donnerhall mare. She practically forced me to buy her saying I would regret it if I didn't and she was right! That mare, (Valentine), is now 6 and one of the most talented and kindest horses I have in my stable. She just won a 2nd level test with over 75 percent from a famous FEI judge!
 

Thank you Eiren!  If it wasn't for you I would not be the proud owner of Valentine!"

Ashley Holzer

Four Time Olympian

"Buying my Grand Prix schoolmaster Countess from Eiren Crawford was a great experience. Eiren was very honest and discussed everything I needed to know about Countess before she flew to New York. I would defiantly recommend Eiren if you are looking for your next dressage partner!"

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Brittany Fraser

Grand Prix Dressage

“I met Eiren when I filled her temporary working student position. I can attest that horses love her and their jobs because of her clear aids, encouraging personality, and cross training techniques. She is a very effective rider with an endless toolbox of exercises to have success with all types of horses and riders. She has dramatically improved my own riding and training process while successfully helping me rehab my horse Versace back to full-time FEI work. Under her teaching and keen eye, Versace and I debuted PSG together with scores up to 72%! I am a huge advocate for Eiren personally and professionally. The United States is lucky to have her!”

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Alexa Derr

Prix St. George Dressage

"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.  Eiren has an excellent eye and an never-ending number of exercises to correct the many issues that result from trying to climb the ladder to Prix St. Georges and beyond.  She is kind and funny and allows me a safe place to confront whatever issue we currently face.  She consistently finds a way to break down each problem into manageable pieces and then correct it!  Several students at my barn have started lessons with Eiren and they feel the same way about her that I do.  I look forward to every lesson with Eiren because she is a terrific instructor and a wonderful person too! 

 

She has my highest recommendation!"

Jill Frumin

Adult Amateur

"Eiren is a rare jewel, a down to earth, unpretentious and highly adaptable trainer with a a truly outstanding depth of knowledge and focus on horse care and rider confidence. From inexperienced to the highest levels, Eiren has the proven skills and experience to work with any and every rider.

 

...and, and... she jumps too!"

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Kristy Fearis

Grand Prix Jumper