Originally from England, Charlotte moved to the Netherlands after her university where she got a degree in Sports Education. There she studied at Ron Smeets Dressage, a prestigious stable that is known for producing high quality horses. It was through working hard in the trenches here that Charlotte gained most of her expertise with training both horses and people, under the strict instruction of Ron Smeets.
Starting out on her own, Charlotte did freelance training in the Netherlands before settling in America, in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Charlotte’s goal is to have a string of competition horses that she competes at the international FEI levels, as well as having a bustling, healthy business under her where she trains passionate horse people to become better riders and trainers.
Guido is the business expert behind Osborne Dressage that keeps our operation running smoothly. Handling the finances, scheduling, and office communication, Guido is the behind-the-scenes element that keeps our time free to devote to you and your horse’s progress.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Guido started a very successful company rehabilitating children and teenagers. Never imagining that he would ever know how to tack up a horse (or ever muck a stall in a suit and tie), Guido first discovered horses when he met his future wife, Charlotte Osborne.
Guido also runs the boarding side of our business, and is the main contact for scheduling farm visits, showing sale horses, and anything else our clients need.
Following her lifelong dream of building close connections between horses and riders, Hannah moved from Minnesota two years ago after she completed her degrees in PR and Marketing, to study under Charlotte. Not only does Hannah ride and train all the horses at Osborne Dressage, she also does our marketing and social media work, and is our wonderful photographer.
Hannah has shown a talent for bringing along young horses and setting a solid training foundation of confidence in her horses, as well as explaining the complex world of dressage in a simple way to their riders. We are so grateful for the great things that Hannah contributes to our team and look forward to many years to come together!
Always a very driven person, Sarah started cleaning stalls when she was 10 years old to pay for lessons, and has been working hard ever since.
Sarah loves teaching and has always been driven to help people pursue their goals and dreams. At Osborne Dressage, she works as an instructor and helps riders learn dressage in a fun, positive, and welcoming way. Her simple, cheerful approach makes riding dressage fun and easy. She has a wide background of equestrian sports, which enables her to relate to many different backgrounds as she teaches. Her mission is to show people the wonders of dressage, and inspire more people with an undying love of the sport.
Noel was our working student last summer and joined our team again after she graduated from Averett University with a degree in Equestrian Studies, with concentrations in Dressage and Equine Management. Noel was a standout in school for her thoroughness and knowledge, and was placed in charge of the care of all the university horses. With extensive barn management experience already, we are excited to have Noel join our team long-term to care for our horses at the highest level.
Correct saddle fit is so important to the health and competitiveness of our horses, and we are absolutely in love with our Custom Saddles and our amazing saddle fitter, Nancy Bardy. She makes sure that all of our horses are comfortable and happy, and with regular checkups, she adjusts our saddles to fit our horses as their muscling and fitness changes through training. Nancy and Custom Saddlery have been amazing to work with, and we can see the results with our horses.
Typical bridles can pinch pressure points and nerves on a horses face, and cause them to have headaches every time you ride them, which dramatically influences their performance and happiness. We notice a huge difference immediately when switching a horse from traditional bridles to PS of Sweden’s anatomical ones. Not only are they beautifully designed bridles with a wide variety of colors, styles, and flashy brow bands, but they make our horses more comfortable and improve the contact on the bit. We love the difference PS of Sweden bridles makes for our horses.
We’re thrilled to have a wonderful supplement sponsor join our team! We love that the founder of Equinutrix, Dr. Ashley Wagner, comes to our barn to evaluate the health and feeding regime of all of our horses, and provides detailed consultations for our clients. Ashley got a PHD in Equine Nutrition, but as she studied nutrition in depth, she became disheartened by the amount of fillers in typical supplements and feeds, so set out to develop a line of nutrition products that have no fillers and provide the highest quality nutrition available. We’ve noticed a huge difference in all of our horses, and love the ongoing support for our horses and our clients.
We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Style My Ride and DeNiro Boot Co. Everything they produce is extremely fashionable and comfortable, and they are great people to work with. Charlotte’s shiny black DeNiro boots are an eye-catcher in the show ring, and always get a great deal of compliments. Not only that, we’ve been thoroughly impressed with how high quality the products are, and how well they hold up to Charlotte’s intense riding schedule. Style My Ride is a great source for all your European riding fashion needs, and sells beautiful jewelry made from horsehair.