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Helen Cast Dressage
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Lets go get em!

Helen has trained with:

Donald Kear a student of Charles de Kunffy, Henk Van Bergen, Kathy Connelly, Pam Goodrich, Gary Rockwell, Karl Mikolka, Michelle Gibson, Dr Cesar Parra, Dotti Morkis, Annemieke Vincourt, Tom Noone & Bent Jensen. 

Beginning training at Orchard Cottage Riding Stables, Surrey, where she began the British Horse Society requirements for certification. 

Gaining work experience through various barns in England, The West Indies & the USA, from Trail Riding - Side Saddle - Show Hunters - Hunting - Cross Country - Showing Youngsters in Hand & Dressage.  Working as a private groom for ladies side saddle, & working & show hunters.  Manager/trainer of hunters Peper Harrow Park, Surrey.  Exercise rider at McAlpine Event Stables, Surrey.

Whilst living on the island of Antigua in the West Indies, Helen began a new business, Spring Hill Riding Club. The stable is still in existence today, offering riding, training & pony club camps.  With help, Helen formed the Antiguan Horse Society which still competes inter-Island.

 

Neda Fall
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Nautical I-1

Training in the USA

In the mid 90's Helen came to New England to train & compete. Starting her career in Dressage in the USA, at Apple Valley Farm with International Trainer & Judge - Kathy Connelly.  Helen purchased Nautical a SWB G & through consistent training, brought him to GP - he has since been sold & is now retired:)

Kathy Connelly provided me with a wonderful opportunity, with access to high quality training & horses.  From Kathy I gained a correct systematic approach to the training & a great foundation of the 'basics' along with emphasis on the timing of the aids through half halts.. 

I had the pleasure of working with Dotti Morkis in Florida & NE with Nautical, whom I trained to & competed at GP.  'Nauti'; was just beginning work on changes - I always video my lessons, & one of my favorites is of me & Nautical with Dotti - she really brought the very best out in us - of course its on tape somewhere, I should dig it out for you all to see:) so that you can appreciate her skill too.  From Dotti I gained a greater insight into my application of the half halts, how to use my body correctly, she is a stickler for position..

FIG NEWTON
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REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 8TH GP

Pam Goodrich I consider a mentor, love Pam! She has helped me with all of my horses & is always available when I need help.

Michael Barisone, my current trainer & coach, helped me finish Donnersohn to GP 2014 & I am so thankful for all the support he has given, I continued to work with Michel 2015 winter season in Florida & looking forward to more training.

I have participated in quite a few clinics with Karl Mikolka with Nautical. Karl is fun, exuberant & extremely insightful - with many wonderful exercises that test the brain & the obedience of the horse.

Additionally participating in some clinics with Tom Noone, Mike Poulin, Conrad Schumacher, Mike Poulin, Mikael Klimke  & Janet Foy.

Competing Horses in Training with Helen:

FIG NEWTON  Helen brought Newton to GP, successfully competing from 4th Level to GP with consistent scores in the mid to upper 60's to 70%. 

He is now retired from the GP circuit with Helen & helps to teach students dressage & guide them through a test (what a good boy). 

Region 8 Championsips I-1
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Fig Newton & Jenn

Neda Spring 2012
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Lisa Todaro & UFO-M

TROY UFO-M is competing GP 2015- SOLD to Lisa Todaro.  A wonderful horse with lots of ring presence, always in the ribbons.  He is a big mover & not for a total beginner, would be a good fit for a competive young rider wishing to advance on the young rider circuit..  Available for Lease....

DONNERSOHN AKA DEXTER
2012  PSG/I-1 2012.  He is a registered Hanoverian Stallion by Donnerhall.  He is owned & trained by Helen Cast & Ann Fleisher.  Qualfied for Region 8 at PSG & I-1, numerous FEI High Point awards scores up to 71%, final National Ranking 4th USDF All Breeds Awards with a median score of 67% I-1.

2013  PSG/I-1 Freestyle up to 71% NEDA FALL Championship Region 8 placing 3rd with a 68% achieving a wild card score for Nationals in Kentucky.  USDF All Breed Award I-1 Freestyle placing 3rd Nationally

2014  GP 65% Made Region 8 Championship line up!

2015  GP 65%@ Global & Donnersohns 1st GP CDI! 69.6% 1st Place White Fences.

NEDA FALL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
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Donnersohn


Helen Cast Cell 781-588-3943 Email: hcast@msn.com