A Quality Boarding & Training Facility

Training and Lessons

Brightonwood offers individual lessons & personalized horse training in the art of dressage with these trainers.

Kathy Theissen

USEF Gold and Silver Medalist Kathy Theissen offers lessons in
 Dressage, Training level through Grand Prix and jumping.
She has a kind and systematic way of elevating you and your horse
up the levels together in happiness and harmony.  
Kathy has spent many years training hunters and jumpers,
 foxhunting, eventing and dressage. 

Kathy works with riders who want to compete, as well, those
doing it for the pure joy of training.  She believes in cross training
whenever possible, incorporating hills, jumping and trail riding
for conditioning, variety and fun.
Kathy has won numerous year end awards over time, including
U.S. Vintage Cup Grandprix Champion.  However, her favorite moments     are connecting with a supple, well trained and 
happy horse on a daily basis.  Kathy
is available for private lessons 
to all ages at her farm in Maple Plain, MN.


John Theissen

John Theissen has trained and competed in hunters, dressage
horses and eventers.  He has brought along many young horses
and competed up to fourth level.


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