Our staff is motivated and capable, continuously working and training at Knoll Dressage.
ANNE GRIBBONS – Anne Gribbons is a native of Sweden who has been active in dressage in the United States since the 1970s. She has trained and shown seventeen of her own horses to Grand Prix, nine of which were United States Equestrian Team long listed. A number of her current and former students have competed at the FEI levels, and several have schooled and shown their own horses to Grand Prix with her help. In 2001 Lesley Eden, a long time student of Anne’s, was the Individual Gold Medalist at the North American Young Riders Championships. Since 2014 Laura Graves who spent over three years in training with Anne, has been a member of three Championship USEF dressage teams.
From 2009 to 2012, Anne was the USEF Technical Advisor and coach for dressage. During her tenure the USA earned two individual medals in the 2010 World Equestrian Games and qualified for the 2012 Olympics. In the Pan American Games in 2011, the United States won the team gold medal and swept all three individual medals. In the London 2012 Olympics, the United States finished in sixth position with all the U.S. riders scoring over 70% for the first time.
Anne Gribbons was a member of the USET PSG-Intermediaries squad at the North American Championships in 1985 and the World Championships in 1986. In 1993 she spent a year on the European show circuit, competing in Dusseldorf, Schoten, Beek, Falsterbo and Aachen. She finished seventh in the 1994 World Championship Trials on Leonardo II, who was also invited to the US World Cup League Finals in the same year. In 1995 she was a member of the Pan American Silver Medal Team on Metallic, whom she schooled and showed to Grand Prix. Metallic, ridden by Robert Dover, was on the Atlanta Olympic Bronze Medal Team and was the 1996 USDF Grand Prix horse of the year.
Anne Gribbons was a member of the FEI Dressage Committee from 2010 through 2013 and North American Representative to the FEI World Cup Committee 1994 – 1997, served for ten years on the US Equestrian Federation (formerly AHSA) Board of Directors, was a long time member of the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee and is member of the USET National Advisory Board. She is a past chair of the Athletes Advisory Council of the USDF, was a member of the USEF Technical Dressage Committee and the past Chairman of the USEF Active Athletes Committee for Dressage. She served as Chef D’equipe for US riders at the 2003 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mrs. Gribbons is a licensed USEF Senior judge and an FEI 5* Judge. She has officiated at numerous CDI’s, Olympic and PanAm trials in the United States. She has judged four World Cup Finals, Three European Championsh
In 2006, Anne was named “Horseman of the Year” by the Chronicle of the Horse.ips and was the head of the ground jury at the Tryon World Equestrian Games in Tryon , NC 2018.
In 2013, she was inducted to the USDF Hall of Fame.
In 2018, she received the Walter B. Devereux Trophy for the USEF Sportsmanship award.
Anne Gribbons is a sought-after and productive clinician who teaches throughout the United States and in other countries the world over.
Michelle began training at Knoll Dressage in 2009 while attending college at the University of Central Florida. From 2011-2012, she campaigned to earn a spot and competed on the 2012 Region 3 FEI Young Rider team at the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships (now the North American Youth Championships) in Kentucky on her horse, Rouxletto. Some of Michelle’s accomplishments include being named Region 3 Fourth Level Champion and Region 3 Prix St-Georges Reserve Champion in 2011 as well as Region 3 Intermediate I Champion in 2012. Since then, she has continued to develop and compete horses through the FEI levels on the Florida circuit under Anne’s guidance.
Rachael has been riding and competing dressage horses since she was very young, working for a USDF gold medalist for ten years before moving to Florida to ride with Anne at Knoll Dressage. Since then, she has successfully trained horses and students across central Florida at all levels and has brought up numerous horses from Young Horse through the FEI.
Corine is a life long rider, started riding as a child and went through the pony club, achieving the “A” levels. Corine has been fortunate to experience many different disciplines, including eventing at the FEI junior/young rider level, before switching to Dressage. Corine enjoys the process of training horses from completely green and unstarted, to the FEI levels, and particularly enjoys riding stallions. She was named the region 3 junior team coach, which won a gold medal at the 2018 NAJYRC, as well as coaching her junior student, Melanie Doughty, to a reserve national championship at Lamplight.
Corine began training with Anne in 2013, and is very pleased to have her training program based out of Knoll Dressage, where she works closely under Anne’s guidance.
David L. Gribbons
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Working Student Position
Interested in a Career with Horses?
At the core of our staff are working students, girls and women of differing ages and experiences who are passionate about an equestrian career. They are responsible for the upkeep and care of all horses and barns. In return they are provided with a weekly stipend, riding lessons, housing, and the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the worlds top trainers, riders, and horses.
Their position includes but is not limited to:
On-site housing in fully furnished studio apartments
2 riding lessons per week on our schoolmasters
Opportunity for independent ride time
Use of a vehicle
The goal of this program is to educate and raise up the next generation of equestrians. No prior horse experience is required, as long as they are hardworking and dedicated to learning. They are required to live on site and stay for a minimum of 3 months, during which they learn about equine care, medical, showing, braiding, grooming, riding, the sport of dressage, feeding, barn care, and more.
If you are interested in our working student program, please contact our Barn Manager:
Cell: (910) 269-1005
Or send your resume to: