Garyn's approach to life can be attributed to her love of people and horses, (and goats). She has a reputation for being a compassionate and understanding teacher and trainer. She has a gift for optimizing performance in the talented athlete, solving the puzzle of the complicated horse and establishing the foundation of the young horse and rider. She loves helping all levels of horses and riders reaching their peak performance level.
In 2009 she graduated Western Washington University majoring in psychology with a minor in sports psychology.
She has been successful at every level through Grand Prix on a wide variety of horses and she graduated the L program with distinction in 2016. As of July 2017, Garyn has achieved her USDF Gold Medal! Special thanks to Siggi Wolff of Cavallis and her special French Kiss for giving Garyn the rides and scores needed to attain this prestigious achievement!
Her 2016 show season highlights include: Reserve Champion NW 4th level Freestyle and USDF Region 6 Reserve Champion 4th Level Freestyle aboard Diego, owned by Nina Thompson.
In 2015 Garyn took French Kiss, owned by Siggi Wolff, to the CDI in Burbank California and won the I-1 Freestyle. Together in 2014 they were the NW and USDF Region 6 Champion I-1 Regular and Freestyle receiving all scores over 70%. Also winning the Northwest cup for highest combined score of freestyle and regular for their Region 6 win.
She started her dressage career in earnest with Dietrich and Kim VonHopffgarten when she was 17. After they passed away she spent the next 8 years working with Roxanne Christenson. She has also received help from Alyssa Pitts and Siggi Wolff and is currently working with Jesse Sommerville for the in hand work and has Jessica Wisdom out regularly for lessons on a monthly basis.
She has added to her education by riding extensively with Conrad Schumacher and has worked with Anne Gribbons, Charlotte Dujardin, and currently clinics regularly with Jessica Wisdom. As of 2017, she has added Christophe Theallet to her group of accomplished trainers she rides and trains with on a regular basis.
About Garyn Heidemann