• Diana Dionisio (DD) started her riding career like the rest of us, taking lessons, however, she quickly moved to the Trillium & A Circuit with Roy & Sue Fish. DD’s love of riding any horse she could also included those green and more difficult horses.
  • After completing University, DD moved to Europe to ride as a professional with Paul Schockemohle and Performance Sales International. This operation did everything from insemination and breeding up to sport management and sales. It was no small operation with over 300 horses and 25 professional riders like DD in their German operations alone. DD spent her days riding multiple horses and her focus in the show ring was Jumpers. DD still has these connections which can assist AA Equestrian Clients in finding their next partner.
  • Upon her return from Europe, DD started training and accumulating clients on her own. For the past two years, she has worked with Carly Campbell-Cooper, where she managed the horses at home and at horse shows, trained horses, and most importantly, coached those who were not in Florida over the winter months, ensuring they and their horses have the skills required to be successful in the show ring.
  • One of DD’s specialties is discovering, understanding, and communicating to its owner/rider, how a horse would like to be ridden. She has brought her own hunter along from the Baby Greens to the 4 ft Combined Working Hunters, Hunter Derbies, and everything in between. Her horse, Lancelot, has been to the Royal multiple times and in 2017 was 2nd overall in Eastern Canadian standings in the Hunter Derby.
  • We know that coaching is not just the technical skills of riding, but also the mental acumen to focus under pressure. DD has coached ponies and children, to adults of all levels in the hunter and jumper rings. DD’s degree from the University of Guelph-Humber for Family & Community Social Services shines through in her coaching, giving her students extra support and tools to focus, not just in the arena, but in life skills as well. This makes her coaching unique and special.
DD Dionisio