Dressage Training

Wild Oaks Ranch is proud to be home to Benjamin Pfabe Dressage.  You can visit his website to find out more about Benny. http://www.bpdressage.com

Benny was born in Bonn, Germany, and began riding horses at the age of 5.  During his teens and early 20’s he worked for Alexa Schulten-Baumer, daughter of Uwe Schulten-Baumer, who trained Isabel Werth.   In 2001, Benny moved and began training Alexa’s imported young horses at Linda Konigsberg’s farm in Great Falls, Virginia.  He spent the 2004-2005 winter season in Wellington, Florida, as a working student with Lars & Mette Petersen.  In 2009, Benny began working and training with Scott Hassler, the outgoing U.S. Equestrian Federation’s young dressage horse coach, based atRiveredge Farm in Chesapeake City, Maryland.

After running his own succesful training barn in Millwood, Virginia, Benny relocated to Paradise, Texas in 2012.  At Wild Oaks Ranch, he works primarily with Dr. Jackie Nixon-Fulton and horses bred under her care.  Since that time, Benny has helped coach Dr. Nixon-Fulton to her USDF Gold Medal, as well as trained numerous students who have made the NA Young Riders and competed in the USDF National Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.

Although Benny enjoys coaching riders and horses in the upper levels and has shown through Prix St. Georges, he has always had a passion for training and preparing young horses for the rigors and rewards of FEI competition.  Since 2009, he has been part of the Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium sponsored by Harmony Sporthorses.

Over the last two years, Benny credits David Blake with helping him develop a string of 4-, 5- and 6-year old horses being shown this winter season.  He is currently training with Michael Klimke, Scott Hassler and JJ Tate in Wellington, Florida.

Benny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University.

Prada with Benny Pfabe