About Barbie Piccinni
Meet Barbie Piccinni
Owner, Trainer, Head Instructor
Barbie Piccinni has owned and operated White Fences Equestrian Center since 1989. She began riding at the young age of five and has an extensive background in Dressage, Hunter/Jumper and Western riding and training.
Barbie has competed in almost every equestrian riding discipline including eventing, dressage, western, cutting, barrels, jumping, driving, halter, and showmanship.
Her current equestrian discipline of choice is dressage. She has earned her Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). She earned her USDF Gold Medal in 2008; her USDF Silver Medal in 2006 at the Region 9 Dressage Championships, and the Bronze medal in 1998 — all on Royal Tango, the Dutch warmblood gelding she trained herself.
Barbie teaches both Dressage and Hunter/Jumper at White Fences and has had many successful students over the years. Her students’ achievements include: 1997 Reserve Highpoint Rider, 2000 13 & Under Highpoint and Reserve Highpoint Riders, and 2001 14 and Over Highpoint Rider. She herself has numerous regional and international awards in both dressage, hunters and jumpers.
Barbie has a true love for teaching. She possesses the rare talent to teach riders of all ages and levels. As a beginner, she will work with you to become a partner with your horse and help you develop a solid riding foundation. As a more advanced rider, she will help you develop the subtle techniques required to successfully progress into the higher levels of the Equestrian sports. She also has a knack for seeing and helping problem horses and riders break through their conflicts.
Classical dressage training of the horse is her love but right behind that is her love of training the rider! She enjoys assisting both horse and rider understand and express the art of riding. When you visit White Fences you will most likely find her on top of a horse or in the school arena teaching!