Dressage Instructor & Trainer
Sylwia comes to us from *Legacy Hill Farms, Castle Rock, Colorado. Sylwia was a working student of Michelle Lauber, Training through Grand Prix movements for competition and sales. One of the horses that she rode at LHF is currently in training with Laura Graves and is a potential Olympic Mount.
Ms. Reshel was awarded her English Instructor License from the Ministry of Sports in Poland in 2010. She has worked with multiple trainers and barns in Italy and Poland, gaining immeasurable experience as a rider and working student in Classical Dressage, Grand Prix Jumping and eventing.
She follows the classical horse training of Mr. Krzysztof Skorupski, notable veterinarian, trainer and author of ‘Horse Training Psychology’ (not available in English) to supplement her extensive experience starting and developing young horses and working with difficult or sensitive ones.
Sylwia began her journey with horses at the age of 9, learning for months about proper horse handling, working with young, problematic, hot horses. While studying at the University of Bari, Italy, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistic Intermediation for European Union, she was a rider and working student at Grand Prix level jumping barn, with a strong focus on the development of suppleness and gymnastic training (cavaletti’s, etc). By client demand, after her return to Poland, she moved into a private lesson practice, developing horses (from 2 ½ - 14 years), riders (children through adults), in dressage and jumping, while also preparing and assisting in the sale of multiple horses. Sylwia’s main motto is: “Play with the horse and be demanding of yourself, not the horse!” “Be humble!” She believes in perfecting the rider’s seat.
Her next goals in the US are to increase rider’s skills and awareness of correctness of the seat, aids and rider’s ability to communicate with the horse in their language while bringing both horses and riders solidly through training levels and Grand Prix. She has a personal goal of increasing her skills through clinics, teaching and competing regionally and nationally. Ms. Reshel is married to a Special Forces, Army Sr. Sergeant and they have chosen to retire in Austin, TX. We are lucky to have such a talented trainer and instructor at White Fences Equestrian Center!
*Some of you may recognize LHF, as it made history by selecting and importing Weltino’s Magic for, LHF owner, Michelle Lauber, who subsequently contacted Stephen.