Melissa Simms

From Europe to California

After I moved to California, I was extremely fortunate to meet Melissa Simms again. I do call it fate. Melissa agreed to become my teacher, and I knew I had found the help to guide me on my lifelong journey of mastering classical dressage. Her extensive knowledge and high standards, keen eye for detail and uncompromising expectations, have elevated my own riding, training and teaching.

Today I train my own four horses under Melissa’s guidance. She is an artist of classical riding in its purest form, and as a teacher she passes on to her students the knowledge and skills she learned from her riding master.

Having a mentor like Melissa, and being a mentor to my own students, is both a privilege and a responsibility. I embrace both with gratitude.