Lorinda Lende is a Grand Prix dressage trainer, competitor and teacher based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In competition, Lorinda is a USDF gold, silver and bronze medalist and was long listed for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
As a trainer, she has trained numerous horses to the Grand Prix and FEI levels and has trained horses that have been long listed for the Olympic Team.
As an instructor, she has taught several students to the FEI level who have gone onto enjoying successful dressage careers at the highest levels.
Lorinda's horse career started the same way many young "horse crazy" girls have, through 4-H and Pony Club. Lorinda was the New York State 4-H champion at
age 11 and went on to achieving her "A" rating for Pony Club in upstate New York. She was a member of the 1975 United States Pony Club team that
competed on an international level. Lorinda had the good fortune of growing up 45 minutes from the American Dressage Institue in
Saratoga Springs, New York, where she took weekly lessons during the school year and spent her summers training at the Institute.
Lorinda then took up eventing and jumping and medaled in several shows and events. Her classical dressage training took her all over the US and Europe where she trained extensively with Klaus
Balkenhol, Willie Schulteis and Herbert Rehbein.
Occassionally, Lorinda offers top quality dressage sport horses for sale.
Depending on availability, she also offers training and boarding for horses and educational opportunities for dressage working students.
866 Downingtown Pike
West Chester PA 19380
Grand Prix Dressage Trainer
Lorinda Lende on Sorcerer at the Bengt Lundquist Finals
Lorinda Lende on Cidor at Devon
Lorinda Lende, youngest daughter Lannah, and husband Pete Smith.