“She has made me a better rider and horsewoman."
I have been fortunate enough to have Julia as my trainer since I was in high school. From her I have not only learned my lower level dressage skills but over all good horsemanship and general care practices. I came to her as hunter/jumper with a problem OTTB gelding and I actually learned more about jumping from her than both of my previous trainers. My favorite thing about training with Julia is that her lessons are so applicable to every discipline. Even though dressage is my sport of choice, I love how she makes it about improving the horse's gait and ride-ability. I would absolutely not be where I am today if it was not for her. She has made me a better rider and horsewoman and I am truly thankful for her years of work that she has done and continues to do with our dressage community.
— Carerra C.
“She sets us up for the little successes that keep us building on our training pyramid."
Julia is exactly the right person to work with my older, "non traditional" dressage horse. She's patiently pushes both me and my horse out of our comfort zones, setting us up for the little successes that keep us building on our training pyramid. Her knowledge and experience makes me trust that we'll keep my dancing partner fit and comfortable in the best possible way as he ages. And she's a ton a fun to ride with!
— Suzi H.
"I was trapped in the 'second level struggle' that so many adult amateur riders experience. Despite all my efforts, I just couldn't crack the code on how to advance up the levels - my horse's gaits were deteriorating, and my scores weren't improving. And then I met Julia."
Things just started to come together. My horse got stronger and her gaits were restored. I learned effective timing of aids along with exercises that filled in the holes I had in the training pyramid. When I tried second level again my scores dramatically improved and I won two Dover medals! One year later I was able to achieve something I've been working towards for a long time - earning my bronze medal. Julia doesn't just prepare you to "earn a 60% and move on." She helps you master the levels all while using the test movements to improve your horses's way of going.
I've seen Julia fix horses whose dressage careers were thought to be over. I've seen her help riders like me overcome the challenges within the levels and earn medals while achieving fantastic scores. Horses in her program have come off of expensive medications and injections because they are returned to soundness with correct strengthening. She is nothing short of amazing and I'm thankful every day that I found her!
— Jessica S.
“I've seen her take the most difficult horses and make them beautiful."
Julia Wolffe is the best dressage trainer!! I learned so much riding with her. She trained my horse through the upper levels and helped make my challenging horse a dream to ride. With Julia's help, we scored frequently in the 70s in dressage shows. Julia has so much experience working with so many different horses, she really understands what needs to be done with each individual horse & rider pair, to get the best out of both. With a solid foundation in the core fundamentals, I've seen her take the most difficult horses and make them beautiful. Cannot recommend enough!!
— Pauline S.
“An excellent trainer and good all around person."
I trained with Julia in Cedar Park for a couple of years and learned so very much. An excellent trainer and good all around person.
— Veronica A.
“Julia explains her concepts in an easy to understand format that can be applied to anyone from any discipline."
I had the pleasure of attending one of Julia's clinics last year. Although I'm western based and mostly dabble in barrel/pole/ranch type horses, having a dressage perspective really helped me understand more about how to communicate my cues to my horses. Julia explains her concepts in an easy to understand format that can be applied to anyone from any discipline.
— Lee B.
Julia is an amazing trainer. I've had many dressage instructors over time, and all contributed - in some cases, greatly - to my education, but Julia has just taken that and made it all whole! SO Good!
— Susan B.
It all starts with a good foundation. Julia teaches with this in mind. Straightforward, honest, and kind. Under her tutelage, even if you're not interested in showing, your horse will move better, be happier, and so will you. Call her, you won't regret it.
— Maureen L.