Achieve your goals
DANA WILLE - HUNTER, JUMPER & EQUITATION TRAINER~PROFESSIONAL RIDER ~ COACH
"WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME YOUR WARM-UP"
FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT
why choose us
We are the premier instruction program in the Ann Arbor area for hunters, jumpers and equitation. We will help you to develop a partnership between horse and rider that will be competitive on the national show circuit at all levels. We offer lessons, boarding, training and showing. We also offer marketing, sales and leases of show quality horses.
Our instructor, Dana Wille, has dedicated herself to the sport and the art of instruction. From age 4, she began riding and shortly thereafter competing. She has spent the last 15 years riding and competing at the National AA level, earning ribbons and top honors at some of the most prestigious events a young rider can imagine. Finishing her junior career with over 40 year end awards and titles. She devoted herself to learning from some of the best in the sport, including: Don Stewart, Aaron Vale, David Beisel and Polly Howard to name a few. Training with USEF "R" judges and course designers to understand what they are looking for, so she could educate herself as a rider and trainer. We are an USHJA accredited Riding Academy and Safe Sport Certified. She is passing on her knowledge and passion for the sport to those that want to learn to be a better rider, a winner and a champion in the sport. Whether you board with us, trailer-in or just want to meet us at the show, we promise you will find value in our time together.
We also sponsor "College Day" at the HJAM show series and coach the Dexter High School Equestrian Team for Equitation and Jumping.
We prepare you for everything
If you are going to expect your horse to be an athlete, then you need to be one too . At Equine Odyssey, our program focuses on training horse and rider to successfully master the fundamentals to being competitive:
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"Such a pleasant experience of selling my horse, they minimized all stress for me and had him sold within a month of contacting them (and without a sale ad). 10/10 would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell."
JUNE 5, 2019
FOCUSED ON THE
"6 KEY PRINCIPLES"
HORSEMANSHIP, FUNCTIONAL POSITION, BALANCE,
CONDITIONING, RIDEABILITY & COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
"We could not stop talking about the classroom environment of the barn and the aptitude of the “teacher”. We all agreed that clear direction, explanation, and solutions, on a basic level, for complex riding was what we seemed to be missing, and Dana delivered all of that."
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
RIDES AND COMPETES
APPROACH, ATTITUDE, & PATIENCE
"Dana has a positive personality and encourages her students with pointers, gentle corrections and lots of praise for horse and rider as they master the different aspects in the ring! She is wonderful to watch while training, YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE HER POSITIVE GUIDANCE IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE!
MARCH 25, 2019
What We Do
Thank you to my sponsor, Antares, for their dedicated and committed support. I’m so fortunate to be involved with such an important and generous sponsor. Contact Becca McWilliams at 248-804-7531 to learn more.
Heated Horse is a company that puts comfort and safety together, to develop products horses, riders, trainers and horse show Mom's and Dad's need. They use military grade technologies for durability and safety, with a focus on keeping it American Made.
Contact ( 248)-792-8097 or email by clicking here
Equus is a premier tackshop that is out of Cincinnati, OH. They have been generous sponsors and promoted our students accomplishments. Thank you for your support. Please check out their link to find just about anything you and your horse can need.
Their store can be reached in Cincinnati at 513-630-1197
Taylor Harris Insurance
Equine Odyssey partners and recommends THIS for all your equine insurance needs. Whether your leasing or buying it is important to protect your investment and preserve your piece of mind. Please contact the agent below:
Alice Kitson (586)-243-2963
or email by clicking here