Achieve your goals

DANA WILLE - HUNTER, JUMPER & EQUITATION TRAINER~PROFESSIONAL RIDER ~ COACH

Experience the Difference

our

champions

We are a USHJA Recognized Riding 

Academy in the Ann Arbor area for hunters, jumpers and equitation.   Our trainer has over 40+ National and State division titles. Including earning a gold, silver and bronze medal in Jumpers up to 1.50m.

 

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.  Beginner to Grand Prix.

 

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: 

1

HORSEMANSHIP

2

FUNCTIONAL POSITION

3

BALANCE

4

CONDITIONING

5

RIDEABILITY

6

COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

 

Upcoming Shows We Are Attending

  • Dr Thaler Dental and Spring Shots
    Tue, Jan 26
    Dexter
    Jan 26, 10:00 AM
    Dexter, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
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  • Farrier
    Mon, Feb 08
    EOF
    Feb 08, 10:00 AM
    EOF
    Please send payment or leave a check for the Farrier.
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  • Chagrin Valley Farms “A” USEF Show
    Thu, Feb 18
    Chagrin Valley Farms
    Feb 18, 8:00 AM – Feb 21, 6:00 PM
    Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, USA
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  • Chagrin Valley Farms “A” USEF Show
    Thu, Mar 18
    Chagrin Valley Farms
    Mar 18, 8:00 AM – Mar 21, 7:00 AM
    Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, USA
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  • World Equestrian Center Spring USEF AA
    Wed, Apr 07
    World Equestrian Center
    Apr 07, 8:00 AM – Apr 11, 10:00 PM
    World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH
    Tentative pending state is allowed to open for large venues
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  • HJAM Welcome USEF "AA" Rated
    Wed, May 05
    Waterloo Hunt Club
    May 05, 7:00 AM – May 09, 11:00 AM
    Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, USA
    4 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards! Stall Counts due by April 1st to EOF.
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  • HJAM Welcome II USEF "AA" Rated
    Wed, May 12
    Waterloo Hunt Club
    May 12, 7:00 AM – May 16, 11:00 PM
    Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, USA
    4 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards! Stall Counts due by April 1st to EOF.
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  • HJAM Welcome Annual USEF "AA" Rated
    Wed, May 19
    Waterloo Hunt Club
    May 19, 7:00 AM – May 23, 11:00 PM
    Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, USA
    4 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards! Stall Counts due by April 1st to EOF.
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  • Woodbine Farm Spring Hunter Jumper USEF "A" Rated
    Thu, Jun 17
    Woodbine Farm
    Jun 17, 8:00 AM – Jun 21, 12:00 AM
    Woodbine Farm, 9976 Liberty Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118, USA
    2 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards!
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  • Waterloo Hunter and the Hunter Jumper Classic
    Tue, Jun 29
    Waterloo Hunt Club
    Jun 29, 7:00 AM – Jul 04, 11:00 PM
    Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, USA
    2 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards! Buy one stall and get two shows that week! Stall Counts due by May 15th to EOF.
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  • Great Lakes Equestrian Festival AA USEF show
    Wed, Jul 07
    Traverse City
    Jul 07, 7:00 AM – Jul 11, 11:00 PM
    Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, USA
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  • Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, USEF AA
    Wed, Jul 14
    Traverse City
    Jul 14, 6:00 AM – Jul 18, 10:00 PM
    Traverse City, Traverse City, MI, USA
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  • Hunter Team Challenge and USEF AA show
    Wed, Jul 21
    Lamplight Equestrian Center
    Jul 21, 7:00 AM – Jul 25, 11:00 PM
    Lamplight Equestrian Center, 6N940 Dunham Rd, Wayne, IL 60184, USA
    Lamplight equestrian center in Wayne IL
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  • Woodbine Farm Hunter Jumper USEF "A" Rated + HJAM Medal Finals
    Thu, Aug 19
    Woodbine Farm
    Aug 19, 7:00 AM – Aug 23, 11:00 PM
    Woodbine Farm, 9976 Liberty Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118, USA
    2 times point for HJAM members competing for year end awards! Stall Counts due by July 10th to EOF. We also host our annual Equine Odyssey Mini Prix during this show each year for non-pro's
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  • Kentucky Nationa
    Wed, Sep 22
    Lexington
    Sep 22, 7:00 AM – Sep 26, 8:00 PM
    Lexington, Lexington, KY, USA
    AA USEF rated show at Kentucky Horse Park
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  • WEC - Fall and Winter 2021-2022
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Will attend monthly shows at WEC - Dates TBD when they are available. Planning for 2022 WEC Ocala.
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  • National Finals - Fall 2021
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Will attend any finals our riders qualify for: Devon, PA National Horse Show, Capital Challenge, Kentucky National etc...
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THE PROGRAM

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."

John M.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

THE TEACHER

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!

PATRICIA M.

MARCH 25, 2019

 

Partnerships

Valued Sponsors

 
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Antares Sellier

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

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

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Equus Now

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

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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 

 

Contact Us

Dexter, MI, United States

Professional Trainer: Dana Wille (248) 920-4133

Sales and Marketing: Rhonda Wille (248) 396-9240

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