Welcome!  I’m glad you’re here.
I offer dressage training for horse and rider, European-style longe lessons, and vaulting coaching for the award-winning New England Valkyries. I am a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist, a USDF L judge program graduate, and an active FEI competitor. I am located about 30 miles west of Boston in Harvard MA.
I invite you to use my site to learn more about:
My education and background:  My approach is classical, stemming from my 20 years’ study with Joy Congdon and Kathy Connelly.  More about me

Dressage training, lessons, and judging
: I am a resident trainer at 
Sheriffmuir Farm in Harvard MA.  We are convenient to Boston and suburbs north and west. More about dressage programs

Longe lessons: I offer specialized European-style longe lessons. More

Vaulting: For the past 21 years I have also coached vaulting. I’ve held a number of leadership positions in the sport. More

My wonderful clients: They include dedicated amateurs, professionals, and young riders, as well as people specializing in vaulting.

Clinic topics: I am currently featuring The Ultimate Seat and Position Clinic (with Eileen Halloran), and the Show Like A Pro clinic series.  More

I welcome the opportunity to discuss how we might work together to help achieve your equestrian goals. You may contact me by email or on 978.375.5885.

Rachel Markels Webber


  • USDF Silver and Bronze Medallist
  • USDF L judge program graduate
  • Grand Prix Competitor
  • A.L.M., Harvard University; B.A., Mt Holyoke College
  • USEF Technical Delegate
  • FEI Steward for World Equestrian Games
  • 25 years study with Joy Congdon and Kathy Connelly
  • 2009 NEDA scholarship recipient
  • 25 years success as vaulting coach
  • Certified Ride Right Specialist
  • American Vaulting Association (AVA) Board of Directors (2002-2005)
  • Mentored by Stephanie Siemans, (past President of the AVA), Nancy Stevens-Brown, and vaulting gold medalist Jen Williams
  • AVA liaison to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
  • Cliniced with top longe specialists Petra Kirchner and Reiner Heibolt
  • Run City to Saddle vaulting summer program