Meet Alexis Martin-Vegue

Riding since age seven, Alexis has been a student of horsemanship all her life. She began her education in the hunter and equitation rings learning from long time mentor Carol Goodstein of Springdown Equestrian Center.

In 2002 Alexis started her training business and earned her certification as a level 4 instructor from the Certified Horsemanship Association. She also completed horse and barn care as well as management courses at Sierra College.

After dabbling in many different disciplines she feels most strongly for dressage. While running her own training business she coached the UC Davis Intercolliegiate Dressage team for 4 years. Under Alexis' enthusiastic instruction, her riders qualified for and competed to top ten placings in the Intercolliegiate National Championships. Later, during a 3 year employment at Sandy Savage Dressage, Alexis gained hands on experience in care, management and riding of competition dressage horses of all levels. Also while working with Sandy she earned her USDF Bronze medal aboard her self trained Thouroughbred rescue horse, Crescendo.

Since 2011 Alexis has been the in house trainer for the Pure Spanish Horses of Dorado Andaluz. During that time she has earned her USDF Silver and Gold medals. Most recently, she has participated in clinics and teacher trainings with Mary Wanless on rider biomechanics and on teaching.

Recent Competition Highlights:

2011:

  • USDF All Breeds Champion 3rd level on Fenix XXXIII
  • USDF All breeds Champion Prix St Georges on Botijo M
  • 4th place CDS Horse of the year 3rd level Freestyle

2012:

  • USDF All Breeds Champion Training level on Castiza DA
  • USDF All Breeds Champion Prix St Georges on Fenix XXXIII
  • USDF All Breeds Reserve Champion Grand Prix on Botijo M
  • Pebble Beach Perpetual Trophy Champion Training Level, Castiza DA
  • Series High Score Champion, Star Vaughn Dressage, Castiza DA
  • 4th place CDS Horse of the year Training level (out of a class of more than 30), Castiza DA
  • 4th place CDS Horse of the year 4th level Freestyle, Fenix XXXIII
  • Personal best high score of 77.6% at Training level on Castiza DA, with a season average over 70%

2013:

  • 2013 USDF All Breeds Champion Prix St. Georges, Fenix XXXIII
  • USDF All Breeds Reserve Champion 2nd level, Castiza DA
  • Reserve Champion USDF Region 7, 4th level freestyle, Fenix XXXIII--qualified for the US Dressage Finals in KY
  • 6th place USDF Region 7, Prix St. Georges, Fenix XXXIII, out of more than 20 horses