USDF Gold, Silver, Bronze Medalist.
Graduate of Pacific Coast Equestrian and research farm, Assistant Instructor certificate
National All Breeds PHR Grand Prix Champion 2012
Vintage Cup Grand Prix Champion 2012
Two time Past President of CDS, Vice President of USDF, Member of USEF Dressage Committee, currently Member of CDS executive board, USDF Sport Horse Committee and editorial board.
Presenter of sport horse Seminar at Hilltop Farm in Colora MD
On the panel of CDS Symposium in Sacramento Ca. 2014
Horses Graceful Times: Grand Prix Friesian/Thoughbred Cross mare, Champion or Res Champion in all Levels in Performance Horse Registry.
Bravara: Friesian/ thoughbred cross, mare, working Fourth level
Remington: Friesian cross pinto gelding, working Fourth level and currently showing
Presenter at the Pacific Sport Horse Selection Sale in 2014 on Choosing the Appropriate Dressage Horse Prospect and How to Increase Your Dressage Test Score.
2015 USDF Region 7 General Membership Organization Volunteer of the Year!!! Melissa has a long history of leadership in CDS and USDF. Her innovative programs and awards continue to benefit, inspire and reward members of the dressage community. Programs including the CDS Regional Adult Amateurs Competition (RAAC) Roses Award for over 50 riders, and awards program for the critical and all important scribes in our shows were intitated by her. The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented at the USDF Annual meeting by President George Williams.