KW Dressage, owned and operated by Karen Whitman, has been in business for 20 years. During those 20 years we have been exclusively located in the Boulder, CO area. KW Dressage is now located at Nighthawk Equestrian Center where Karen is the Barn Manager and one of the Owners.
Karen's love for the sport of dressage began at a young age. Her mom took her to New Lebanon Valley, NY Speedway to see the Lippizian Stallions perform. Karen was enchanted by the artistry and team work. It set the course for her lifetime passion for dressage.
Karen is a USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold Medalist, currently competing at the Grand Prix level. She has worked diligently to continue learning and showing at higher levels. Karen has students that have been with her for many years. All these students have progressed through many levels of dressage. One of the reasons for this team's success, is that Karen enjoys their victories as much as they do. Karen enjoys teaching students that are passionate about learning, no matter what their skill level.
Karen has taken two students to the NAJYRC Championships, one gold medal and one silver medal to show off when they arrived home. Both students are still involved with dressage.
Karen has had the privilege of working with her long time mentor Susan Martin as well as: Lilo Fore, Conrad Schumacher and Kathy Connelly.
A large part of Karen's success is her love for and understanding of the horses she surrounds herself with.