About Ben Albright
Ben's horse journey started in 2004 at age 11 when he and his family
moved to a small farm in Manchester, Maryland. His first horse, Star,
was a coming three year old, 17 hand Percheron/Thoroughbred
gelding that led him to many open doors of the working student
industry. Starting with local trainer Jackie Hyde, he later went to work
for other leading professionals including Reitlehrer, Felicitas Von
Neumann-Cosel, James Armstrong, Lars Peterson, former USEF
Young Horse Coach, Scott Hassler, Kim and Yvonne Barteau, and
Under these mentors and through his own desire to learning the trade,
Ben was able to develop a deep understanding of dressage theory and
turn it into an undeniable program that applies to every student and
mount he is fortunate enough to work with. Ben possesses an
outstanding feel and grounds himself through the principles of striving
to be the best horseman he can, to truly appreciate the horses for what
they are and everything they teach and give us.
During these working years, Ben had some major achievements. By age 20, he was the highest ranked U25 Grand Prix rider in the country, and was one of the youngest riders to receive his bronze, silver, and gold rider performance medals. He was also the second youngest Centerline Scores 5 star ranked rider upon completion.
Ben has multiple wins with several horses on the path to Grand Prix and
has trained over 20 horses to FEI level. He prides himself in having the
ability to guide a horse to their full potential as quick as possible, and never
in a way that would subject them to jeopardizing their health, soundness,
or happiness and mental engagement.
Ben's training method focuses on classical principles, lightness of aids,
correctness of gaits and proper biomechanics that preserve the health and
longevity of both horse and rider in a practical and straightforward system.
When he has a second away from the horses, Ben enjoys hanging out with his dog, Preston, working out in the gym, having fun in DC, dreaming of beach vacations, and watching both documentaries and the always classic, That 70's Show.