“My goal is to represent the US internationally at the Grand Prix Level, and develop multiple horses and riders to the FEI levels.” Ali Brock
I started my riding career as a horse–crazy kid growing up in the State of Hawaii. I started riding at the age of 7, taking dressage lessons when I was 10, but also jumped, rode western, and was very active in Pony Club. At the age of 17 I left Hawaii to pursue a career in dressage, and was a working student for the following professionals: Colter Slocum (Phoenix, AZ), Jim Eldridge (Southlake, TX), Linda Landers (Independence, MO), Lauren Sammis (Wellington, FL), and most notably Sue Blinks (Wellington, FL).
It was excellent timing for me to work for Sue, as she was aiming for a slot on the 2002 US WEG Team with Flim Flam. It was an incredible experience as a 22 year old to accompany Sue on her journey to the WEG, starting with the qualifying shows, to the selection trials at Gladstone, then on to Germany for two months to train and compete with Klaus Balkenhol, and finally the WEG in Jerez, Spain. The US won the Silver Medal!! It was an eye–opening trip for me, and it was fantastic to be around such incredible professionals such as Klaus Balkenhol, Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel, and Christine Traurig. The entire experience really helped shape me as a professional.
With Sue, I developed my first FEI horse from start to finish. My time working for Sue was a “college education” for me in training, horsemanship, and stable management. I still rely heavily on the foundation I received while with her.
I worked for Sue full time until the middle of ‘03 then branched out and had my own freelancing business in Wellington, and continued to work for her part time. When Sue decided to move to the West Coast in the fall of ‘04, I was offered a job working for her previous sponsors and Flim Flam’s owners: Fritz and Claudine Kundrun. The Kundrun’s are passionate dressage enthusiasts, and were interested in sponsoring and developing another rider to the highest levels of competitive dressage. I have been head trainer for them at DeerMeadow Farms ever since!
My goal is to represent the US internationally at the Grand Prix Level, and develop multiple horses and riders to the FEI levels.
I have been able to take the Kundrun’s horses to train and compete abroad on several different occasions. I spent 7 months training and competing in Southern California with Sue Blinks from 2006 to 2007, and almost a year doing the same in Sweden with Jan Brink from 2008 to 2009. From April 2011 to October 2012 I was based in Coolham, UK with Kyra Kyrklund and Richard White. Rosevelt competed in national I 2 classes scoring up to 73.6% and Schumacher won the British International 6 year old Championship with 8.8. I returned back to Wellington FL at the end of 2012 and started competing Rosevelt at I2. He ended his I2 career on 75% and started competing in National GP’s in the spring of 2013.
In 2014, Rosevelt won the Dressage at Lexington GP $1,000 Challenge with 77% and I rode his barn mate Os Nervi to 2nd place in the same class with a 74%. Rosevelt went on to win the CDI GP and GPS at Dressage at Devon that fall. Os Nervi won the Region 1 Open GP championships with a score of 70.5%, and was the US PRE HOY at GP with a final average of 70.5%.
All of these opportunities have been invaluable for me as a rider, competitor, trainer, and teacher.
Some of My Accomplishments Include:
- Adequan Global Dressage Festival 12 CDI 3* GP 1st place and 1st Place in the GPS. March/April 2016
- Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CDI 4* GPS 1st place, 2nd in GP. March 2016
- Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3 CDI-W GPF 2nd place. January 2016
- Ranked 6th overall for the European Observation Events for Olympic team selection for 2016
- Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1 CDI 3* GP 1st place and 2nd Place in the GPS. January 2015
- Adequan Global Dressage Festival 5 CDI 3* GP 1st place and 5th in GPF.
- US Nations Cup Team Gold April 2015
- 5th Place Munich CDI 3* GP and GPS 2015
- 2nd Place Achleiten CDI 4* GP and GPS 2015
- Traveling Reserve for US Pan American Dressage Team to Toronto 2015
- Ranked 4th overall coming into the US Festival of Champions for 2015
I am currently aiming for a spot on the US Olympic Team for Rio in 2016 on Rosevelt.
I am available on a limited basis for lessons, full training, and clinics. Please contact me directly for pricing and more information.