About Wes Dunham
Trainer and Coach
Wes is the owner and head instructor at WoodStock Stables based in Millbrook, New York.
Over the years, Wes has brought many horses and riders from Training level into FEI levels of competition.
Additionally, Wes has trained and qualified two riders for the US Paralympic team.
On a daily basis, Wes oversees the training of up to 20 aspiring riders at all levels from children, junior riders to adult amateurs.
His clients are from the US, Ireland, Italy and Chile to name a few.
Additionally, Wes has run a highly recognized SIT program-Summer Intensive Training program from his Millbrook facility.
During the winter/spring season, Wes can be found in Wellington, Florida with many of his students and clients competing at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and the White Fences Equestrian Center.
Some of the highlights to Wes Dunham’s career include, but not limited to:
2012: Trained Donna Ponessa earning her a spot on the US Paralympic Team
2014: Trained Sydney Collier to qualify as the youngest Para Equestrian at the World Equestrian Games in France
2015: Trained Lillian Simons for the US Regional Championships where she placed 1st overall and also the North American Championships (NAYC) to a top 10 finish.
2106: Trained Sydney Collier earning her a spot on the US Dressage Paralympic Team
2018-present: Personally training and coaching Emily Ann Jackowski to several Reserve (2nd place) and Grand Championships (1st place) culminating with her earning a position on the US Junior Dressage Team with a top 13 position on her 1st season competing at this FEI level.
Wes Dunham has a BS in Education and a Masters in Education.
Additionally, Wes is a serious competitor having earned both his Bronze and Silver medal from the US Dressage Federation (USDF) and currently competes at the I2 level in preparation for his Grand Prix debut and earning his Gold US Dressage medal.
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Additionally, Emily also trains with Courtney King-Dye. Courtney King-Dye is an American equestrian who competed at both the Olympics and Internationally. King-Dye became a student of Olympic equestrian Lendon Gray at age 17. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004. She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, originally placing 13th in the individual competition and fourth in the team event.
Emily also trains with Susanne Hamiliton. Susanne is a licensed official “S” Dressage Judge as well as a USDF Gold Medalist. Susanne is a Grand Prix CDI competitor based out of Florida and Maine.