Jeremy Steinberg made his first appearance at a national venue in 1996 at the USDF Young Rider Championship where he earned Individual Gold and helped to win the Team Silver for Region 6. Since then, he has gained much attention in regional and national dressage press as "one to watch" among world class US competitors. He has been featured by numerous magazines over the years.
For more than a dozen years, Jeremy trained with the late Dietrich von Hopffgarten. Jeremy also rode at the Gestut Vorwerk in Germany, training with Martina and Ralf Hannover, long time pupils of the late Herbert Rehbein. Jeremy now trains annually with Guenter Seidel and USET Coach Klaus Balkenhol, along with Debbie McDonald whenever the opportunity arises.
Jeremy's 2001 accomplishments included a highly praised appearance as demo rider at the USDF Isabel Werth Symposium and as a competitor in the USET Festival of Champions, an invitation-only event featuring the top 12 FEI riders in the nation, based on scores from regional championships. Jeremy was a demo rider during the 2002 USDF Convention's symposium, held at Devonwood and led by Debbie McDonald.
Recently, Jeremy and two of his students, Canadian trainer Courtenay Frazier and Junior Taryn Briones, were demo riders at the 2007 USDF - FEI Level Jan Brink Trainer's Conference in Sacramento. Jeremy and his most recent FEI partner, Parocco, had extremely successful show seasons in 2005, 2006 and early 2007 at Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. This exceptional partnership resulted in their making the 2007 US League Final and earning the invitation to compete in the invitational competition at the World Cup before Parocco's well deserved retirement.
In 2008 Jeremy and his partner the liver chestnut mare Elisienne (owned by Jessica Lyman) made their debut at PSG qualifying for the National Developing Horse Championships, but declined the invitation to compete to focus on training for the GP. In 2009 Elisienne started her GP career with scores in the mid to high 60's her first time out. Currently Jeremy and Elisienne have their sights set on the selection trials for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
Jeremy operated his business, Steinberg Dressage Training, in Southern California and Colorado before returning to his home area of Seattle in Spring, 2002. In 2004 Jeremy took a 6 month break from his own business to run Robert Dover's training business in Wellington, Florida while the Olympian was busy traveling and competing as a member of the United States Dressage Team.
Jeremy trains and instructs at Traumhof in Carnation, WA (www.ldf-farms.com). Jeremy teaches daily lessons to riders of all levels, as well as riding up to ten horses per day, training and showing horses from Training Level through Grand Prix. Horses Jeremy has trained up through the Grand Prix level include Sinbad, Hawkesbury, Valiant Prince, Axyonx, Hallmark, Grand Glissando, Eloge II, Parocco, Frisco and most recently Elisienne.
Jeremy enjoys teaching, emphasizing an environment conducive to learning classical dressage and good horsemanship. His goal is for students to understand the basic philosophies of dressage, enabling them to work successfully with their own horses. Jeremy has become a much sought after clinician in the United States and Canada.