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Weekend Equestrian Program


Vicki Hammers-O'Neil

Vicki is a USDF Certified Instructor Tr-4th levels and an active member of the USDF Instructor Certification Faculty, as well as a USPC National Examiner.  As a dressage trainer and instructor, Vicki has been training riders of all ages and levels, in Central Connecticut, as well as teaching clinics throughout the United States for over 30 years. Vicki is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, and has won numerous local and regional awards.  in the past, Vicki has trained with Kathy Connelly, Lendon Gray, Gunnar Ostergaard, and Pam Goodrich. Currently, she is training with two-time Para-Olympic coach and former USDF chairman, Sharon Schneidman. 

As one of their most popular speakers for both instructors and youth, Vicki is a familiar face at the D4K Weekend Equestrian Program, and has had several articles published in both Dressage Today and the USDF Connection, as well as being a contributor to the USDF Instructor Education Manuals. For 10 years, Vicki was the Youth Education Coordinator and chef d’equipe for the CDA Youth Teams who had competed successfully at Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival. 

Vicki’s positive teaching style makes her a popular clinician, writer, lecturer, adult camp instructor, and trainer.