Melissa is a USDF FEI certified instructor and a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist.
She offers training, clinics, lessons and sales.
Melissa offers lessons and training out of McNeely Farms in Waxhaw NC. With a beautiful setting, there is one covered arena with excellent footing and an oversized outdoor arena with a custom built drainage system. There are plenty of grass turnouts and top notch care for your horses with on sight supervision day and night.
Melissa has several sales horses and will be happy to assist you in finding your next dream horse. She has many connections across the US and in Holland that are trustworthy to assist in purchasing your new horse.
Melissa grew up in Lincoln, NE where she was involved in Pony Club. She competed in NAYRC in 1997 where Region 4 took the bronze medal. She then moved to CA to work as a working student and competed at PSG earning her USDF sliver medal.
She moved to Kansas City in 2001, she graduated from massage therapy school and started her own training business. She started young horses, rode training horses, earning her bronze medal on a sales horse. She taught riders of all levels and also earned her USDF gold medal that year.
She went through the USDF Certified instructor program and was certified through 4th level, the highest at that time. It was then she met Lilo Fore and started to clinic with her.
Melissa grew her business with assisting clients in Regional championship wins, earning USDF medals, US National finals wins, Horse of the Year awards and many national horse show wins.
Melissa has been competitive on horses she has started and trained up to FEI as well as showing client horses with many regional and national wins.
Melissa earned her USDF FEI certification in 2015, being one of five in the country at that time certified at that level.
She has ridden with top trainers/instructors, currently working with Katherine Bateson and cliniced with Christine Traurig, Lilo Fore and Debbie McDonald.
Previously with Isabel Werth, Ulla Salzgeber, Steffen Peters, Morten Thompson and Christopher Hickey.
Melissa was involved in the Kansas City Dressage Society for many years, most recently serving as the Sponsorship chair. She helped KCDS attain level sponsors, class sponsors and also designed a show program with sponsors advertising that was available at the horse shows.
She married her husband, Will in 2005 and decided to move her business to Waxhaw, North Carolina.
Melissa is building her business in NC and offers training and lessons as well as clinics. Contact Melissa for availability and pricing.
Hulsebos Saddles are from The Netherlands and offer beautifully crafted dressage and jumping saddles. They have been a sponsor for Melissa Allen Dressage for over 12 years and have outstanding customer service. They come to the states almost all year round as they travel to one location 2x a year to ensure proper saddle fitting.
Samshield offers a variety of styles and colors of helmets for all riders. They are very comfortable and stylish! They also have gloves and breeches!
Beautifully crafted Italian boots that are custom made or you can order stock boots. These boots offer everything a rider could want! They also offer eventing and jumping boots as well as fashion for everyday!