Welcome to Melissa Allen Dressage LLC


2019 dates to come soon!

Micheal Barisone clinic

All day

Robindale Farm Waxhaw, NC

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2019 dates to come soon!

Micheal Barisone clinic

Micheal is an excellent instructor and coach for any level but also was the coach for several Olympic riders and horses. Tickets can be purchased to audit through Robindale Farm FaceBook page. Contact Melissa if you are interested in riding with Micheal.

All day

Robindale Farm Waxhaw, NC

Also in 2019

We have Christine Traurig coming in 2019!

+ Event Details

Also in 2019

We have Christine Traurig coming in 2019!

We are excited that Christine has agreed to come to Robindale, dates to be announced so keep checking back!

About Melissa


Melissa is a USDF FEI certified instructor and a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist

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 Robindale Farms LLC located in Waxhaw, NC. Robindale is a full service facility with a beautiful covered arena with GGT footing as well as an outdoor. There are plenty of grass turnouts and top notch care for your horses. 



 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. 

Getting to know Melissa

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 Christine Traurig, Lilo Fore and Debbie McDonald. 

Previously with Isabel Werth, Ulla Salzgeber, Steffen Peters, Morten Thompson and Christopher Hickey.

Melissa has been 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 looking forward to building her business in NC and offers training and lessons at Robindale Farm LLC. Contact Melissa for availability and pricing. 




Hulsebos Saddles

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. 

Contact Hulsebos today!

Samshield helmets

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! 

Order from Exeptional Equestrian here!

Alberto Fasciani Dressage boots

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! 

Find your perfect Italian footwear here!


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Melissa Allen Dressage LLC

7414 Broome's Old Mill Road, Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173, United States

(913) 669-4779