Karin Glynn has been riding Dressage at a competitive level for over twenty years, training riders and their horses from Training through FEI levels.
Karin has a deep passion for both horse and rider. She has earned the Kansas City Dressage Society (KCDS) Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and holds numerous year-end awards.
In addition Karin has won the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze & Silver Medals, the German FN Bronze Apptaichen and numerous other local and National championship wins.
Jerry Glynn, though mostly hands-off on the day-to-day operations, has been involved with Karin's horses from the start. Jerry has been instrumental in providing the encouragement and support necessary to compete at this level.
Karin Glynn Dressage
Karin grew up in Dokka, Norway near Lillehamar, the homeplace of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Karin's family has been in the forestry business for 200 years. Horses have traditionally been part of the logging industry, so it’s no surprise that Karin had a Shetland pony named Ponyman at an early age (and also a black lab named Bumse).
With the support and encouragement of her Mother, Karin started riding lessons at age 7. Her horse, a warmblood mare named Sjoka, was quite a challenge! But Karin learned how to handle the mare and her riding steadily improved. At age 16 Karin won her first medals in show jumping, cross-country and steeplechase – an exciting accomplishment for a 16 year old.
In 1990 Karin traveled to vist her two brothers who were both living in California. While in the United States Karin became a working student for Olympic Dressage rider Leslie Morse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. She later also worked in the Bay Area at the Golden Gate Park hunter jumper stable and Lisa Devito Equestrian Center.
Karin riding the late NAVARRE GF, sire of her main competition mount, stallion LAZARO MHF
However, Karin quickly realized her true calling and passion was Dressage. She discovered that her German neighbors to the south were the experts in this discipline. So in 1992 Karin began study at the Westfalen Riding & Driving School in Munster under Herr Putz. Karin recalls the thrill of riding a Schoolmaster and truly understanding for the first time what Dressage should feel like. Karin studied hard and completed her FN Bronze Apptaichen in Germany after 3 months of training.
In 1997 Karin and her American husband, Jerry, moved to Kansas City where she became a member of the KCDS (Kansas City Dressage Society) while working at Landers Farms. During her time at Landers she trained extensively with the noted German Dressage instructor Michael Beining.
In 2000 Karin once again spent 3 months in Germany for an intense Dressage apprenticeship at one of the premier dressage barns in Warendorf. In 2007 Karin trained for 3 months at Temple Farms in Chicago with top German instructor Jochen Hippenstiel. In addition Karin has participated in clinics with several famous Dressage horsemen, including Conrad Shumaker and Steffen Peters.
To round out her skills Karin has also worked with noted Western & Natural Horsemanship trainers.
Currently Karin, along with her husband Jerry, stand and compete the PRE Andalusian stallion, Lazarro MHF. Karin offers her experience and expertise as both a Classic Dressage Trainer, Western Dressage Trainer, Coach and Clinician.
If you're intereted in a new Dressage mount, the Glynn's offer a limited number of quality Andalusians and Half-Andalusians for sale - trained and conditioned by Karin.
If you're looking for a charismatic and kind instructor for lessons, or someone to train your up-and-coming Dressage prospect, Karin is an excellent choice.
When you're looking for an exceptional stallion to breed your mare to, we invite you to consider Lazarro MHF.