|* Ride on the Edge *|
|Gwen Poulin has been riding horses even before she could walk. In her earliest years she bounced around on the ponies, learning the basics. When she was about eleven, she received a 5 year old welsh pony named Robin as a birthday gift. Over the years and with the help from her parents, Gwen trained Robin up the levels. Together with Robin, Gwen participated in the very first Junior Dressage Team Championships (1997) and was on the bronze medal team. Not only did they win a bronze medal, Gwen and Robin were the highest scoring pony combination there. Gwen also earned her United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze and Silver medals on Robin.|
Gwen then went on to compete at the North American Young Rider Championships (NAYRC) in 1999, 2000 and 2001. She came home with three team gold medals and two individual silver medals. She was selected for the Young Rider Olympic Dream Program and was selected to participate in the first Young Horse Trainers Symposium held at Hilltop farm with Scott Hassler and Ulf Moller. Gwen has also been a demonstration rider for many USDF and NADTC sympiousums. Gwen is currently focusing on her own horse, Pyrmont, whom she has raised and is showing successfully at Grand Prix. In 2008 she earned her USDF Gold medal on Pyrmont, completeing all three of her medals on horses she has trained. Along with Pyrmont, she is campaigning the dutch gelding Much Ado in the CDI arenas and has made the USEF Dressage High Performance Long List. Gwen has also worked with the following: Natalie Lamping, the late Franz Rochowansky, Dr. Volker Moritz, Mariette Withages, Jean Bemelmans, Ingrid Klimke, Christoph Hess and Debbie Mcdonald. She hopes to one day represent America in the Olympics and also become a dressage judge.