Dressage Training

Mobile Instruction and Clinics

Offering lessons throughout the San Diego area. Located in the foothills of the Cuyamaca mountains in East San Diego County. I welcome dressage students of all ages and skill levels. Available for clinics locally and nationally. 
~ Elizabeth Johnson

News ~ Student News ~ Philosophy

Drawing by Jayne Hazard

“… I’ve learned and understood much better the mechanics of collection and importance of correct seat. Elizabeth’s directions were very clear and specific. She helped me to achieve significant improvement in effectiveness of my hands and leg cues. On top of that her patience and cheerful, pleasant attitude made the whole experience more enjoyable.” ~ Maggie

What’s New?

Clinic & Show Info, Updates, Horses

March 4th Clinic Openings, & Workshop Info

**** 2 openings have become available for the clinic on Mar 4!! If you would like to ride please PM or email me and let me know!

**** Auditors at Peppertree are welcome, encouraged and free!!!

**** I have decided to postpone the workshop until I can use Artisan. He is needing some time off and I hope to have him back in work soon. I will post as soon as I know.

**** Anyone who was wanting to come to the workshop is welcome to come and meet at the barn anytime so we can get to know each other. PM or email me to make a time!!

This week’s adventures!!!

This week I am going to go to the USDF Trainer’s Conference in Del Mar to add to continuing education! Should be an interesting couple days.

And then off to the SD Chapter show this coming weekend Feb 10-11. Karen and Shane will be riding!!!

Ride Times
Karen’s times are:
2/10/2018 Saturday 2:14 PM 229 Q First – 4th Musical Freestyle Test of Ch
2/11/2018 Sunday 3:34 PM 329 Q First – 4th Musical Freestyle Test of Ch

Shane’s times are:
2/10/2018 Saturday 1:05 PM 205 First 2
2/10/2018 Saturday 1:43 PM 206 First 3
2/11/2018 Sunday 10:47 AM 305 First 2
2/11/2018 Sunday 11:25 AM 306 First 3

From Our Facebook Page



My goal as an instructor is to foster creative thought processes and training strategies that allow us to realize how we can make clearer aids creating less tension between horse and rider while maintaining quality balanced work.
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Show Results, Tips & Resources

Show Results / Congratulations!!!!

I am so proud of everyone who competed this weekend!!
At Copper Meadows:
Erna and Rip  came in 7th over all and had a great dressage test. (the important part..lol)
Jessin Had a super dressage test but unfortunately had some trouble on the cross country.
I did not connect with Fran but it looks like things went well.
PVRA riders stole the show in their classes!!
Carol got a high 69 on her first outing with her young horse winning her class!!
Laura got a high 66% and a  69% first level winning both of her classes!!
GREAT JOB ladies! Proud of all of you.  Hopefully pictures soon!

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“Thank you to owner/trainers Elizabeth Johnson and Katie Johnson for organizing the 8-horse adjusting clinic today at Artisan Dressage in El Cajon. I am continually impressed with how you both look at the whole horse for possible sources of discomfort, both inside & out. You gals, your horses, and your clients ROCK!”
Dawn Fletcher / Equine Chiropractor