About Gina

About

Gina is a sought after instructor of advanced riders looking to sharpen their horses and improve their overall performance. Gina is a certified USDF Dressage Instructor and winner of USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

Gina started her training with an icon of dressage, Hilda Gurney. To further her own skills, Gina continues to train with Rachel Saavedra, a Grand Prix trainer, rider, and USDF Fourth Level Certified Instructor and faculty member. In order to stay challenged and seek out fresh ideas, Gina also clinics with top professionals including Steffen Peters, Jean Matute, Bob Tenwolde, Christine Traurig, and Conrad Schmaucher. That focus on mastery allows Gina to inject new concepts into her already successful teaching and training systems.

Gina has led both adult amateurs and juniors to regional and national awards, including qualifying and competing in the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Lexington, KY.

Topline Training - Gina Duran
Topline Training - Gina Duran

Training Philosophy

Gina achieves success with her students, not just in the show ring, but in their relationship with their horse. She focuses on creating a partnership between horse and rider. Her positive approach helps riders notice the subtle details and make the adjustments that will take them to the next level. She works in concert with the student and horse to develop their natural chemistry and athletic ability to evoke their best performance.

Gina offers instruction for both horse and rider from Training through the Grand Prix level. The lesson is tailored to each students goals and learning style. She is thoroughly committed to the success and well-being of her students and horses. Gina also mentors her students in the psychological aspects of training and competing.

Teaching Philosophy

Gina is able to take complex concepts and break them into small understandable steps. She develops her student’s confidence so they can work independently. Gina’s ultimate goal for her students is perfect collection, where the horse’s performance happens naturally with balance, lightness and engagement. She builds this gradually with her students from rhythm to contact to straightness.

Topline Training - Gina Duran
Topline Training - Gina Duran

Horse Sense

A self-made rider, Gina has gained a reputation for outstanding horsemanship. Notably, she has taken horses of varying breeds and levels and developed them into FEI competition quality animals. She puts her expert appraisal of their personalities, athletic abilities and potential to work when guiding students with their own horses or training them for their owners. Because of her knack for pairing horse and rider she is often asked in as a consultant to find the perfect horse and negotiate the purchase.

About

Gina is a sought after instructor of advanced riders looking to sharpen their horses and improve their overall performance. Gina is a certified USDF Dressage Instructor and winner of USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

Gina started her training with an icon of dressage, Hilda Gurney. To further her own skills, Gina continues to train with Rachel Saavedra, a Grand Prix trainer, rider, and USDF Fourth Level Certified Instructor and faculty member. In order to stay challenged and seek out fresh ideas, Gina also clinics with top professionals including Steffen Peters, Jean Matute, Bob Tenwolde, Christine Traurig, and Conrad Schmaucher. That focus on mastery allows Gina to inject new concepts into her already successful teaching and training systems.

Gina has led both adult amateurs and juniors to regional and national awards, including qualifying and competing in the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Lexington, KY.

Training Philosophy

Gina achieves success with her students, not just in the show ring, but in their relationship with their horse. She focuses on creating a partnership between horse and rider. Her positive approach helps riders notice the subtle details and make the adjustments that will take them to the next level. She works in concert with the student and horse to develop their natural chemistry and athletic ability to evoke their best performance.

Gina offers instruction for both horse and rider from Training through the Grand Prix level. The lesson is tailored to each students goals and learning style. She is thoroughly committed to the success and well-being of her students and horses. Gina also mentors her students in the psychological aspects of training and competing.

Teaching Philosophy

Gina is able to take complex concepts and break them into small understandable steps. She develops her student’s confidence so they can work independently. Gina’s ultimate goal for her students is perfect collection, where the horse’s performance happens naturally with balance, lightness and engagement. She builds this gradually with her students from rhythm to contact to straightness.

Horse Sense

Working from the lovely Greenville Equestrian Center in Livermore California, Gina helps her students not only meet, but exceed their riding goals. This has included awards, both as class and show champions, and as year-end national winners in dressage and eventing.

Location

Greenville Equestrian Center
4180 Greenville Road
Livermore, CA 9455

Phone: (925) 858-3933
Email: gina@topline-training.com

Location

Greenville Equestrian Center
4180 Greenville Road
Livermore, CA 9455

Phone: (925) 858-3933
Email: gina@topline-training.com

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