Elizabeth Campbell Felgendreher

    Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Elizabeth shared the love of horses with her father.  As a child, her first serious competition efforts were with hunter ponies under the tutelage of James Cantwell and Pam Cantwell Baker.  State championships and national rankings were achieved by her beloved ponies Polaris Some Fun and Royal Secret.
      As a teenager and young adult, Elizabeth followed her father's interest in Saddlebreds, thereby establishing the connection to Central Kentucky.  Elizabeth and her horses trained for ten years under renowned horsemen Don Harris, Nelson Green, Brent Jacobs, and Sam Brannon.  She accumulated championship titles at the Kentucky State Fair's World Championships, the Lexington Junior League Horse Show, Madison Square Garden, Harrisburg, and Rock Creek.  Among her horses were favorites Hayfield's Grand Fashion, Fleet Victory, Saturday Night, Miss Roz, Sultan's Sabrina, and Royal Flash.
      Elizabeth married Dietrich Felgendreher in 1977 and began her involvement with dressage horses and European warmbloods.  Starting with her first Hanoverian, Aller Lord, who was purchased in Verden Germany in 1978, Elizabeth has successfully competed numerous horses of her own, as well as those of clients, at all levels of dressage.  In the 1980s, with her Danish stallion Palando, she earned the Silver Medal at the US Olympic Festival in Houston and with her Hanoverian gelding Loewenherz she was ranked 12th in the US at PSG/Int.I , participating in Gladstone.  In more recent years Elizabeth has competed her own Oldenburg gelding Armani through Int.I and campaigned Hilltop Farm's Charmant and Biljard.  Elizabeth holds a United States Dressage Federation rider's Gold Medal.

     Elizabeth received her academic education at Norfolk Academy, Middlebury College, and the University of Kentucky.  She and her husband have one son, Matthew, who is a graduate of Woodberry Forest and Rhodes College.
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