Head Trainer - Western Dressage
Andrea became a rider at a very young age. She started her riding career in Jefferson County 4-H where she learned horsemanship and began showing. As she entered her early teen years she started her showing career in Western Pleasure with the Appaloosa and American Paint Horse Association.
When Andrea was in high school she unfortunately lost both of her show horses and was left in a moment of change. She decided to pursue Dressage and was riding with some upper level Dressage Trainers. She began competing on her Trainer's horses, while practicing at home in her western saddle and on her stock horses.
In 2006, Andrea took a break from Dressage and pursued becoming Miss Evergreen Rodeo. She traveled the PRCA Rodeo circuit through Colorado and Wyoming with her horse, Cheyenne. Some of the larger rodeos she attended were National Western Stock Show and Cheyenne Frontier Days.
While in college Andrea took a couple year break from any kind of competitive riding. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She specialized in marketing, advertising and public speaking. While in college she sold real estate as a broker to pay for her schooling. When she graduated she decided to pursue the corporate world.
Right out of college she took a job as the Marketing Director for an Avaya reseller. After working for Avaya, she took a job as an Underwriter for Bank of America. She quickly worked her way up the corporate ladder over the course of two years. She became the Workflow Coordinator where she managed 400 people's workflow, an average of 1200 loans a day and 4 assistance. This was a lot for a 24 year old and she decided corporate world was for the birds!
While working at Bank of America she became good friends with a Hunter Jumper Trainer. Andrea started to help her after work with some of her horses in training. Later she began investing in horses for she and the Trainer to train and sell. Being at the barn was the best part of her stressful day and she began dreaming of spending her days with horses.
In 2014, Andrea ventured out on her own as a full-time all around Western Horse Trainer. She worked in a small outdoor facility where she taught western lessons on her one lesson horse and worked with mostly behavioral tune-up horses. In 2015, she learned that Western Dressage was an actual discipline and the light bulb came on for a specific direction to master.
Once she had Western Dressage in her sights it was game on! This was a tough discipline to break into as it was in it's very infantry stages. Over the course of three years of very hard work, training with some of the top Grand Prix level trainers in the state, with some of the founders of Western Dressage and becoming involved in the associations, Andrea is finally a recognized Western Dressage Trainer!
2017 was her most notable year to date. She built up a great show team who traveled to most of the Western Dressage shows on the front range. With the Western Dressage Association of Colorado she took the Championship for the Open Basic division on her new Appaloosa. Her student took Reserve Amateur in Intro. She and a couple of her students attended the 2017 World Championships in Guthrie, OK. She was the youngest Trainer to attend the World Show and her junior rider took Top Ten in Junior Intro on her welsh pony.
2018 was a great year! Andrea relocated Osmond Equestrian to a new facility (Table Mountain Ranch, aka TMR) located in Golden. The facility is a performance barn with 4 wonderful trainers. There is a formal dressage arena, where they also hold USDF shows. Andrea had a successful showing season with her students winning several daily championships. She also had another successful year competing at the Western Dressage World Championships 2018 on her client's mustang, THUNDER!
2019 is looking awesome. Andrea has now started incorporating Ranch Riding into her program!