Sunday, September 15, 2013

Announcing Plans for the Renate Lansburgh Dressage Arena

Although she’s been retired for several years, many boarders and friends of Course Brook Farm have worked closely with Renate Lansburgh. Originally from Germany, Renate moved to the US in 1956. She competed in dressage and eventing until she decided to focus exclusively on dressage in 1981. She competed to the FEI levels in dressage, earned USDF bronze and silver medals, and is an “R” judge. She has been a fixture around New England shows and training facilities for many years. 

Photo courtesy of Gretchen Almy Designs

CBF boarder and student of Renate, Rica Trujillo remarks: “Renate was always very correct in her training. Some of what she taught me I didn't fully appreciate at the time, but with more experience I have come to realize how valuable her lessons were. Her love of horses and concern for their wellbeing was apparent in the way she taught and her approach to training.”

Renate continues to be an integral and valuable member of our community and to honor her Course Brook will be dedicating a new regulation-sized dressage arena as the Renate Lansburgh Dressage Arena. There will be a dedication ceremony and we are working out the details hopefully to arrange for Renate to attend.

CBF is currently launching a fundraiser to support the construction of the arena to honor this exceptional horsewoman and individual. If you are interested in contributing to the effort, you can find more information at, or contact CBF’s general manager, Sharon Cora, at

We are privileged to call Renate a friend of Course Brook and hope that this gesture will express our gratitude for her numerous contributions to our community.

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