Lori Berger is an ARIA -certified professional equestrian instructor, trainer, and coach with extensive experience coaching in a number of disciplines, with a focus on dressage.
Lori taught at Dartmouth College’s Morton Farm Riding Center for eleven years, during which time she was the intercollegiate dressage team coach.
In 2002, 2003 and 2004 she qualified teams of junior riders from the Green Mountain Horse Association for the Northeast Young Rider Championships. In ‘02 one team member received the High Score Mare Award on Lori's horse Georgi Girl; in ’03 the team placed in the Top Three, followed by a team gold in ’04.
For a number of years Lori worked in partnership with the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, VT where she completed fifteen years of teaching their Adult Horsemanship Clinic. She also taught their Jr. Horsemanship Camp, where for several years she was responsible for instructor training. Over the years she has been an active presenter at the GMHA Winter Education Series as well as a speaker at many local riding and driving clubs, delivering lectures on any number of equine-related topics.
An active competitor, Lori holds 3 World titles in western dressage with her mare Calyxa, as well as numerous local and state awards. She has earned 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards from the WDAA.
Lori has been coaching the Vermont Tech IDA team at Vermont Tech since its inception in 2015, becoming a Varsity sport in 2017. She also instructs in the classroom, teaching Riding Instruction I and II (Biomechanics of Equitation and Equestrian Communication, respectively), and has been with the VTC Equine Studies Program since its founding. She owns and runs a private boarding and training facility in Tunbridge, VT.