Leif Aho is an FEI dressage trainer and competitor who resides in Wellington, Florida at Free Spirit Friesians Farm, which he owns and operates along with his wife Marissa and daughter Ezmae. Leif is a USDF Silver medalist, and is halfway to getting his Gold. Leif and his self trained mount, Taeke V, a 1998 Friesian gelding, recently were invited to compete at the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey in the Brentina Cup. They finished 9th in the nation! They will be debuting in the Grand Prix this winter season (2012-2013). They were also the Region 3 Open 4th level Champion’s in 2011, and at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, were awarded the High Point Circuit Awards of the entire 2012 show season in the Brentina Cup Test with a 66.538% and in the FEI Test of Choice with a 70.132%.
Leif is actively coached by the US Olympic dressage team reserve rider, Heather Blitz and by Mary Wanless, who is the leading bio-mechanics researcher and coach in the world for riders.Leif specializes in coaching correct rider bio-mechanics, and trains his horses using the same methods.
Learn more at www.freespiritfriesians.com.
Praise For Herbsmith
Leif uses Herbsmith products for Taeke for joint support and calming. He loves the results that he has seen with the products. Leif’s current young horse, Donatucci, a 4 year old Oldenburg stallion is also on Herbsmith’s products, and is benefiting greatly from them. Leif feels it is very important for his horses to use as much natural products as possible, and to limit them from as many toxins as possible from the artificial chemicals found in many other products. This is why Leif loves Herbsmith’s all natural herbal supplements and liniment for his equine partners.