Ange Bean’s enthusiasm and strong communication skills make her a dynamic educator. Her education includes four apprentice years under three well-known trainers (Gina Krueger - USDF instructor, Lorinda Lende - FEI competitor, and Claudia Garner - Bereiter) and on-going long-term study with prominent instructors (Scott Hassler, Jeanne McDonald, and Lendon Gray), as well an academic background in journalism and biology. Her ongoing commitment to her education includes as annual trips to the FEI Trainer’s Conference and various Judge’s Clinics. This diversity and dept of theoretical base gives her a strong depth of knowledge to find the “right way to make it click” with students.
Her commitment to her education carries over to the competition ring, with both students and horses excelling in multiple disciplines. A regular in the victory gallops herself, her students have been blue-ribbon winners at Dressage at Devon and nationally ranked in dressage, eventing and endurance.
In the saddle, Ange’s specialty is developing each horse to its potential, regardless of breed. Her horses compete consistently in the dressage ring, with local, regional, national, and BLM ribbons in her collection. Her credentials include L graduate with distinction, ARIA Level 3 certified in Dressage and Stable Management, USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, Freestyle Bronze and Silver Medals, and YDHTS Alumni.
Out of the saddle, Ange is often asked to speak to groups such as GMOs , local barns, and the WIT program, where her public speaking clearly shows her enthusiasm to educate about her sport. In addition, her thoughts are regularly published in her personal blog, http://equichic.blogspot.com/, various Dressage Newsletters (OVCTA News, DVCTA Newsletter, Centerline Reader, SCDCTA Magazine, Morgan Extensions), and national magazines (Riding Instructor Magazine, American Morgan Horse Magazine and USDF Connections).
Ange instructs and develops horses and riders at Straight Forward Dressage in Elverson, PA. She also travels thought the United States as a clinician and has completed the small r training program in 2019.