Exciting news: Verena will be blogging for The Chronicle Of The Horse during her time coaching at the Pan Am Games in Mexico! Here’s her first post, in which she, the girls and the horses arrive in Mexico for the first time.

It’s amazing the twists and turns you make in your life and how fate plays its role in creating chance meetings that turn into life-changing experiences.

I am a dressage trainer born in Germany and trained in Holland. I am currently based in Somis, Calif., where I train and compete for VS Dressage. I’ve had the great pleasure of training both Franchesca Liauw and Ursula Lange, both riders for the Puerto Rican team, which is how I got here, and where my story begins.

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