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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 28, 2007

    Default Need a Freestyle Designer

    Hey everyone,

    I am currently in the process of putting together a freestyle at Intermediare I.

    I am planning on doing the choreography myself, but need professional help with the music. I don't have either the talent or the patience to put together the music myself.

    I am working with a limited budget. I've done a quick search online, and everything runs a minimum of $1000... up to $3500 or more for FEI Levels.

    Can anyone recommend someone at a much lower cost? I already have a pretty good idea as for what music I want.

    I am located in Richmond, VA, but since I've already done the choreography and some musical selection myself, I'm not really sure that the location of the designer matter.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Spotsylvania, VA


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 5, 2000


    We just had a really good freestyle clinic here in GA with Cynthia Collins of Luna Tunes. Most folks came in with music in mind (brought in their ipods, etc.), but they ended up using other music from Cynthia's extensive library because it suited their horse better. One person had a freestyle that had been designed by someone else, but it was pretty obvious it wasn't going to work, so she scrapped it in favor of one designed by Cynthia. It was really educational and fun to see the horses "picking" out their music - very obvious how they liked some pieces and didn't like others.

    She provides tempo matching, music selection, choreography, computerized editing, etc. - pretty much will handle as much or as little of the process as you need. She has a lot of successful clients (including Hilda Gurney, Debbie Hill, Whit Watkins, Heather Mason, etc.), and her prices seem quite reasonable - looks like they are based on the level of freestyle (i.e., $700 for Training / First Level, up to $1200 for GP). Her web site is .

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2000
    Columbia, Maryland


    I know two FEI riders in Northern VA that put together FEI level freestyles for other riders. If interested, let me know and I will provide contact info.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 19, 2012
    South Burlington, VT


    Ruth Hogan-Poulsen is just awesome to work with. Her freestyles have been used by riders at the WEG and Paralympics.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 27, 2002
    Arlington, VA US


    How about Adrianne or Stephanie? Stephanie Alvord
    Stephanie Alvord is a USDF Gold, Silver, & Bronze medalist and she has earned her Gold, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bars. She has also earned the German FN Bronze and Silver Reitabzeichen (Riders Badge) while training and competing in Germany from 1994-98. Currently, Stephanie rides her Oldenburg, Dreamboy, and together they have had competitive success at Intermediare and Grand Prix. She is also competing with Graf Alpha at Intermediare. Stephanie coached the United States Pony Club Quadrille Team, winners of the Quadrille Freestyle and the USPC Robert Dover Freestyle Pins in 2008. Stephanie owns and manages Clover Hill Farm, in Waterford, Va
    Appy Trails,
    Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
    member VADANoVA

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