“Arlene “Tuny” Page began her professional riding career as a three-day event
rider who always had a tremendous respect for the art of dressage and for
those who could do it well. Her respect also extended to the horses she rode.
In the early `90s, Page’s transition to the world of dressage was complete.
Although she has worked with a variety of talented people, Page says that
Klaus Balkenhol has made the major difference in her career because of his
experience and perspective as a rider, trainer and coach.
So far in 2006, Page and the up-and-coming Wild One have won the USEF
National Grand Prix Freestyle Championship in Wellington, Florida, where they
also placed first in the U.S. League Final CDI-W for the World Cup. In 2005,
Wild One and Page saw success when they finished first at the CDI*** in
Darien, Connecticut, and were second at the 2005 USEF National Grand Prix
Dressage Championships in Gladstone, New Jersey. Page also qualified for
and competed in the 2004 Olympic Selection Trials. Wild One is a 10-year-old Hannoverian gelding by Wanderer out of Graefin that Page has owned for four years.
When she’s not with her horses, Page enjoys spending time with her daughter, Charlotte, and her husband, Dave.” As quoted by the United States Equestrian Federation, Team USA Guide, 2006.