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Mimi Stanley has her sights set on the US International Equestrian Team. She received her USDF Bronze Medal in 2005, her USDF Silver Medal in 2006 and her USDF Gold Medal in 2008. In 2012, she was awarded the USDF Freestyle Gold Bar. She received her Training Level Rider Performance Award in 2005, First Level Rider Performance Award in 2005, and her Second Level Rider Performance Award in 2005. In 2008 she was a working student at Tempel Lipizzan Farms for the spring and had the opportunity to ride in performances.
Mimi has earned 17 USDF All Breeds Championships or Reserve Championships, including the USDF Young Rider Grand Prix. In 2010, she was one of only four young riders from the US chosen by the Dressage Foundation to experience international-level dressage in Europe on the Olympic Dream Team. In 2014, she was selected to attend the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. To date, she has earned 18 National Championships and 12 Reserve National Championships at Arabian Sport Horse National competitions. Mimi continues her regular training with German Dressage Master Conrad Schumacher.
Mimi’s Grand Prix dressage horse, EA Cygnus, was the only Arabian to be awarded the Adequan/USDF Jr/Young Rider Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Cygnus was also the first Arabian and second horse of any breed to earn a prestigious USDF Horse Performance Certificate at EVERY level of dressage – Training through Grand Prix – a feat requiring more than 90 qualifying scores.