About Me - Maryanna Danielson - Bay Area Dressage Training at Woodmyst


A lifelong rider, Maryanna has participated in many disciplines, including vaulting, reining, endurance, jumping, and dressage. This broad experience has exposed her to a variety of horse types and training techniques.

From age 13 on, she focused primarily on dressage, training with Jeff Moore and Elizabeth Searle. As a youth, she won both the Foxfield and Burchard trophies for consistently high scores in California dressage competitions. As a young adult, Maryanna trained in Florida with the US Equestrian Team's Dressage Chef d'Equipe and international judge, Jessica Ransehousen. Traveling on to Canada, she worked as an assistant trainer to Roger Seegert. Maryanna then spent time in Germany, instructing English-speaking students at the barn of Bereiter program head trainer Hans Henrik.

In 1991, Maryanna won the Intermediare I USDF Championship on her horse Lauter Legacy. In 1992, she was awarded USDF Reserve Champion at Intermediare I on her horse Dior. (Dior is now a Top Hat Schoolmaster). Legacy went on to successfully show at Grand Prix.


To further her ongoing education, Maryanna has ridden in clinics with Reiner Klimke, Jan Ebeling, Steffan Peters, Kalman de Jurenak, and Eicke von Veltheim.

Maryanna has competed and qualified horses in California Dressage Society and United States Dressage Federation shows for the last two decades. She has had many successes with both her client's horses and her own.