Great Start of 2017 Season for Marta and her Horses!


2011 WEC’s Rosewood

New year, new show season… After the outstanding  results of the 2016 Region 9 championships, where Marta Renilla clasified for basically all the levels and obtained top scores in most of them, the new show season has already arrived… Marta started the year as good and she finished 2016: With fabulous scores for her and her students!

At the HDS Winter Shows I & II, celebrated this past weekend, Marta and 2009 Hanoverian Rhustler debuted a new Inter Freestyle with 72.9%, becoming the High point horse of the whole show!! Well done! And young WEC´s Rosewood, Marta´s dear Oldenburger, showed to all of us that he´s indeed the International Grand Prix material that she has always seen in him.. He´s turning 6 years old this year… and despite of his youth, with Marta´s training and his innate Dressage movements, WEC’s Rosewood made us all cry with a beautiful 4th level test where he scored a 70.5% and wan his class against more mature horses. See his 4th level debut here:

He is WEC’s jewel and the most good hearted horse Marta has ever competed.. and ridden! She plans to take him to GP level within a couple of years, since he is already doing pirouttes and practicing passage and piaffe at home. We’ll keep all of you posted.

Marta is also extremelly proud of her PSG test with Mr. Ortega’s stallion Capricho and her students´scores in the 60´s: Nancy in PSG and Fiona in 1st level.

Well done WEC´s team!! Keep the excellent job!

Marta has Classified for Almost Everything at this Year´s Championships

It is not every day that a Houston trainer competes, classifies, coaches, and does it all over and over again! Marta Renilla is definitely on her way to compete in almost all the levels at the region 9 championships, while managing to coach several of her students… and always with a smile on her face. I don’t know how she does it, but she does. With a calm, yet assertive manner and a strong determination to be the champion of the region 9… again. Marta has been competing 8 years in the region 9 and with her husband and students, will again be present at this year championships. Her training facility Woodlands Equestrian Club will be one of the sponsors at this fabulous Dressage event. From training to FEI levels, watch out for Marta´s rides. She is registered to 14 so far! We´ll post her riding times soon!


Marta coaching at the GSEC Platinum Classic this September´16


The 2016 HDS Summer Shows I / II has been a really successful show for Marta Renilla and her students!
The USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist; and International Grand Prix competitor since her teens, is finally recovered from her 2 vertebras injury of this spring and is in full swing back on the saddle! This past weekend she competed three of her self-trained horses at the HDS Summer Shows I and II:mistico concurso junio2016 (3)luzpeque
Her Andalusian Wec’s Mistico won both of the Grand Prix Freestyle classes with 71.1% and 67.3%, becoming the High point Freestyle champion of the whole show. On this occasion Marta changed her freestyle music and Mistico seemed to love it! She and her brother in law Josu worked on the tones and rythms to create a perfect soundtrack for Mistico’s new Grand Prix freestyle!

The second ride was Marta’s beloved WEC´s Rhustler, a 7 years old Hanoverian, who debuted in his first Inter I! This young promise obtained a 70.3% and 69.4%, winning both his classes and becoming High point FEI Champion on both shows. VIDEO HERE. Rhustler was bred by Mo Swanson in PA and has been self-trained by Marta since he was 3. Marta is confident of his international value and they often participate at Conrad Schumacher’s clinics and symposiums.
Last but not least… Marta’s FEI prospect WECs Bravo, a 5 years old Oldenburg stallion who debuted in 2nd level and obtained a first place with 72.8% and a second place with 69.1%.  VIDEO HERE. Bravo was imported from Germany at age 3 and is already proving that with Marta he will become an amazing FEI horse.
In addition to competing, Marta coached her student Fiona Stevenson on Luna P who had two very consistent rides at 1st level and two qualifying scores of 62% and 65%. They did beautifully!
Marta also coached her dear husband Anartz Chanca. He and his (BREED) horse Campione competed at Intermediate II and obtained two qualifying scores of 62.2% and 61.7%. Those were very impressive scores considering that it was their first time for both rider and horse to compete at Inter II!! What a great job!
Congratulations Marta and students. We look forward to more good rides and scores!! And thank you HDS for organizing such a wonderful and organized event for the Region 9 Dressage riders!


Woodlands Equestrian Club presents FEI Training Series by legendary Conrad Schumacher

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Woodlands Equestrian Club, one of the most renown sport horse facilities in the country, will host the Houston Dressage Society’s 2016 FEI Training Series featuring Conrad Schumacher. The legendary Conrad Schumacher has an impressive career spanning decades across several countries.

Schumacher is returning as part of the WEC’s three times per year Training Series, with the goal of providing international level coaching to FEI (international test) riders, and adult amateurs with experience at fourth level and above. Not only is this a tremendous opportunity for qualified riders, it is also a fantastic opportunity for auditors to watch Conrad implement some of the training techniques he has used so successfully during his career. “We are excited and proud to be hosting the 2016 Houston Dressage Society FEI Training Series with Conrad,” said Marta Renilla of Woodlands Equestrian Club. “Enhancing the rider’s physical and mental awareness to create maximum harmony with the horse is the cornerstone of Conrad’s training philosophy. His focus on mental awareness and rider feel, are developed through training the horse with the classical training scale as the basic foundation.”

As a rider, Schumacher won the German National Championships and was a member of the National Team. He trained under the late Josef Neckermann, and competed with the likes of Harry Boldt and Reiner Klimke. Conrad has been coaching and teaching around the world since 1982, and has been an influential force in Europe for the teams of Germany, Holland and Great Britain as well as here in the United States. He has coached Olympic Medalists, World and European Champions, and medal winning Young Rider Teams in Europe and the United States.

The FEI training will take place February 9, 10, & 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at WEC located at 10422 Hufsmith Road between The Woodlands and Tomball (77375).


Conrad & Marta

Woodlands Equestrian Club´s Team Records Top Places at 2015 Region 9 Championships and SWDC

Grand Prix Freestyle Champions

Marta & WEC’s Mistico – 2015 Grand Prix Freestyle Champions in the region 9.

The 4 days-long Championships finished as good as they started for Woodlands Equestrian Club’s Team.  We are extremely proud of the 13 horses that represented WEC in our region 9 and obtained the TOP places in their divisions, most of them FEI levels. These results show the outcome of an extremely dedicated group of Dressage horses and riders who live the sport passionately! Congratulations to all of them and thanks to the team behind the scenes that made it possible. A special thanks to the Houston Dressage Society and the Show secretary and its members for their wonderful organization and professionalism!

As a highlight, I’d like to emphasize the honor of having our WEC´s Head trainer Marta Renilla as the new USEF Grand Prix Freestyle Champion. Yes, we used to see her showing with the famous Presumido, but this time, her self-trained 9 years old Andalusian WEC´s Mistico has proved that he is ready to be Marta´s new GP partner by doing a marvelous performance at his third time ever showing at Grand Prix level! Marta and Mistico have been dancing together since he was 5 years old and both have showed at all levels through Grand Prix. She also obtained a 69.1% score (placing 3rd) in Fourth level with the young Hanoverian Rhustler (6 years old)… pretty amazing.

But what better proof of Marta´s dedication to Dressage that the outstanding results of her students who did a one-of-a-kind performance? She coached her two adult riders Vincent Flores and Anartz Chanca, who are the 2015 Inter I and Prix St. George Champion and Reserve Champion! And the young rider Bronwyn Cordiak is 2nd level and the Junior Team Champion!  Bravo riders! Keep up the excellent work! How many reasons to be proud of these amazing students! If you are interested, you may check the Championships results for WEC’s team and some of their videos below:


Place      Division Horse                    Score


1st           Open      WEC’S MISTICO  67.438%  VIDEO HERE ; AWARDS CEREMONY


3rd           Open      WEC’S RHUSTLER              69.111%


3rd           Open      WEC´S FERRARI  72.159%  VIDEO HERE

6th           Open      WEC’S ROSEWOOD           70.00%  VIDEO HERE


3rd           Open      WEC´S BRAVO    71.023%

                SWDC FEI FREESTYLE OPEN          

6th           Open      WEC’S MISTICO  63.938%


4th           Open      WEC’S RHUSTLER              69.936%  VIDEO HERE

11th        Open      SUSPIRO                               65.449%               Owned by Michelle Hawkes

12th        Open      NOVATO                               65.128%   Owned by Jose E. Herrera with Lalo Andalusians


5th           Open      WEC’S RHUSTLER              68.3%  VIDEO HERE

6th           Open      SUSPIRO                               67.756%               Owned by Michelle Hawkes  VIDEO HERE

9th           Open      NOVATO                               66.923%    Owned by Jose E. Herrera with Lalo Andalusians  VIDEO HERE

Results of VINCENT FLORES, ADULT AA, student of Marta and his two horses.

Place      Division Horse                    Score

                SWDC 2015 FEI INTERMEDIATE I AA        

1st           Amateur               DOLCE   64.803% VIDEO HERE


7th           Open                      DOLCE   66.938%  VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 USEF FIRST LEVEL, TEST 3 AA

4th           Amateur               HERMES               68.824%  VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 FEI PRIX ST. GEORGES AA      

1st           Amateur               DOLCE   65.263% VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 USEF SECOND LEVEL, TEST 3 AA          

1st           Amateur               HERMES               68.049%  VIDEO HERE


1st           Amateur               DOLCE   65.000%

Results of ANARTZ CHANCA, ADULT AA, student of Marta, and his two horses.

Place      Division Horse                    Score

                2015 USEF FIRST LEVEL, TEST 3   

2nd          Amateur               FIGARO H             65.147%

                SWDC FEI FREESTYLE OPEN          

2nd          Open      WEC’S CAMPIONE             69.062% VIDEO HERE


2nd          Open      WEC’S CAMPIONE             71.938%  VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 USEF FIRST LEVEL, TEST 3 AA

1st           Amateur               FIGARO H             70.368% VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 FEI PRIX ST. GEORGES AA      

2nd          Amateur               WEC’S CAMPIONE             64.342% VIDEO HERE

                GAIG 2015 USEF SECOND LEVEL, TEST 3 AA

5th           Amateur               FIGARO H             65.122%

                GAIG 2015 FEI INTERMEDIATE I AA          

2nd          Amateur               WEC’S CAMPIONE             63.684% VIDEO HERE

Results of BRONWYN CORDIAK, YOUNG RIDER, student of Marta and her two horses.

Place      Division Horse                    Score


1st           JR/YR     DSCHINGIS BLUE               62.162%

                2015 USEF SECOND LEVEL, TEST 3             

2nd          JR/YR     BIRALDO              65.488%

                GAIG 2015 FEI JUNIOR TEAM TEST           

2nd          JR/YR     DSCHINGIS BLUE               66.014%

                2015 USEF SECOND LEVEL, TEST 3             

1st           JR/YR     BIRALDO              61.707%

                2015 USEF FOURTH LEVEL, TEST 1             

2nd          JR/YR     DSCHINGIS BLUE               60.541%

The Dressage Region 9 Championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. WEC´s Head trainer Marta Renilla and 3 of her students had qualified for Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized competitions.

WEC congratulates its students and horses´ dedication to the sport that showed such wonderful results in this final championship!


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Marta Renilla, Selected to Compete Grand Prix at Wellington’s Nations Cup

Houston, TX, Feb. 4th, 2014 – The Houston competitor Marta Renilla, has been selected by Spain’s Federation to become a member of her country’s team at the Wellington’s Nations Cup in mid-February 2014

It has been 5 years since Marta Renilla started to train Presumido, an 11 years old Pure Spanish stallion, owned by Pablo Vazquez, owner of La Passion Stud farm. During this time she has competed him in several national and CDI 3* competitions in Texas, Kentucky and Florida and have together become the US Region 9 Champions in 2011 y 2012. In addition, Marta was ranked 3rd in the Nation for their Grand Prix Freestyle results in 2011.

This year, and only 3 months after Marta had her twin babies, the pair will be part of the Spanish team in the first Nations Cup of the year, hosted in Wellington, FL. Marta was already part of a Spanish team in 4 European Championships with her Hannoverian Isenbrant, but this is the first time she does it with Presumido, with whom so far she has competed International competitions as an individual.

This year’s Wellington’s Nations Cup will be the first full-scale trial of a new format of mixed small tour and big tour combinations for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The schedule calls for three straight days of competition that complete the Nations Cup made up of two separate tests, similar to the 2012 Olympic format that included both the Grand Prix and the Special for the team competition and the Freestyle for individual medals. Teams can comprise a maximum of four combinations of which only two can be Grand Prix. Marta and Presumido will compete the Grand Prix test on Wednesday, February 19th and Grand Prix Special on Thursday, February 20th. The top finishing will be their Grand Prix Freestyle to decide individual medals and held on Friday night, Feb. 21st.

We wish Marta and Presumido the best of lucks! You will be able to see them competing in Houston at the CDI 3* at the end of April.

Teams from Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Netherlands–the most from any continent–are expected to join Australia, Colombia, Canada and US. 2014 Nations Cup series:

* Wellington, USA CDIO3* – 18-23 Febr
* Vidauban, France CDIO3* –5-9 March
* Rotterdam, Netherlands CDIO5* –18-22 June
* Kristiansand, Norway CDIO3* –25-29 June
* Aachen, Germany CDIO5* –15-20 July
* Hickstead, England CDIO3* –1-3 August
* Devon, USA CDIO3* –25-28 September

Marta Renilla is the General Manager and Dressage Director of the training facility Woodlands Equestrian Club: