Last Show Prior Championships

Amazing show this weekend for Woodlands Equestrian Club Team!:

My dear husband Anartz Chanca with his 5yo Oldenburg ‘Dazzle’ had a 75.4% (2nd position) at Training 3 and a 73.5% (2nd again) at First 3.
He also rode Campione scoring 60.4% at the Grand Prix with a few mistakes but super well presented.

My husbands students:

Fiona Stevenson did a great job with her mare Luna with a 62% after being on vacations during the summer!

– First PSG for Javier Bonilla Castañeda and his stallion Borbon getting his fist qualified score for his silver medal.

– Isabella Hess (Rudolf Hess-Ratz) is only 10yo and did súper getting her qualified score with Novillero (Andalusian stallion) with a 63%21462825_10155604878328076_8626347023769655572_n

My boys:
-Saffario (owned by Donna Philips) did his first Inter I ever wining both days, with a high score of 68.2%.
-Wec’s Capricho (Andalusian) rocked at Inter I freestyle with a 70.8% and a 75.2%
-Wec’s JAZZMEYER, my 5yo Westfalian was a super star with an 81.9% at Fist 3 and a 76% at Training 3.

Special thank you to our working student Skye Simpson for helping us so much during the show!

Next stop Region 9 Championships in October where we will be showing at all the levels from Training to FEI!!! We will be there with 15 horses!

Love Summer Shows…+70º F and +70% scores!

What a fun and amazing turn out this past weekend for Wec’s Team at the last Windy Knoll Show! We left the swimsuits at home and riders and horses changed into competition attire to make an exceptional performance at this yearly Summer Show. We have been told that this is Windy Knoll´s last Summer show. We are sad to hear this and we will miss deeply this Dressage-community event in Houston! We thank Fran Kehr and everyone at WK for so many years organizing these great shows!
WEC´s scores were as hot as the temperatures!
Marta´s dear husband Anartz Chanca rocked in the ring with Middleton (4 yo Oldenburg) obtaining 73% and Dazzle (5 yo Oldenburg) with 75.4%! Both horses are now qualified for Regionals, yeah!
WEC´s woderful working Junior student Skye Simpson won her Silver Medal scoring 63.9% at PSG! Congratulations Skye. You make us so proud. We believe that you have a bright Dressage future ahead!
Marta Renilla´s boys´s results:
– Capricho, owned by Rafael Ortega (10 yo Andalusian) won his class in Intermediate I with 69%! 
– Saffario owned by Donna Philips also won his class at his first PSG ever with 67%!
– Wec’s Rhustler, Marta´s 8 yo Hanoverian did a superbe job in his debut of Grand Prix level with 63%!
– Wec’s Bravo, Marta´s 6 yo Oldenburg was also first at Second level 3 with 72%!
– Wec’s Senor Rubinstein, our dear 4 yo Oldenburg stallion, won at his first show ever with 75% at training level becoming High Point Champion of the show!
Thank you so much Fran for your hospitality!! We will miss this fun Dressage show greatly!

Fabulous HDS Summer Show for Marta & WEC’s Team

Great show this weekend at the HDS Summer Show!! Marta Renilla and all her team at WEC did a fabulous19059167_10103917298429644_8599834734627291209_n performance! Marta had mostly low to high 70% for the whole weekend during the 12 different tests she competed at! She won the 3rd level 3 with her self trained 6 yo WEC’s Rosewood with a 76%. She also won the 1st level 3 on the 5 yo WEC’s Dazzle with a 73%, won the Training level 3 on her 5yo mare WEC’s Dance Hit with a 79!! wow!  Coming 2nd on the same class with Dazzle and a 76%. And a lot more scores over 70% amongh the 12 tests she did!! What an amazing rider and trainer you are Marta!!


Marta’s husband Anartz Chanca, also Dressage trainer at WEC says about his own performance and his students’: “I’m very proud of my young students Isabella Hess and Nine Reed-Mera. It was their first show and they did great! Nine and her stallion Fandango obtained a 2nd place with a 63.6% on Training 3. The 10 yo Isabela and our school program stallion Novillero had a 62.9% and a 4th place on the same class. My Junior Rider Skye Simpson had two very nice rides on her horse Jeff The Chef. Unfortunate expensive mistakes prevented them from keeping the higher scores of previous shows. My self trained 6yo Daquiri Classic had two very solid rides at Second 3. Coming to a very close 2nd on Saturday with a 69.2% and close 3rd on Sunday with a 70.8%. I’m very proud of this guy, getting stronger everyday. This was also the first show of my new 4 yo Middleton. He was very “adventurous” the first day, but felt great getting a 65.4% besides a few spooks and a lot of “talking” and fun on his part. The second day he was more settled and got a 71.5%! I can’t wait for the future with this amazing horse.”

Marta’s student Tracy Zaidenweber did also a terrific job with her 6 yo Goliath in 1st level 3. They obtained a 71.7% and qualified for the Regional Championships! Congratulations!

Thank you Miranda and Skye for your great help getting the horses ready this weekend!  Thank you to my wonderful student Nancy Flanders for braiding! Horses looked sharp! And thank you everybody at Woodlands Equestrian Club for the various ways they helped, it takes a village to take so many horses to compete!!


Marta & Rhustler start off their Wellington Show Season

Saturday 11th: Marta arrives from Houston to White Fences, West of Palm Beach, FL. She is nicely welcomed by Pam Goodrich at her gorgeous facility ¨Double Bridle¨. Marta says she already feels like she was with a fellow rider at WEC. Everyone here is so nice! And Rhustler, her 8 years old Hanoverian gelding l259iked his new stall! After almost 2,000 miles in the truck… it feels great to go for a stroll with his friend Marta. Rhustler is smiling. 1st week of CDI and 2nd week of Nations Cup are almost here!

Sunday 12th / Monday 13th: Rhustler settles and Marta starts working him on the gorgeous arenas by the Florida palms. The weather is warm but not too humid. Marta visits WEC´s former horse Marques! Our dear P.R.E gelding, sold 3 years ago to a Florida AA rider. Marques has already turned 8 and looks amazing. He is wider, elegant and as smart as always! His new owner is thrilled with him and their rides together. Marta and his owner enjoy a nice dinner together.. their conversation topic: Horses and Dressage, of course!

Tuesday 14th: Rhustler needs to move stalls again and leave White Fences… he is not crazy about it but when he arrives to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, he gets adjusted pretty fast. His stall is large and he has nice neighbors. The Matute family is right nextdoor to Marta. Spain gets ready to compete!

Wednesday 15th: Jogging session and vet revision at the AGDF in the a.m. The CDI 4* starts this afternoon! Marta is showing the small tour with Rhustler and her PSG test is at 5:53 p.m., right before Lars Petersen, with whom she has competed in past CDI´s.  The show grounds are gorgeous. Everyone is very excited. As always, Marta says: ¨I love riding no matter what. So why spoiling the moment and get nervous about today… I´m just going to the arena to do what I do every day and love. Riding my dear friend Rhustler.¨

More journal moments coming soon!


February & March Shows… That’s just how Marta Warms Up her saddle for Nations Cup

Marta is all ready with Rhustler to compete at the CDI 4* AGDF 10 and Wellington Nations Cup later this month… so to warm up her saddle she has competed non-stop since her great January show…

2 weekends ago, at the Haras Cavaleiros show she and 8 yo Rhustler wan the Inter I class both days with 72.1%… ok… no comment.. just !!17190413_1301669066579095_3918644334740484383_n

And this past weekend she participated among her fellow WEC riders at her great 3rd show of the year with incredible results for all of them: WEC´s student Nancy Flanders obtained half of her Gold medal thanks to her great test at Inter I with her extraordinary Campione. Congratulations to her and her coach Anartz Chanca, WEC’s trainer and Marta’s husband.

Anartz showed for the fist time at 3rd level with his self-trained 6 yo Westfallian Daiquiri placing 2nd with 69%; Wow, very well done to both rider and horse!

Marta´s Rosewood (6 yo Oldenburg stallion) was champion both days at 4th level 3 with 67.5% and a 69.7%. What a wonderful treat to see this pair! Rosewood is her next big star, there’s no doubt about it.
Lastly received the scores 61.3% and 61.7% in PSG on the gorgeous Capricho (Andalusian) which are qualifying for this year’s Championships with this exceptional PRE that is not showing yet his full potential since he is very new to dressage, but will very soon! Just wait.
Marta would like to give a special thank you to our dear horses who give her their best in the arenas and the support and help of her unbeliavable working students Miranda Vargas, Skye Simpson, Megan Folmsbee and Madison Lareau!!! To her dear husband Anartz and the always trust of her students, her father and sister! Yep! All warmed up and ready! So, I guess, that’s it.. for this week. Next stop: WELLINGTON!! (3rd and 4th week of March at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Stay tunned!).


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