Some of Our Happy Dressage Pairs
BUYER of FEI Imported Westphalian.
Former Marta's personal show horse.
Sold to Washington State.
Note from May´22
BUYER of our first WEC born foal. Trained by Marta and her team from the beginning. 2018 American WB. Sold to Oregon. Note from Dec´21
¨ Thank you so, so much...for EVERYTHING!! I feel so fortunate and privileged to have your first baby born at WEC! I believe it was meant to be as he is twin to my, still very active, 33 year old who I trained to FEI on my own. Wellington will be so loved and I will take good care of him! I´d like to stay in touch, and if Marta doesn't mind, get advice and guidance from her on our path to the 4 year old test...and beyond.
I can't express how wonderful an experience it has been coming to WEC and working with you both. Marta is an incredible and inspiring rider and all the horses I tried were so correctly ridden and trained...and happy. I know I will come back one day, whether it's for me or my students and I will definitely recommend you (already have) to anyone I know looking for horses. Thanks again."
BUYER of several horses. Note from November´21
¨Marta, in all of my hours of pouring over videos, your horses have the best way of going. You are a phenomenal rider! I always say, if I was a horse I would want such and such to be my rider. Well, you are THAT rider. In a sport that is so difficult i think it important to recognize brilliance when you see it. Thank you for being an inspiration ."
BUYER of 11 yo Imported P.R.E. Sold to Oregon in May 2021. Note from August´21
BUYER of 4 yo Imported Oldenburger Gelding. Sold to Alabama in April 2021. Note from Sept´21
¨ Hi Marta:)
Congrats on your awesome show performances! Maybe one day we can see you perform in person!
E. asked me to give you an update and to forward a video and photo of her and D. at their first recognized show this summer in Tennessee:) he was absolutely a gentlemen for the entire trip and performed beyond either of our expectations!
¨Back in May, I purchased a P.R.E. gelding from EuropeanDressageHorses, and I have to say I have never been happier with a horse. G. is a pleasure to be around, to handle, to ride. The farriers love him as do the grumpy mares. I have owned nine horses in my life, and he is well on his way to competing with my favorite, a Dutch mare who I have owned for 20 years (and is now retired).
We are still working on communicating with each other, but he tries very, very hard to please his rider and never acts out in any way. He is responsive and quick off the aides, but never reactive. He has a great work ethic. And did I say he is a beautiful palomino who knocks your eye out?
The purchase process was very easy -- other than the flooding Texas was experiencing in May. I rode four horses the first day and came back the second day and rode my favorite two again. It was hard to decide between the two -- both Andalusians -- but I am delighted with the result. I have recommended European Dressage Horses to many of my friends. In fact, I found my way there because a friend of mine bought an amazing Lusitano there three or four years ago. I finally made the trip to Texas from the Pacific Northwest because I was tired of driving up and down the West Coast to look at one horse in Washington, then another in California and yet another in Portland. It was exhausting. One stop shopping is so much easier.¨
BUYER of 13 yo Imported Hanoverian. Sold in Texas in April 2021. Note from July´21
¨Marta, Ana and all of Woodlands Equestrian Club are such a class act. I was intimidated, as an adult amateur, coming alone to such a well respected facility with such high quality horses, but I was immediately put to ease as Marta and her entire team are so friendly, warm and welcoming. Marta was so patient through the whole experience (and I called her quite a bit). You can tell she truly cares about the horses she’s selling, the buyer and making sure that both are a solid match for each other. After horse shopping for over a year, it was extremely refreshing to deal with Marta and Ana who were 100% honest and transparent about C. They are such kind people, this whole process was seamless and the team is so well organized it just made buying Carlson so simple. I am so grateful to you Marta for having C.
C. is my dream horse and more! He is so sweet and so talented - I already love him so much and feel very lucky to have him!! Thank you Marta and Ana for everything!!¨
¨Before making the decision to come to WEC and try G., I appreciated the way Marta described riding him and his personality because it was exactly what I experienced when I came to try him. I loved once I came to WEC, that there were numerous other horses for me to try. I never felt a big sales push when I was trying a horse. If I didn’t like the feel of a particular horse, I could cut the ride short and be straight forward about the fact that I didn’t think the horse was right for me. After I was done trying horses the first day and Marta and her team were done for the day, she let me stay and spend extra time with Galo to get to know him better. While I was nervous and excited about my purchase, Marta was very straight forward with Woodlands sales process and answered all my questions. Even though I couldn’t be there for the vet check, she videoed the flexion tests so I could share them with my local vet.¨
BUYER of 7 yo German Sport horse. Sold to Colorado in March 2021.
A FEW BUYERS POSTS... Spring 2021
SELLER of 9 yo Dressage Mare. Sold to Vermont in December 2020.
¨Marta, Thank you so much for making the process of selling my beautiful G. as easy as possible. The decision to sell her was very challenging for me and knowing she was in good hands was reassuring. I appreciate all of the time and effort you and your team put in to not only to promote her but also continue her training while she was there. Thank you for the constant communication during the process and sending me videos of people trying her. And taking the time to understand the type of home she would go to with the potential buyers. I can’t thank you enough for finding the best home for my beautiful girl!¨
BUYER of 11 yo Imported Dutch Mare. Sold to New Mexico in August 2020.
¨Dear Marta and Ana,
I just wanted to report how nicely E. has settled into her new home. She and my stallion are very good friends and will
even trailer together beautifully for coaching.
Eva is so well loved and appreciated by my trainer and me and by all who meet her. She is patiently allowing me to improve my skills but always lets me know when I’ve made a mistake! A real schoolmaster! She is a daily source of joy to our family!
Thank you both for making this magic happen for us!!!
BUYER of 5 yo Imported Hanoverian Gelding. Sold in TX in July 2020.
¨Horse hunting at Woodlands Equestrian Club could not have been a more pleasant and positive experience! From the first contact, to visits and follow-up, every aspect was professional, friendly and supportive. WEC is so well-run and well-organized that everything was seamless and efficient.
And then there’s Marta RENILLA, with her expertise and depth of knowledge, yet so kind and encouraging to amateurs. Her advice is priceless.
Marta, thank you for matching me with your adorable boy S. He really is a dream come true. And what a privilege to have a horse chosen by you, and raised from a young age and trained with such care and precision. He is so patient and generous that’s it’s difficult to believe that he’s only 5 years old. His natural talent, training, manners and personality (Lots of personality!!) make him the most adorable boy in the barn, and I’m truly privileged to ride him everyday. I know he makes me a better rider with every stride, as I try to live up to the confidence you’ve shown me. ¡Mil veces gracias!¨ J.
BUYER of Imported Oldenburger Gelding. Sold to Oregon in September 2019. Note from March 2020.
¨Hey Marta and Ana, hope you are well ...
D. is doing great and I love working with him every day.
He has GROWN ... almost 16.3 now!!
BUYER of Imported Westphalian Gelding. Sold to New York in December 2017, kept training relationship until February 2020.
"What an amazing journey I have experienced searching for a horse. What I thought would be a transaction has turned out to be a valuable relationship with Marta and her sister Ana. It has continued beyond the purchase of S. I have an outstanding horse to develop and enjoy. I have a friendship and advisor in Marta. The transparency and honesty displayed at Woodlands goes well beyond my other experiences in my desire to buy a horse. I know that any future desire to buy a horse need go no further than an inquiry with Marta.
As far as S. I know that he will grow into an outstanding equestrian partner. I look forward to the joy and fulfillment that he will bring me as a friend and an amateur competitor. It doesn’t hurt that he is the best looking horse ever as well!
I cant thank Marta and the Woodlands team enough for the experience, friendship and knowledge that came along with buying a horse. You guys ROCK!".
BUYER of P.R.E. Gelding. Sold to Alabama. February 2020.
I am really enjoying him and he has settled in well. Thank you for your support in the sale process. It was super!
Greetings to Marta.
BUYER of P.R.E. Gelding. Sold to Colorado. October 2019.
¨I am the lucky new owner of a PRE horse trained and selected by Marta Renilla. I am an older, adult amateur rider that was looking for a safe horse that would be very amenable to my lack of riding skills. Marta has given me the perfect partner. Everyone who has met him from my farrier, vet, trainer, and even my husband say I could not have purchased a nicer horse or a more beautiful one. We are very excited to start our journey together and to learn from one another. I have seen no change in his willingness to work since he has come to Colorado – he is still very light to the aids and performs as well at his new home as when I first rode him at WEC. I think that Marta is an amazing trainer with an excellent eye for conformation and athleticism in a horse. Anyone who purchases a horse from WEC will find themselves with a high quality dressage horse to fulfill their dreams. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking to purchase a new horse to look no further than WEC due to the excellent training as well as to the amazingly simple purchasing experience thanks to Ana Renilla.¨
BUYER of Hanoverian Gelding. Sold to Arizona. September 2019.
SELLER of Andalusian Gelding. Sold to Florida. April 2019.
¨Thank you so much! I have been so pleased with the entire process with you and your WEC team! I will highly recommend you to all future sellers and buyers. As I said before when I start looking for my new partner I will definitely be in touch. Best regards,.. ¨
BUYER of Oldenburg Gelding. Sold to California. November 2018.
¨Hi Marta and Ana: I'm sorry it has taken me so long to give you an update on S. I keep meaning to write but I haven't sat down at the computer to get it done. He has adapted to his new environment beautifully. He arrived in good condition right on time and is enjoying his all day turnout. He has horses on all sides of him, and he has a great time communing with all of them. Of course, he is just beautiful as he shows off his floaty trot across the pasture to check out another new friend in a nearby pasture. He has been very brave in our busy ring. I am so grateful that he grew up with cars and trucks going by near your covered, as lots of horses have trouble with the road when they come here. He hasn't even moved when the noisiest flapping landscape truck goes by. I'm taking it slow and enjoying the journey. Verne Batchelder, who I have worked with for 20 years, will be here to do a 4 day clinic next week and I'm looking forward to his input.
Thank you so much for making the purchase such a pleasant and professional experience. If you would ever like a reference or letter of recommendation, please let me know. I will definitely keep you posted on our progress.
All the best.¨
BUYER of Andalusian Gelding. Sold to Alabama. August 2018.
¨Thank you so much. I cannot tell you how relieved I have been to have you and your sister help me. You have been more than amazing. I am so excited to be going home with a horse I can ride and enjoy.
Buying a horse is the most anxious event in a horse person’s life and knowing that you were here is great comfort.¨
BUYER OF IMPORTED Oldenburg Gelding. Sold to IL in May'18. Note from August'18.
I came to WEC to look for a young dressage horse. Based on my specific criteria, Marta had picked out 3 horses for me to try.
Before each ride, Marta told me a little about that particular horse and the best way to approach each ride. Marta was very kind to me and coached me through each of my test rides. (I am an older, more timid rider.) I absolutely fell in love with Destino! Ana helped me with the purchasing process and it was an absolute pleasure working with her! I feel the exact same way about Marta! D. is doing absolutely great! My trainer says he is very responsive to all the aids and my dressage instructor thinks he is exceptional. Marta has done a superb job training him! To top it all off, D. has a kind, loving, and very sweet personality. He has a home for life with me and I could not be happier! Thank you Marta, Ana, and the team at WEC! You have made my horse dreams come true!
BUYER OF IMPORTED P.R.E. Sold to Canada in March'17. Note from June'18.
" Hello Marta and Ana. I have been delinquent in sending you an update on P's home in Canada.
He is a pure delight! We took it easy last year while I was getting to know him. We did one small show in August 2017 just to say we did something! He handled his first real Canadian winter like a pro and was better mannered than most Canadian born horses when riding in -15C temps in the indoor arena. This spring we have been enjoying the better weather and are doing more showing. I feel very comfortable on him and with his solid background and training, he is exactly what I need as an Adult Amateur looking to ride the best that I can. He is quiet as a lamb when on the ground with him and hanging out, but when asked to work, he is happy to oblige. My coach says that he is just a happy horse!
I hope you are doing well. I am glad you are able to post your activities on facebook as it is great to see what you are doing. I've attached a photo so you can see how he is doing. You guys really do run a very professional service. Your clients might also be interested to know that a horse can go from Texas to Canada and adapt to it all.
SELLER OF IMPORTED LUSITANO. Sold in April 2018 to Florida. and BUYER's comment on the right
" I cannot thank Ana and Marta enough for caring for and finding my horse E. the perfect home!
He was truly loved by our family and I was heartbroken to sell him. Ana and Marta understood this and they cared for E. beautifully and made sure that he was healthy and happy. They made the process of selling this dearly loved horse very easy.
I feel so fortunate that he spent time with Marta who understood E. completely and matched him with the perfect home.
I couldn’t be happier for E. to be with his new owner!
I wish them all the best as they start their dressage journey together!"
Note from January 2018 from BUYER OF SENADOR. Sold 2 yrs ago to California.
¨Thank you Marta for importing this stunning young horse from Spain.
S. has a strong work ethic, correct movement and an amazing ability to learn from each and every moment! We are excited to see how he progresses this coming year in California!
Thank you Marta, and I hope to come out for a visit soon.
BUYER OF DIVORNO. Sold in January 2018. Pennsylvania.
¨Hello Marta and Ana,
I wanted to update you both and let you know that D. arrived safely and settled in like he's been there all his life.
He's been an absolute dream this past week-even with the extreme cold, he's been nothing but a gentleman on the ground and under saddle.
I'm having such a great time getting to know him and appreciate his eager, happy personality so much!
Thank you so much for helping me find such a wonderful horse! The entire process from start to finish was stress free and easy-no easy task in the horse world!
I wish you all the best in 2018 and hope I can update again soon when we start showing.
BUYER OF DESEADO. Sold in January 2018. California.
" I received D's documents about a week ago. Thank you very much. He is adjusting well here. I am very grateful for your very friendly and professional service. Good luck. "
SELLER OF IMPORTED OLDENBURGER. Sold in January 2018. Pennsylvania.
" Again, I can’t thank you and Marta enough for all you have done to find him the perfect home. Marta trained him up so beautifully and even with the heartbreak of losing him I couldn’t be happier with his new owner. "
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Gelding. Sold in June 2017. Pennsylvania.
" Dear Marta and Ana,
I wanted to express how thrilled I am with O. He has been a dream come true! He is safe, uncomplicated, and the sweetest gelding I have ever met. He has been a gentleman since day one and everyone at the barn adores him.
I also wanted to take a minute to compliment your sales process. The whole experience was so organized! Coming from someone with limited spare time, this was a huge plus for me. I cannot recommend your business and horses enough. Thank you for selling me my DREAM horse! I'm head over heels in love."
BUYER OF Imported Hanoverian. Sold in January 2017. Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
"B. wins young horse champion highest score - Olympic level judge awarded 8.6 for trot - congratulations to talented trainer/rider - also thank you to Kay organiser of another great dressage event with super qualified judges - in the judges words "expressive moving youngster with a clearly successful future". Love B.
B. and Mel win third consecutive dressage championship at Caboolture 2 star - two scores in 80%+ 9 as young horse perspective winner 4 yr old class - thank you you are both Rock stars."
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Sold in Nov 2016 to California.
" To Marta and Ana at Woodlands Equestrian Club: I want to thank you so much for the purchase of H. my gorgeous 9 yr. old P.R.E Andalusian. I just love him, he is a Dream come true. I have been searching for 6 months for the right horse, and finally I came to the right place. Marta and Ana where so helpful with arrangements flying over to their facility, airports, hotel accommodations, list of shippers... Being a Dressage trainer also; Marta and I bonded really well with our similar connections with horses. It was her sale video packages that attracted me to her place. I could see the loving, caring relationship with her horses she bestows. H. was not just a beautiful talented horse, but also a wonderful sweet personality which I truly believe is because he was trained and started with love and kindness. Mart and Ana are wonderful people to work with in looking for that right horse for you. No pressure, honest, fair pricing, they go above and beyond to make purchasing your horse a wonderful experience as it should be. Thank you and happy riding.¨
BUYER OF Imported Oldengurg Sold in 2016. Ohio.
" Dear Ana, Marta and Señor Renilla: Thank you very much for allowing R. to be part of my life.
I've never even dreamed of owning a horse as fabulous as he. He is the entire package: affectionate, kind, very talented, extremely beautiful with a lovely conformation and fabulous gaits. I believe that his sweet personality is the result of his upbringing at WEC. The icing on the cake is that the whole purchasing process has been an unexpected pleasure. My husband and I have purchased numerous horses over the years and have met a lot of sellers in the process, and I believe that you are the kindest, fairest and most honest people we've worked with. I told my husband that if R. didn't work out, I was done with horse-hunting since I couldn't go back to having to deal with dishonesty and frustration.
I will never forget you! As I've told you several times, this is the last horse I buy in my lifetime; he and I will be together till the end. I feel like I won the lottery by finding Romance and actually being able to afford him. You and I both realize that he is worth far more than his fair purchase price. Marta, I wish you the best of luck with your horses and will definitely follow your career through social media. I'll keep you posted on R's inevitable success in the future! Fondly.¨
BUYER OF P.R.E. Gelding. Sold in 2016. Maryland.
" Hi Marta. I thought that I would write and give you an update on T. It took us a while to establish a connection (I had to become a much better rider), but we have now and progress is going exponentially. He is a dream horse- so smart, happy, talented, and has a crazy amount of impulsion. We are schooling all second and third level movements and should start showing next summer. T. is now six and is getting great muscles too. He has a lovely working trot and developing a great medium trot. I have attached pictures so you can see how he is developing. Thanks again for Tori!
My teacher, a top trainer in this part of the country can’t stop raving about him. And she also said he is going to get much better. What a wonderful dream come true.
BUYER OF P.R.E. Stallion Sold in 2016. Dallas, TX.
" Hi Marta and Ana, I hope you are both well! I saw you ride at the Platinum show, Marta!! I just wanted to share with you the results of G.'s first show!! (my first competition in 16 years). We got 64.3%. I love this horse! He has a good brain and a great heart!
Thank you for doing such a great job getting him started.
See you at the Championships!"
SELLER OF AMADIS AND BUYER OF Azteca Stallion Sold in 2015. Dallas, TX
" Marta Renilla is helping me reach my long term goals of working towards Grand Prix dressage training & competing. When I first met her, she assessed my riding and horses skill set over several months and developed a plan, which included selling my former horse and finding something size and age appropriate for me who would allow me to reach my long term goals. My horse sold to a wonderful home and I was able to purchase the horse of my dreams, S.
So far, we have been very successful together winning in Third Level AA class at our first shows together. I just love riding him & can't wait to see what the future holds for us!¨
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Sold in 2015. New York.
"Dear Marta & Ana: I wanted to let you know how things are working out with L. It's been 3 months since he arrived, and from the very beginning he proved to be not only sensible but so sweet and friendly. He attracted a lot of attention because of his unusual coloring, and I got lots of compliments from the other boarders who told me how handsome he is. What has impressed me and Raul the most is his outstanding temperament. He has taken his surroundings in stride and does not seem to be bothered by anything. Although he called a lot during the first week he was here, that disappeared soon afterwards. Raul teaches me about 3 times a week, and we are making steady progress. As Raul noted when he rode him recently, Lorca is very willing and does whatever you ask of him, certainly an indication of the excellent training he received from you and Jose. So, all in all, we couldn't be more pleased! Abrazos."
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Sold in 2015. Connecticut. "Dear Marta, I just had to share how wonderful R. and I are doing. He is truly a dream come true for me! After spending weeks on the lunge line and months of lessons, I have finally found my seat again. Today we started our flying changes and he is so smart and it was so fun. I love him so much!!! I also bought a trailer and we have been taking all kinds of adventures across the countryside, jumping logs and galloping like crazy people. We have so much fun together! I have never felt so safe on any horse in my 40 years of riding. No one can believe he's just 5 years old. I can't thank you enough for finding me the horse of my dreams!
With kindest regards".
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Sold in 2014. North Carolina.
"I am so grateful for Woodlands Equestrian Club and Marta Renilla for my incredible horse C! He is a super star. He is everything I dreamed of. My experience at Woodlands was superb. The staff and trainers were wonderful and professional. I was able to spend a couple of days riding many incredible horses and was able to find my perfect match. C. and I are busy getting ready for second level. Everything comes naturally for this horse. He is so athletic, comfortable and willing. I am so excited for our future!!!!!
BUYER OF Imported P.R.E. Sold in 2012. Minnesota.
"Iaido is doing very well here in his new home. He adjusted very quickly and has been well behaved and a pleasure to ride, and of course his great looks gain him admiring comments every time he's out of his stall. We love his wonderful gaits and natural responsiveness, and his personality is ideal. He has warmed up to us now and is really starting to enjoy being pampered as a pet, as well as being ridden as a dressage horse. We could not be happier!"
BUYER OF P.R.E. Sold in October'14. Virginia.
BUYERS OF 2 Imported P.R.E. Sold in 2013. Michigan.
"My wife and I have been looking for the 'perfect' Andalusians for the last 2 years. We have gone to breeding farms, training barns, and shows all over the south and southwest. We had seen Marta Renilla event several times along with many other award winning Professionals, all marvelous in their own way. But Marta kept catching our eye ... it was the way she rode, the expression the horses demonstrated, the harmony of her and her mounts .... their was just such a soft fluidity between her and the equines she rode. We then committed ourselves to working with her and seeking her guidance and it was the best decision we ever made.
She made available to us all of her horses to ride each day, provided guidance, and then ask how what we felt? Eventually, she helped us to find the perfect horses to match our riding goals, personalities, and fun factor. We are forever grateful. Luqueso and Marques have met our every expectation and more. They are still young, 5 and 6, and yet they are safe, love to learn, and love to be playful .... such personalities and gaits these boys have! We have been blessed by the family and friendships at Woodlands Equestrian Club and will be forever grateful to Marta for her earnest and honest guidance in selecting our "Dream Horses". Thank you Marta, we just Love you!"
BUYER OF P.R.E. Sold in 2011. Ft. Worth, TX. "The search for the perfect horse was becoming frustrating. After two years and a national search, my quest for finding my equine partner ended when I met Marta Renilla. Marta introduced me to the Pure Spanish (P.R.E) or Andalusian breed and the horses she had trained. From geldings to stallions, all of the horses at WEC have amazing temperments and athletic ability. Marta's riding is a joy to watch and the caliber of the horses at WEC reflect her training style and expertise. I ended up choosing Tico, the first stallion I ever sat on and absolutely the most cooperative, willing, hard working horse I ever rode. Although I am still a beginning level dressage rider, Tico has the sensitivity to work at my level yet he is athletic and determined enough to be a Prix St Georges competitor. I found the perfect horse to work through the levels over the next few years. I strongly believe this is a testament to Marta's training, her love of this breed and her understanding of the individual rider's needs."