Catherine Haddad Staller
Catherine Haddad Staller (USA) was stationed in Germany from 1993 to 2012 where she represented the United States in competitions throughout Europe at both national and international levels. With Maximus JSS, Cadillac and Winyamaro, she accumulated over 120 top ten placings and wins at Grand Prix.
In 2006, Haddad Staller was alternate for the US Dressage Team in Aachen at the World Equestrian Games. In 2007, with Maximus JSS, she finished seventh at the 2007 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.
In 2009, Haddad Staller won 9 Grand Prix with Cadillac and Winyamaro in European competitions. In 2010, she was Reserve for the US Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and won the CDI-W at Dressage at Devon in the USA. Returning to Europe that fall, she finished 11th at the Leipzig FEI World Cup Final in April of 2011.
Haddad Staller returned to the USA in 2012 and opened training facilities in New Jersey and Florida to continue her work.
From 2014-2018, Haddad Staller rode for the USA in various Nations Cups and CDI5* in Europe and the USA with Mane Stream Hotmail, accumulating another 30 top ten placings. She also finished two more horses to Grand Prix level--Belstaff and Semper Fidelis - with Belstaff going on to compete at the WEG in Tryon for the Danish Team under Betine Jensen and later, winning for Korea and Germany with Dong Seon Kim and Hubertus Schmidt. Semper Fidelis made a brilliant debut in Europe in the summer of 2017 under Haddad, winning in Le Mans and creating a stir in the top of the field at Darmstadt CDI4* and the Munich Indoor CDI4*. Semper went on to compete under the US rider Heather Blitz in the USA.
In 2020, Haddad Staller debuted her self-bred Hanoverian mare, Frankie on the international parquet. Frankie left an impressive business card in the arena at Thermal, CA with placings on the podium in both Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special.
Haddad Staller received a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1987 and graduated with Honors. She is a recipient of the BHSAI certificate from the British Horse Society and has been awarded with the German Gold Medal for Dressage and the USDF Gold Medal for Dressage. She credits Willi Schultheis, Rudolf Zeilinger, Morten Thomsen for her dressage education and is currently coached by Johann Hinnemann.
Haddad Staller is an active member of the International Dressage Riders Executive Board and coordinates closely with the International Dressage Trainers Club on issues effecting the sport at the international level.
ASSISTANT TRAINER December 2019 to present
Hope's passion for horses began early in her life in Australia. Growing up on the family farm, she began riding competitively at age 6 in Show Horse competitions on several small ponies. Falling in love with equestrian sport, she decided to pursue a career as a professional rider. In 2016 Hope and NewWorld Riverman were the Australian Show Horse Reserve Champion pair for riders from 15-17 years and Reserve Champion Childrens Show Hunter Hack.
Bringing her winning form into the sport of dressage, in 2018 Hope won the 7-Year-Old Championship with Remi Down Under at the Brisbane CDI. The pair went on to become the 2019 Australian Advanced 5C winners.
In 2019, Hope traveled to the USA to try out for a job with Team Haddad Staller. Always with an eye out for new talent, Haddad offered her a full time job riding, training and competing for the stable. Paired with Vianne, Alpha HM, Vagabond and Dirk's Eureka, Hope has secured wins and top placings in young horse classes and classes up to the Prix St. George for Haddad's stable. She will represent Australia in the CDI arena in the winter of 2021 at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL under Haddad's tutelage.
Hope finished her studies for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education shortly after arriving in the USA.
Bella Nye is a fabulous show groom. She began her experience with horses as a young girl at the local riding stable in Pennsylvania, quickly learning that her happy place was at the grooming station rather than in the saddle. In 2018, Bella took two steps toward a career as a professional international show groom. First she signed on with a Combined Driving Team a a traveling groom, gaining valuable experience with FEI events and long distance shipping. Quick of hand, she began to hone her skills with all aspects of sporthorse care. And second, she enrolled at Centenary University in the Equine Science with a minor in Biology.
In the summer of 2020, Bella joined Team Haddad Staller at Khiimori in New Jersey as part time help. After moving the whole competition stable to Florida in November, Bella flew to California to accompany Catherine's top horse - Frankie and Celine - on a two show tour at the Thermal CDI's. Devoted to her work as well as her education, she has joined Team Haddad Staller as an intern in the winter season of 2020-2021 as she continues her University studies online.
Bella takes meticulous care of the top show horses in the stable and in an integral member of Haddad Staller's team.