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7070 Black Mountain Rd

San Diego, CA 92130


Tel: 858-280-5747

Dawn White O'connor Dressage

Dawn White  O'Connor Dressage
Dawn White O'Connor

Dawn White-O'Connor, originally from a small town in Colorado, has worked for Steffen and Shannon Peters for almost a decade. She began as a working student and groom, but has earned her way to great success in the competition arena. At the age of 27, Dawn was given the opportunity to compete on Steffen's 2016 Olympic mount Legolas, owned by Four Winds Farms Akiko Yamazaki. 


Her most recent achievement was her success at the United States Dressage Federation Festival of Champions event at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Michigan. Dawn is the reigning 2018 USDF National Developing Grand Prix Champion on Four Winds Farms Ballerino. Since then, they have debuted as the selected demo Grand Prix pair for the Isabell Werth Clinic in Encinitas, CA.

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Grace Walker

Grace Walker is originally from the North San Diego, CA area. She is a USDF Bronze Medalist and an "A" Pony Club graduate, where she began her riding journey.

In her journey, she has had many learning opportunities such as owning and working with a very diverse pool of mounts. Grace has been riding consistently since the age of seven, taking weekly private lessons as well as exercising her own horses each day.  Throughout most of her life, she has focused on the disciplines of Eventing and Show Jumping, however, when attending Houghton College located in West New York, she deepened her understanding and love for Dressage. 

In the recent past, Grace has worked and trained under Susan Barisone Gilson at SBG Dressage in the Rochester Area, as well as trained and competed with her horse Cadenza's Flemming. Currently, she works at Arroyo Del Mar, CA for Dawn White O’Connor as well as serves as the Arroyo Del Mar Barn Manager.