Vefele's Equine Partnerships

Vefele’s Equine Partnerships (VEP) was established in 2012 by Vefele Petruik to provide quality education that brings horses and riders together in harmony.   In addition to serving the established dressage community, VEP aims to provide both competitive and non-competitive riders with a safe and fun environment to grow their relationships with their horses. 


While pursuing success in the show ring, miscommunications often arise that can damage the relationship between horse and rider.  The focus at VEP is to foster the classical collaboration that harmonizes communication between partners. 

At VEP, we work with you by providing common sense and readily understood techniques that strengthen the bond between you and your horse.  This bond  is based on sympathy, confidence, and respect, and as such, will be a strong, enduring bond. 


We at VEP work tirelessly with all riders at all levels and in all disciplines to help each individual rider build a lifelong synergy with his/her horse, and we want to help you do the same. 


~Unique opportunity available for a Coach Assistant~

Our company is expanding its business and has a requirement for a positive, energetic rider looking to develop and improve their equestrian skills while learning the business of dressage riding.  We are looking for someone to help grow the business and share in the success that develops.  We are interested in a long term commitment to the right person which will enable both the business and the rider to experience success well into the future.  


-Travel with Professional Horse Trainer to client barns.

-Tack up/down before and after each training session with approved methods.

-Take notes and summaries of each training session including progress, complications, and expectations.

-Transcribe these notes, file and organize them.  

-Review each training session with management at end of day to provide feedback and guidance for future development.

-Interact with clients as needed.

-Additional responsibilities will apply as you mature with the role.


Our services range from basic coaching in riding and horsemanship to advance instruction in Dressage and Western Dressage.  We cater to riders from all disciplines, providing quality training to all breeds of horses at any level.  We also support rehabilitative services and will work with designated veterinarians to get our client's horses back in the ring or on the trail.  For the interested applicant, this is the perfect opportunity to improve your horsemanship skills under the tutelage of a true professional.  


To apply, please include your resume in particular noting applicable experience in customer service and horsemanship with any recognitions, awards, or honors in these fields.  Preference will be given to those applications with links to videos posted online demonstrating your riding ability.  



Compliments to Adria Spano and Bravara for completing their fourth level, test one at Yarra Yarra in Pleasanton.  They received a score of 61.6% and 64.5%.  

Congrats to Alberto Conde, who was riding Gatsby in a show at second level, test three and received a score of 66.67% and 63.57%.  

Congratulations to Adria and Rockefeller for receiving their second score in freestyle on September 9th at Yarra Yarra.  Click on Adria Freestyle  to watch the video.  

Vefele and several of VEP supporters ran in Wharf to Wharf 2018.  Congrats to Vefele for decreasing her overall time by 10 minutes!   

VEP hosted a successful 2018 Open House on April 15th...thank you so much to all who attended and a special thank you to Adria who rode freestyle to the music/movements that Vefele choreographed.  

Vefele and Gatsby had a wonderful opportunity to not only expand their skill set but also enhance the bond that they have while training with Shelley Lawder in Del Mar from

February 4, 2018 to February 14, 2018.  VEP may be hosting a clinic with Shelley next year in Del Mar, stay tune for more details (information will be posted closer to the end of 2018).  

Grand Prix Schoolmaster for lease and lessons--Rockefeller is a 16-HH, 20-year-old, 2006 Imported, Dutch Warmblood.  Rockefeller has been shown at all FEI levels, he had received multiple silver medals and a gold medal at Grand Prix in 2017.  He is a pleasure to work with and has received many positive remarks from judges from all over.  Several well regarded trainers have also commented on his excellent disposition and have helped to advance him in career.  Single lessons and lease options are available to suit your competition goals.  VEP is exceited to provide the opportunity of riding and training on a Grand Prix level horse to expand skills for riders at all levels.   

~What are we up to next?~

July 19-20, 2019

San Francisco Peninsula Chapter 49th Annual Show I and II

Woodside, California 













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