Vefele Petruik, Founder of VEP

VEP is led by President, Founder, and Principal Rider Vefele Petruik.  Vefele is an established FEI Silver and Gold Medalist Dressage rider who has spent over 10 years honing her craft and working with world-class riders and trainers. Read her full BIO. Some of her favorite trainers include:


  • Jeremy Steinburg - International Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer 


  • Arthur Kottas - First Chief Rider in the Spanish Riding School 1995-2003


  • Gail Hoff Carmona - USDF Gold Medalist and FEI Grand Prix trainer


  • Hilda Gurney - Two-time Olympian and Bronze Medalist (1976) 


  • ​Shelley Lawder - USDF Gold Medalist, Judge, and Pan American Candidate


  • Col. Christian Carde - Head Trainer of the Cadre Noir, French Olympic team member and Coach


Vefele has had the incredible opportunity to train and show at all levels and in multiple disciplines with this roster of exceptional trainers.  This high-level work has helped to develop Vefele's natural ability to enhance rider-horse relationships to their highest possible levels.  Due to her vast experience and exceptional passion, she is able to consistently achieve excellent results.

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