Diane Underwood has been a top Arabian and Half-Arabian trainer and coach for over forty years. Her expertise, honed throughout her early life at numerous famous farms with legendary mentors, has made her a horseman to be admired and respected throughout North America. Diane has personally won many national championships and awards at all the major national shows, including training and riding the very first Canadian National Champion Country English Pleasure Horse.
A successful open trainer in numerous divisions, Diane has gradually become one of an elite group of leading national coaches for youth and amateur riders, from pre-teen through senior level. Ask her many successful students, they will tell you that she is noted for her patience, perseverance, and dedicated attention to detail. She is also a master at matching horse and rider; creating teams that win consistently at all levels. Since her move to Colorado, Diane has brought home to the Rockies National Championship and National Reserve Championship rose garlands in Saddle Seat Equitation, Showmanship and Horsemanship, Country English Pleasure, Side Saddle, Show Hack, Hunter Pleasure, Walk-Trot, Western Pleasure and Trail.
Diane’s versatility and excellence with amateurs and youth riders alike is a dynamic asset for her students. The Gilbert’s choice of Diane Underwood was a natural and quite perfect fit for Glenmoor Farms. Glenn and Kelly’s daughter, Alexa, has been riding with Diane for years with much continued success.
“My favorite part of what I do has become the satisfaction of seeing riders gain confidence, and then ultimately, competence as riders and horsemen. From their first trips into the show ring, to their first ribbons, to Regional and National honors . . . preparing riders and their horses to become outstanding teams, and then seeing them applauded as champions, gives my life meaning.”