After years of perseverance and dedication, Rebecca has earned the title of Grand Prix level athlete and trainer. She hopes to share her story and experiences with other aspiring athletes. Rebecca has been featured in articles on PS Dressage, Eurodressage, and The Chronicle. Check out her articles below!
From Stable Hand to Grand Prix Dressage Entrepreneur
"Four years after slipping on her shadbelly to ride down the centerline for her first ever Prix St Georges, Rebecca Waite, the now Grand Prix level professional athlete and trainer, prepares to take her first solo steps as her own boss. Serving as longtime number two under famed American dressage rider and trainer, Shelly Francis, Waite spent seven years learning everything from training techniques to business management from her fellow Mainer. Starting out as a stall cleaner for Francis, Waite worked her way up the ladder behind the scenes from stall cleaner to head groom for the European circuit, and most recently as a professional athlete competing in the international ring in Wellington."
Rebecca Waite Dreams Big Aboard Shelly Francis' Doktor
"A brand new American Grand Prix duo made its way down the centerline at the 2019 CDI-W Wellington on 22 - 24 February 2019: Rebecca Waite and Shelly Francis' squad listed team horse, Doktor.
Waite and Doktor placed third in the Grand Prix for Special with 68.391% and fifth in the Grand Prix Special with 68.638%.
It was our first CDI together and Doktor felt great," a thrilled Rebecca told Eurodressage. "He’s a very smart horse and knows his job quite well. I have only be riding him a short time so we have been figuring each other out and I have been learning how to ride him."