I have never shied away from a non-traditional horse to train in dressage! As
you can see by the listings of the horses that I've taken down centerline, I am the
LAST trainer in the world to judge a book by it's cover! Having been told that
neither Obsession II nor Vodka would ever go down centerline as Grand Prix
horses, I accepted those statements as challenges! I've had Appaloosas, Pintos,
even had 2 Dutch Harness horses below who ended up both seeing the small
tour in CDIs in Wellington, Florida!! Dressage is truly a sport (even
competitively) for horses of ALL breeds.
Anne Cizadlo Dressage
My Horses & History
Horses that I've trained & shown
1987, Chestnut Trakehner gelding, 16.3 hands; Sire: Kalluster; Dam: Stephanie. I have owned Smukster since he
was 5 years old. He had been shown Training and a little First Level when I bought him. From there, we competed
through Intermediare 1 and won several year-end awards as well as MidWest Championship titles. He is partially
retired now, but still is ridden many times a week. His complete show record is available below.

2001 Open Prix St. Georges Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
2002 FEI Level Dressage Horse Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
2002 Prix St. Georges Dressage Horse Reserve Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
2004 FEI Level Dressage Horse Reserve Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
2004 MidWest Prix St. Georges Reserve Champion
2005 MidWest Intermediare 1 Champion
1991, Chestnut Swedish Warmblood gelding, 17.1 hands; Sire: Vivaldi; Dam: Nirosa. Vodka was originally born in
Sweden then imported to the United States as a youngster. His original training was done by FEI rider and trainer,
Michael Poulin. He was then sold and put into training with Teresa Butta from Maryland. Teresa and I stabled at the
same farm one winter in Florida, and Vodka was for sale, so I bought him and brought him home in March of 2006.
We showed at PSG, Intermediare 1 and Intermediare 2 during the summer of 2006. During the summer of 2007, we
showed Grand Prix (a new adventure in the show ring for both of us!) and ended the season achieving our USDF Gold
Medal. Vodka died unexpectedly in a pasture accident in July, 2010.    

2006 FEI Level Dressage Horse Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
2007 Dressage at Lamplight Grand Prix Champion
1990, Stawberry Roan, Hanoverian gelding, 17.2 hands; Sire: Dederick; Dam: Sinphonie. I originally
bought Kody when he was 6 years old from Hokan Thorn. He had been bred by Joyce Hardesty, KS.
Kody had been shown some Training Level when I bought him, but he was so large and clumsy that
we needed more work in that department! Kody moved through the levels quite slowly, but we did
show very sucessfully through Fourth level. Kody coliked in October of 2007. His complete show record
is listed below.

2003 Open Third Level Dressage Horse Champion (CSDEA - Year End)
Buckshott H
1993 Black Appaloosa Stallion; 16.0 hands. Sire: Shot Gun H; Dam: Southerncomfort H. Buckshott
was a stallion discovered in a mud paddock in South Dakota by Christine Marvill. Buckshott had the
best personality! You wouldn't know that he was a stallion by his behavior. He came to me green
broke as a Western horse. I worked with him from May, 2004 through October, 2006. Buckshott
attended his first dressage show in Wellington, FL in February, 2005 where he handled the
excitement of the show atmosphere like a pro! He went on to show extensively the summer of 2005.
He went home to breed in the winter of 2006, but came back to continue training and show some in
the summer of 2006. His achievements are listed below. Buckshott died suddenly in May, 2007 of

2005 4th place USDF All Breeds Awards - Training Level
2005 3rd place USDF All Breeds Awards - First Level
Wisconsin student Kathryn Sutton and
Wonder Prins (left) compete in the
USDF/GIAG Region 4 Regional
Championships and place 6th (of 27
competitors) at First Level, Adult Amateur
on October 11, 2013 in St. Louis, MO with
a score of 67.238%
Kathryn on Crown Victory (right) 8th place,
First Level, Adult Amatuer, Mason City,
Iowa, USDF Region 4 in 2011.
Congratulations Kathy!!
1996 Grey KWPN gelding; 16.3 hands. Sire: Droomwals Dam: Herma.
Paddington was originally a driving horse imported from the Netherlands by
owner Paula Runnells. After several successful years of driving, Paddington
changed disciplines and started dressage. I started working with Paddington in
May of 2012. In 2013, we showed Third Level and ended up 17th in the USDF
Year-End standings with an average score of 70.123%. In 2015, he placed in
the Fourth Level Region 8 Championships and rode in a small tour CDI in
January of 2016. He is also a non-traditional dressage horse who has done
incredibly well!
2013 - 17th place  Third Level Horse of the Year Awards
2015 - 4th place USDF Region 8 Fourth Level Championships
2016 - Competed in a small tour CDI
2000 Chestnut Dutch Harness Horse gelding; 16.0 hands.
Talent was also originally a driving horse imported from the
Netherlands by owner Paula Runnells. I started working with Talent in
May of 2012 as a very uneducated dressage horse. He has a natural
willingness to work and loves the mental challenges of dressage! He
has gone from having an almost impure canter rhythm to some
extremely successful showings pictured above in a CDI at PSG &
Intermediare 1 at the Global Dressage Festival in 2015. Talent is a
very non-traditional horse doing incredibly well in this sport!
2013 - 47th place First Level USDF Horse of The Year
2014 - Reserve Champion 2nd Level USDF Region 8
2015 - Competed in 3 small tour CDIs
Obsession II
2001 Bay Westphalen gelding; 17.0 hands. Sire: Obsession Dam: Proud
Lady J. Obsession was imported from the Netherlands as a small tour
horse. When Paula purchased this horse, the previous owners were not
convinced that he would ever make the step to Grand Prix. After much
careful re-schooling of the piaffe and passage, as well as teaching his the
ones, he made his debut in September of 2015, then several additional
tests during the Global Dressage Festival in 2016.