Scottish-born Leonie Baker brings a wealth of international experience and expertise to this video program. Armed with a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor's license at an early age, she was schooled further in horsemanship at Liestal, near Basel, Switzerland for four-and-a-half years. After that, she served as stable manager, trainer and instructor in "Three-Day-Eventing" competition for five years in Gloucestershire, England, for nearly five years. Additionally, she competed in that extremely demanding test of horse and rider. Today, Leonie calls the United States home. She competes in Dressage and has held her current position as trainer and instructor at the Malibu Riding and Tennis Club for the past eleven years. The discipline of her English and Continental-based training is tempered with genuine warmth and friendship for her students. These students command great respect in regional competion and every available event. The proof of horse and rider is coming home with the ribbons.