Prairie Rose Training Center Dressage is a full-service equine facility in Bismarck, ND. While dressage is our passion, we have extensive experience in hunter/jumper and Western as well. We breed, train and show nationally competitive Arabian Sport Horses (Arabians or Arab crosses utilized for dressage or jumping) and embrace all breeds of horses. Stock breeds, Thoroughbreds, warmbloods, ponies and draft crosses are all valuable members of the PRTC horse family. We give lessons to riders of all skill levels and in a variety of disciplines.
Owner Karla Stanley is a highly respected breeder, trainer, instructor and rider. She has received her USDF Bronze medal, a Training Level Rider Performance Award and a First Level Rider Performance award, along with numerous awards and championships in Arabian breed events.
Owner Mimi Stanley (Karla’s daughter) has her sights set on the US International Equestrian Team. She received her USDF Bronze Medal in 2005, her USDF Silver Medal in 2006 and her USDF Gold Medal in 2008. In 2012, she was awarded the USDF Freestyle Gold Bar. She received her Training Level Rider Performance Award in 2005, First Level Rider Performance Award in 2005, and her Second Level Rider Performance Award in 2005. In 2008 she was a working student at Tempel Lipizzan Farms for the spring and had the opportunity to ride in performances.
Mimi has earned 17 USDF All Breeds Championships or Reserve Championships, including the USDF Young Rider Grand Prix. In 2010, she was one of only four young riders from the US chosen by the Dressage Foundation to experience international-level dressage in Europe on the Olympic Dream Team. In 2014, she was selected to attend the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. To date, she has earned 18 National Championships and 12 Reserve National Championships at Arabian Sport Horse National competitions. Mimi continues her regular training with German Dressage Master Conrad Schumacher.
Mimi’s Grand Prix dressage horse, EA Cygnus, was the only Arabian to be awarded the Adequan/USDF Jr/Young Rider Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Cygnus was also the first Arabian and second horse of any breed to earn a prestigious USDF Horse Performance Certificate at EVERY level of dressage – Training through Grand Prix – a feat requiring more than 90 qualifying scores.
PRTC is a family business. Each of us plays an important role in the daily operation of the farm and the success of our clients.
In addition to helping manage PRTC, Curt Stanley served as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the ND National Guard and was deployed to Kosovo in 2011. He continues to pilot helicopters, raise goats and teaches at Bismarck State College.
Growing up, Ross Stanley helped run PRTC, raised and showed champion sheep and goats and was active in 4-H. In 2013, he joined the ND National Guard. In 2014, he graduated from Advanced Individual Training and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for distinguished honor graduate.
Gabrielle Myers started as our working student in 2007 and has become very important to PRTC and our family. She owns a horse we bred, PR Knight Vader, who she has shown to 2nd level. We are proud of Gabrielle and very grateful for her daily dedication. Click here for more photos of Gabrielle and Vader.
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