Nicki is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist. Her main focus as a trainer is to empower the student to be able to train and ride their own horse and to attain whatever goals they may have, be it in the show ring or at home. She offers a safe supportive environment to methodically work through any challenges that may come up step by step, and have fun along the way! Nicki is also extremely experienced with young horses as well as horses of all breeds, levels, and even disciplines. She very recently has successfully trained two experienced Event horses to be successful Dressage horses in their own right and needed career change. She has also worked with a few Western Dressage horses as of late. Nicki really enjoys taking clients to shows and coaching them through the levels.

Nicki and Cassibus
Photo Credit: Linda Grandia
Nicki and Uno
Photo Credit: Jessica Lyman

All of her clients have been very successful and they all speak very highly of both Nicki and the horse care at Traumhof. The combination of high quality training with high caliber horse care that Traumhof provides is the perfect combination for success, health, and happiness!


Nicki has spent two spring seasons training with Steffen Peters on Elisienne, as well as Rudeau with David Blake in San Diego at Arroyo Del Mar. Nicki has also trained in a clinic setting with Steffen and Shannon Peters, Debbie McDonald, Lientje Schueler, Lisa Wilcox, Janet Foy, Lendon Gray, Anne Gribbons, and Kathleen Raine to name a few. She continues to search out top level coaching to continuously further her education.


For more information or to schedule a visit, email nicki@traumhofdressage.com or call 253-225-3674.

Photo Credit: Jessica Lyman
Photo Credit: Jessica Lyman
Photo Credit: Jessica Lyman