Beth Baumert (CT)
Beth Baumert was the technical editor for Dressage Today magazine for nearly 25 years. In that capacity, she was in constant contact with the best dressage riders in the world as they discussed and wrote about the technical aspects of dressage. From this depth of knowledge, Beth wrote her first book, When Two Spines Align, which was published by Trafalgar Square Books in 2014. It continues to serve as a “bible” for serious dressage riders. The German edition of Two Spines came out in 2020 along with the first edition of the sequel, How Two Minds Meet.
Beth’s primary commitment has always been studying dressage and teaching. She has been a USDF Certified Instructor since nearly the inception of the program, and she continues to support the program. She is an ”L” graduate with distinction of the USDF judges training program.
Beth’s current passion is the further development of The Dressage Foundation. She became involved with the Foundation in 2000 when she began administering the Young Rider International Dream Program. Subsequently she served as Secretary and later Vice President of TDF. She currently serves as President and CEO.
Beth and Alan, her husband of more than 50 years, divide their time between Wellington, Florida, and Columbia Lake in Connecticut. Their Cloverlea Farm in Columbia was a center for excellence for 45 years. Since the sale of the farm, Beth teaches clinics, usually based on her book. She and Alan have two sons (NYC and CO) and a daughter, Grand Prix rider, Jennifer Baumert (OH and FL). They enjoy five grandchildren.