About Catherine Haddad Staller

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About Catherine Haddad Staller

Catherine Haddad Staller (USA) was stationed in Germany from 1993 to 2012 where she represented the United States in competitions throughout Europe at both national and international levels. With Maximus JSS, Cadillac and Winyamaro, she accumulated over 120 top ten placings and wins at Grand Prix.


In 2006, Haddad Staller was alternate for the US Dressage Team in Aachen at the World Equestrian Games. In 2007, with Maximus JSS, she finished seventh at the 2007 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.


In 2009, Haddad Staller won 9 Grand Prix with Cadillac and Winyamaro in European competitions. In 2010, she was Reserve for the US Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and won the CDI-W at Dressage at Devon in the USA.  Returning to Europe that fall, she represented the USA at the Leipzig FEI World Cup Final in April of 2011.


She returned to the USA in 2012 and runs training facilities New Jersey and Florida.


From 2014-2016, Haddad Staller rode for the USA in various Nations Cups and CDI5* in Europe and the USA with Mane Stream Hotmail, accumulating another 30 top ten placings.  She trained Mane Stream Belstaff to Grand Prix level and won two USEF Developing Grand Prix classes with him in 2016 and 2017.  After leaving Haddad’s stable in the spring of 2018, Belstaff represented Denmark in the World Equestrian Games with Danish rider, Betine Jenssen.


In the late summer of 2017 Haddad debuted Semper Fidelis in the Grand Prix in Europe.  In seven starts, the pair were never out of the top five, bringing home one win at the CDI3* in Le Mans, France, and several top placings in 4* competition.


2020 to present, Haddad began showing Frankie in national Grand Prix competition.  After 4 consecutive wins, the pair made their international debut during the 2020/2021winter season in Wellington, FL, culminating in a second place finish in the CDI3* a the World Equestrian Center of Ocala. Frankie is the 7th horse trained to international Grand Prix by Haddad.


Haddad is the coach of Para Dressage Team rider, Katie Jackson and she has coached 5 riders to USDF Gold Medal achievements in the last 6 years as well as coaching Anna Stovall and Frankie, a self-bred Hanoverian mare to the 2017 USEF Developing Horse Championship in Prix St George.  In 2019, Barbie Asplundh, an Adult Amateur and student of Haddad, placed third in the USEF Developing Horse Prix St. George.


An avid breeder, Haddad’s foals have taken “best in class” honors at four Hanoverian foal shows in recent years.  Vianne, a 4 year old Hanoverian mare bred by Haddad has just been recognized by the USEF Young Horse program.


Haddad Staller received a B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1987 and graduated with Honors. She is a recipient of the BHSI certificate from the British Horse Society and has been awarded with the German Gold Medal for Dressage and the USDF Gold Medal. She credits Willi Schultheis, Rudolf Zeilinger, Morten Thomsen and Johan Hinnemann for her dressage education.


Haddad Staller is an active member of the International Dressage Riders Executive Board and coordinates closely with the International Dressage Trainers Club on issues affecting the sport at the international level. Her current product sponsors include:  Derby Riding Boots, Emerald Valley Feeds, Mushroom Matrix, UVEX and Stuebben.

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