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Jodie and Manhattan
Jodie Kelly Dressage, Inc is based out of Southern Cross Equestrian Center in Destin, Florida.  It is owned and operated by FEI rider and trainer Jodie Kelly.  Jodie has an impressive history of selecting top quality young horses and training them through the FEI levels.   Jodie is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a graduate of the USDF Advanced Young Rider program.

She competed in the North American Junior Young Riders Championships from 1998-2004.   In her first year of competition she captured individual and team Gold aboard Reagan in Los Angeles, CA.   Jodie was only 15 years-old at the time.  Jodie was also part of three Gold Medal teams and won an individual Bronze medal in the North American Young Riders Championships.

In 2007 Jodie and Manhattan were the FEI Intermediate II Champions in the Open Division for USDF Region 3.  Manhattan also finished second nationally in the USDF Horse of the Year at Intermediate II with a median score of 66.890%.  This pair worked its way into the top 20 USEF Grand Prix national rankings early in 2008 and finished the year in the top 250 FEI World Dressage rankings.

Jodie trains from Loxahatchee, Florida, just outside of Wellington during the months of Jan, Feb, and March, but spends most of the year at home in Destin, Florida riding and training from Southern Cross Equestrian Centre.  Southern Cross Equestrian Centre is a full service training facility specializing in the training and instruction of dressage performance horses and riders at all levels from Intro through Grand Prix.  Nestled just off of Highway 98 and flanked by the sprawling golf courses and lavish neighborhoods of Kelly Plantation, Southern Cross Equestrian Centre is a surprising and delightful remnant of Destin's rustic charm.  Part livery stable, part training facility, the Centre lies at the end of a sandy off-road almost completely hidden from public view.

Jodie Kelly Dressage, Inc also actively imports quality young horses for sale from Europe.  We welcome your visit to see the young prospects available for sale.   Appointments are necessary.

Whatever your goals may be, Jodie Kelly Dressage, Inc. can help you live your dream.

Jodie and Manhattan on daily walk through Kelly Plantation
Give credit where credit is due,
Don't take credit when it's not about you.
Remember the dressage world is very small,
Fame comes to those who stand very tall.
Honor those who give you their time,
Boosting you so your star can shine.
When and if you climb to glory,
It's now time to write a new story
About sharing , giving, helping, support,
It's now your time to give back to your sport.

...Carol Lavel