Deanna Thompson is a dressage trainer, instructor, bronze medalist and competition judge for the United States Dressage Federation. Flexible and willing to travel, Deanna "enjoy(s) judging as it enables me to be helpful in some way during every single movement of the test. I am positive and generous, as my goal is to encourage the sport rather than dishearten riders’ efforts". No matter the age or level, all training is focused on balance, safety and clear communication for a better partnership with the horse. Deanna has extensive education training all levels of horses to produce supple and sound athletes and is featured in the book "Backing the Young Horse" by Grand Prix trainer Carolyn Rose.