CV Dressage: Expertise Based on Experience

CV Dressage stands out from the rest with our many years of experience in the industry and a caring, highly professional approach. The breadth of our knowledge and services we offer are sure to please even the most discerning of customers.

About Courtney

Courtney Vesel-Seha


Courtney is entralled with the connection between biomechanics, PEMF Therapy, and saddle fitting, so is happy to bring the this much needed knowledge to the North Carolina/Virginia area. The therapeutic properties of PEMF as well as a proper fitting saddle are crutial to the development and comfort of the horse, and she brings over a decade of experience in biomechanics to every appointment. Continuing education is very important to her, so she takes at least two CE courses every year in topics of all areas to be a well rounded and educated horsewoman. She is the North Carolina, Virignia, and South Carolina representative for Takt Saddlery and Ikonic Saddlery, is certified by the American Riding Instructors Association in Level III Dressage and Level II Stable Management, is a Level III Certified PEMF Practitioner, and is an apprentice with the Society of Master Saddlers. She has consistently schooled up to Prix St. George and has schooled the Grand Prix, as well as completely starting several young horses and training them from the ground up. Currently she has a 5 year old Hanoverian gelding, Expresso (Expression x Don Index), and is enjoying the journey with him. He is a total sweetheart and wicked smart, and she is enjoying the challenge of bringing him along. She has trained under Lizzy Kramer, Lisa Moosmueller- Terry, Heather McCloud, Kendra Kent, Susan Cooper, Eliza Sydnor, Fie Anderson, Wanja Gerlach, Rebecca Nelles, and is currently working with Dawn Weniger. She has ridden in and audited clinics by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, David Collins, Kay Meredith, Henk Van Bergen, Todd Flettrich, Suzanne Von Dietze, Bernie Traurig, Michael Poulin, Jeremey Steinberg, and Lars Petersen. 




2021 USDF Hanoverian Reserve Horse of the Year 3 year old Colts/Geldings

2021 USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year 9th- 3 year old colts/geldings

2021 Dressage at Devon- Top 10 in 2 classes and top 5 in one class in the 3 year old Colt/Gelding finals division and Hanoverian breed class

2017 CBLM Championships for Third Level Division A-4th place 

USDF Bronze Medal

NCDCTA 70s club on several horses

2016 Qualified Diesel for the 4-5 Year Old Gelding/Stallion Materiale Championships at Dressage at Devon

2014 IDA Nationals- Virginia Intermont College- Champion 

2014 IDA Nationals- Representing Virginia Intermont College at First Level- Team day Individual Champion 

2014 IDA Region H Dressage Seat Equitation First Level Champion

2013 IDA Nationals- Virginia Intermont College- 5th place

2013 IDA Nationals-Representing Virginia Intermont College at Upper Training Level- Team day Individual Champion

2013 IDA Region H Dressage Seat Equitation Upper Training Level Champion

2010 USDF Rider Performance Award in Training Level 

2010 NCDCTA Horse of the Year First Level Jr/Yr 3rd place-Easy Street

2009 NCDCTA Horse of the Year Training Level Jr/Yr Champion-Easy Street




BS in Equine Studies from Virginia Intermont College

Minored in Business Administration

ARIA Certified in Level III Dressage

ARIA Certified in Level II  Stable Management

USDF Bronze Medal

Level I/II/III Certified Pulse Practitioner (PEMF) 

Apprentice in the Society of Master Saddlers program


Continuing Education Courses


Dr. Sharon May Davis Lecture Series April 2024



Whole Horse Dissection with Dr. Sharon May Davis- Winter 2023

Assessing Posture and Movement with Gillian Higgins- Summer 2023

Equine Sports Medicine Symposium- Fall 2023


Advanced Saddle Fitting- Summer



Our Horses

Expresso is the newest addition to the family welcomed in 2020! He is a 2018 Hanoverian gelding by Expression. He has been a pleasure to start, and has a fantastic personality. Very sweet, very in your pocket, wants to please. All of the power is there as he learns to control it going up the levels on our journey to Grand Prix!! 

Hugo is the CV Dressage schoolmaster. A 1998 model, Hugo is a 16.2 Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding. He is extremely sweet and loving retirement. His background includes showing the 3' hunters and winning several NCDCTA Horse of the Year titles for Training and First level dressage. Courtney trained him to a solid second level, schooling most of the 3rd level work, until his transition to schoolmaster. He taught many riders to fine tune their aids, improve their lateral work, work on their postion, and learn to canter.  His favorite treats include honey wheat twisted pretzels, carrots, and sour patch kids!  He loves his occasional trail rides and swimming. He welcomes treats and scratches when you walk by his stall! Hugo is currently retired in Florida. 



Jack was Courtneys competition mount. He was a Friesian/Arabian cross, which means he was adorable and a complete powerhouse! He loved his tempi changes and offered them any chance he could get. He was also a garbage can-he would eat anything he could get his lips on. They showed 3rd level in the fall of 2017 and they intended to show to PSG in 2018 before his injury and subsequent passing.


Rest easy buddy.... June 20, 2010-August 12, 2019 

Our Team

Courtney is proud to have veterinarian Dr. Lynn Gomes, farrier Joey Hite and Takt Saddlery as part of the CV Dressage team! They all bring years of experience, professionalism,  dedication, pride in what they do, and lots of horse sense to the table to make sure the horse is always performing at their best and feeling great!

Hat Creek Farrier Service

Contact Us

Courtney Vesel-Seha

Call or Text (919) 607-1883 or use our contact form. 

Located in Burlington, NC and serving the Triangle, Triad, Charlotte, and Sandhills area, as well as all of Virginia. Virginia trips scheduled every 2-3 months. 

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