Wanja Gerlach



Wanja Gerlach earned all three riding badges, Dressage, Jumping and Theory, in the German Abzeichnen System where he was put through a full examination by licensed judges. He went on to do his Bereiter apprenticeship at the LLS in Vechta; and, completed his apprenticeship under Bernhard Fischer in Wallenhorst where he was able to concentrate further on Dressage. Wanja passed his Bereiter exam in 2004 in Warendorf with an outstanding score of 2.51. Wanja has a great deal of experience with young horses and stallions, having prepared young horses for the Bundeschampionate (Young Horse National Finals) and was a stallion training rider at the 2009 North American Stallion Licensing at Silver Creek Farm in Oklahoma.


Along with his experience in preparing young horses and stallions for performance testing and competition, Wanja is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist; has trained and competed through Grand Prix in Dressage.


For a list of USA Competition Results, click here.



Dressage Training

  • Training - Grand Prix

  • Young Horse Training

  • YR/Jr Rider Training

  • Horse Show Coaching

  • Musical Freestyles

  • Stallion Licensing

  • MPT Evaluation

  • Clinics

  • Lessons

USDF "L" Judging

  • Schooling Dressage

Dressage Horse Sales

  • Preparation

  • Marketing

Professional Grooming

  • Show Preparation

  • Braiding


Stallion Management




MARKEL/USEF Festival of Champions - Developing GP

  11th Place - Shaken Not Stirred


USEF Zone Reserve Champion - Fourth Level - Longinsel

USEF Zone Third Place - Third Level - Longinsel


USDF/GAIG Grand Champion Stallion - East Coast

  Series Final - Royal Tourmalet SPF

Coached Client to BLM First Level Championship

Coached Client to BLM Second Level Reserve


Prepared two Stallions for Successful Licensing

  Royal Tourmalet SPF & Zoltan Q


Coached Region 1 riders to the North American JR/YR

  Championships earning the FEI Young Rider Individual

  Reserve Championship

Earned USDF Gold Medal


Reserve Champion - Region 1 Open Intermediate


Champion - Dressage at Devon - Born in the USA3 YO

  Stallions/Geldings Materiale -   Royal Tourmalet SPF

Grand Champion - USEF Young Horse Materiale - Royal

  Tourmalet SPF

Reserve Grand Champion - USEF DSHB, Young Horse -

  Royal Tourmalet SPF

2014 - Continued

Champion - USEF Zone - Young Horse Materiale -

  Royal Tourmalet SPF

Champion - USEF Zone - DSHB, Young Horse - Royal

  Tourmalet SPF

Champion - NEDA Year End - DSHB Young Horse,

  Stallions/Geldings - Royal Tourmalet   SPF

Reserve Champion - NEDA Fall Festival - 3 YO

  Prospects Royal Tourmalet SPF


Champion - Dressage at Devon - Young Horse 6 YO


Qualified for the US National Young Horse Dressage  Championships - 6 YO Division

5th place - Region 1 Open Training Level


6th place - Region 1 Open 3rd Level Championship


3rd place - Region 1 Open 3rd Level Championship


Champion - Region 1 Open 4th Level Championship

7th place - Region 1 Open 1st Level Championship

Earned USDF Bronze Medal


6th place - FEI Int I - GP TOC - Open

Earned USDF Silver Medal


Contact Us

Thank you for your interest, please contact Wanja Gerlach via email or cell phone.

performancesporthorses@gmail.com  |  Tel: 703.606.4901

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