Tessa Holloran is an accomplished junior dressage rider based in Massachusetts. Tessa's equine partners have been #poulinpowered for over 10 years, as she has moved up the ranks: "Each one required a different nutrition plan for their unique needs and schedule, as well as to support the progression of training as I moved up the levels... Horses are remarkable athletes and I’m so glad [the Poulin Grain] line helps me keep them in top condition" she says.
Tessa is currently working with Damion SS ("Dezi"), her own 2014 Oldenburg/Hanoverian cross imported from Spain. The pair spent winter 2019 & 2020 working with olympic bronze medalist, Allison Brock in Wellington, Florida. In both 2017 & 2018, Tessa trained with two time Olympian Lendon Gray in Wellington as a participant in the Dressage4Kids (D4K) Winter Intensive Training Program. Tessa remarks "As my level of work increases and the demands on my horse are more, I realize how important it is to treat him as a star athlete. That means the best nutrition possible. I have always counted on Poulin for that."
Tessa has been active in D4K for many years, including the Weekend Educational Program and TEAM Clinics (Training, Education, And Mentoring). In 2019, she represented Region 8 at the North American Youth Championships on the Junior team. July 2018 was her sixth appearance at the Youth Dressage Festival where she was the Overall Champion competing in the FEI Junior Team test. She also attended the 2018 & 2017 USDF Dressage Seat Medal Finals and USEF Festival of Champions for FEI Children.
Some of Tessa's accomplishments include:
USDF Bronze Medal
2019 USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Program
Dressage Seat Equitation Award-Accomplished Level
2016-2019 Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin
Photos courtesy of Mary Livernois and Lily Forado Photography