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Pick and Tuck Dressage and Eventing

                                                             About Us

Alexis Baker


Alexis has 26 years of riding experience and 17 years of teaching experience. Alexis has her American Riding Instructors Association Certificate in both Eventing and Dressage. Alexis has also received her bronze and silver medals from USEA at Training level. Alexis enjoys working with all levels of riders and especially enjoys bringing along green horses for lower level eventing and dressage!


In 2004, Alexis began working as an apprentice and training with German Grand Prix trainer Patrizia Brooks at the Dressage Center at High Meadows. While with Patrizia, Alexis was fully immersed in all aspects of riding and training horses from starting them under saddle to working with well school Grand Prix horses.


In 2006, Alexis moved to Florida and began teaching at Pitts Farm Equestrian Center. While in Florida Alexis had the opportunity to ride and train with Gold Medalist Jodie Kelly and Gold medalist and USDF judge Joanne Rasmussen. In the fall of 2009, Alexis was offered the head trainer position at Forever Sky Ranch. Alexis made the move to this new position and now had the ability to offer full time instruction and training for her clients.


In 2010, Alexis' husband Michael was given new orders ​that sent them overseas to Okinawa, Japan. While in Japan Alexis was able to continue her training at Mihara Horse Club. While there Alexis helped to teach clinics, judge horse shows, and continue her teaching and riding. Alexis learned a lot from the Japanese and American riding instructors and also had the opportunity to have a Japanese Olympic Coach ride her training horse and give feed back on his training.

In 2011, Alexis and Michael purchased their first farm in Princeton, Ma. While in Princeton Alexis trained with Stephie Baer and Bill McMullen. Alexis also started teaching at Camp Marshall in Spencer, Ma. While at Camp Marshall, Alexis became the lead riding instructor and coach for the Camp Marshall Equestrian Team. Alexis still regularly travels back to Massachusetts regularly to teach clinics.


Alexis has worked with many accomplished trainers such as Nick Larkin, Boyd Martin, Bill Warren, Bill McMullin, Jaralyn Finn, Stephanie Baer, Dom Schramm, Jimmie Schramm, Packy McGaughan, Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson, Clark Montgomery, Joanne Rasmussen, Patricia Brooks, and Jodie Kelly. As well as Alexis’ riding accomplishments she has also judged many local schooling shows in Illinois, Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Japan. She has also enjoyed teaching clinics for local barns and especially loves working with young riders in both Pony Club and 4H.


Alexis is currently in Trenton, IL and is available for training, lessons, clinics, and judging in the local area.


Notable Personal Awards


1997 – Brinkley High Point Award


2009 – Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge Reserve Champion


2010 – Reserve High Point – Pick and Tuck – Dixie Gulf Dressage and Sport Horse Show


2010 – Training Level Performance Award – USDF


2010 – First Level Performance Award – USDF


2012 - Reserve Champion for the year - Azrael Acres - Apaches Mountain Storm


2013 - USEA Blue Ribbon Award - Apaches Mountain Storm


2013 - USEA Bronze and Silver Medal - Training Level - Apaches Mountain Storm


2014 - 4th for the year - Azrael Acres - Courage to Fly


2016 - USEA Silver Medal - Novice Level - Solange


2017 - USEA Gold Medal - Novice Level - My Two Cents


2017 - USEA American Eventing Championships - My Two Cents - 28th Novice


2017 - USEA American Eventing Championships - Solange - 29th Novice


Notable Student Awards


2010 –Richard Jernigan DSDCTA high point award at Training Level


2014 - Gina Bonci and Max - 1st Level year end Champions - Azrael Acres


2014 - Amanda Pender and Fancy - Pre-Elementry Year End Reserve - Azrael Acres


2016 - Azrael Acres 3 Phase and Dressage Series Year End Awards  

            Amanda Pender and Fancy - Elementary - Reserve Champion

           Marissa Kuntz - Killian - Elementary - 3rd

           Abigail Guillot - Kikko - Pre-Elementary - Reserve Champion

           Gwen Costello - Paris - Pre-Elementary - Champion

           Amy Deroches - Comet - Intro Level - 4th

           Chloe Despres - Fancy - Intro Level - Reserve


2019 MISHO Year End Awards

          My Two Cents - First Level and Above - Champion

          Kate Saulle - Mac Bradaighns Oldcastle - Beginner Jumper 2' - 5th

          Anne Orcutt - Ace Afleet - Beginner Jumper 2' - 6th

          Aylah Siegel - Tuff Luck Dude - Green as Grass/Starter - Reserve Champion

          Morgan Cooper - Captain Crown - Green as Grass/Starter - 3rd

          Devin Isselhard - Soft Kiss - Green as Grass/Starter - 3rd

          Anne Orcutt - Ace Afleet - Green as Grass/Starter - 6th

          Lynette Scott - Queenstown Bay - Beginner Novice/Novice - Champion

         Margo Wottowa - Southernboy Smooth - Beginner Novice/Novice - Reserve Champion

         Maddie Zika - Win One for the Gipper - Beginner Novice/Novice - 3rd

         Julie Simmons - Turn Signal - Beginner Novice/Novice - 4th

         Jessica Milam - Lieutenant Dan - Beginner Novice/Novice - 6th

         My Two Cents - Training and Above - Reserve Champion

         Solange - Training and Above - 3rd

         Leslie Lowery - Pursuit of Happiness - 3rd

         Zoe Milam - Queen of the Slipstream - Combined Test/ Derby - Champion

         Maddie Zika - Win one for the Gipper - Combined Test/ Derby - 3rd

         Savannah Isham - Keeps me Broke - Combined Test/ Derby - 4th

         Margo Wottowa - Southern Boy Smooth - Combined Test/ Derby - Champion

         My Two Cents - Combined Test/ Derby - 3rd

        Jessica Milam - Lieutenant Dan - Combined Test/ Derby - 4th

         Julie Simmons - Turn Signal - Combined Test/ Derby - 5th

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