Meet the Team
Over the years Adam Lastowka & Roel Theunissen developed a reputation of being accessible for all type of riders. Both are grounded and well accepted as high level FEI Dressage Trainers in the Atlanta area. Both are providing dressage training at all levels and have a sincere interest in helping anyone to improve and to progress their horse.
Adam Lastowka is a 5 Star rated Dressage Trainer who has an impressive back ground in multiple equestrian disciplines. Adam moved to GA in 2004 and operated the beautiful After the Fox Farm in Madison. Adam has shown numerous horses at the FEI level and continues to develop dressage prospects.
Adam has worked with Robert Dover, Kathy Connelly and Henk van Bergen. As a teacher Adam’s infectious personality brings humor to the riding arena while remaining serious enough to make sure his students reach their goals. With his well trained, precise eye for spotting a good dressage horse, Adam has been very successful finding students the right horse. On a daily basis Adam and Roel work closely together to make Atlanta Dressage a place that stands for quality riding combined with having a good time.
Roel Theunissen is a Dutch Certified Dressage trainer who moved to the USA in 1996. During the almost 20 years he has been in the US, Roel has brought numerous horses and riders along and helped many to receive their USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.
As an international dressage trainer, Roel coached students at the USDF/USEF National Championships, FEI Young Horse Championships, Pan Am Games, and FEI World Cups. Roel is a member of The International Dressage Trainers Club and an experienced and articulate clinician. As the President of Atlanta Dressage LLC, Roel operates from the beautiful "Atlanta Dressage Training Center" in Suwannee, GA making coaching, training clinics, and horse sales his daily focus.
Ashley Marascalco joined the team at Atlanta Dressage when we opened our doors and has quickly proved herself to be a valuable asset. The partnership created has brought much success to the barn. Ashley owns and operates ANM Dressage, is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and has an impressive background, especially training young horses.
She was formally the Young Horse Trainer at High Valley Hanoverian Farm, where she backed and brought along many talented young Warmbloods. Ashley’s progress at Atlanta Dressage can be seen in her recent show record, especially with our sales and training projects. She has competed at major horse shows including Devon, the Young Horse National Championships and this past year she took 1st Level Champion at the Region 2 Open in Lexington, KY, placed 3rd in the Open Level Championship, and took 6th place in the USDF National Final in the Open 2nd Level.