About

 
 

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Michele is CEO of Starr Vaughn Equestrian, an active trainer and rider who has earned her USDF Gold and Silver medals. She has coached her daughter Genay from her first ride through the GrandPrix Levels. Not only does she train but she breeds champion sport horses, manages Dressage,Hunter Jumper Shows,  host clinics, and breed inspections. Michele has served two terms for CDS on the board of Directors, as Director at large, one term as Vice President, and was show manager for the CDS Northern Junior Championships.

    2015 Recipient of Ellie Langlois Perpetual Volunteers Award of the California Dressage Society 

2011 Recipient of USDF Region 7 Volunteer of the Year Award              

Accomplishments

 

2011 Accomplishments 

Dressage Derby I
FEI Grand Prix
Friday, May 27, 2011
1st place
Judge Marlene Schneider

Dressage Derby II
Saturday, May 28, 2011
FEI Grand Prix
1st Place 66.383%
Judge Marlene Schneider

Dressage Derby III
Friday , June 24, 2011
1 st Place
 

2009 Accomplishments 

Great American/USDF Championship Show
October 3, 2009
Ad/Am Intermediate II RESERVE CHAMPION

Midsummer's Night Dressage
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Intermediate II
1st Place 

Yarra Yarra Dressage
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Intermediate 11
1st Place 

Sunday, August 2, 2009
1st Place

 

Woodside Spring Dressage
Friday, May 15, 2009
FEI Intermediate II
1st Place
Judge Sarah Geikie

Golden State Dressage Premiere
Friday, January 30, 2009
FEI Intermediate II
2nd Place
Judges Marlene Schneider & Lois Yukins

 

Golden State Dressage Premiere
Sunday, February 1, 2009
FEI Intermediate II
1st Place
Judge Lois Yukins

 

2008 Accomplishments 

Woodside Spring Dressage – May 8-9, 2008 

First Place (open), FEI Intermediare I - 
First Place (open), FEI Intermediare I - 
 

Golden State Dressage - April 5-6, 2008
Second Place (open), FEI Intermediare I - 
Second Place (open), FEI Intermediate I - 

 

Bridlewood Equestrian Center Dressage – March 14-15, 2008 

1st place, Intermediare I – 68.750%

1st place, Intermediare I – 66.750%

Golden State Dressage - Premiere, February 8-10, 2008
1st place, Intermediare I – 
1st place, Intermediare I

 

2007 Accomplishments

2007 North American Danish Warmblood Association All-Breed Adult Amateur Award for Third Place at Prix St. Georges

Golden State Dressage – Warm Up/Cool Down show, August 4-5, 2007

 

1st place, FEI Prix St. Georges – 

Dressage at Woodside – July 12-14, 2007

FEI Amateur 2nd Place High Percentage

2nd place, FEI Prix St. Georges – 

CDS Sonoma – Shelly Siegel, June 8-10, 2007

1st place, FEI Prix St. Georges – 

Golden State Dressage – Festival, April 5-8, 2007

2nd place, FEI Prix St. Georges – 

1st place, FEI Prix St. Georges – 

Golden State Dressage - Premiere, February 9-11, 2007

1st place, FEI Prix St. Georges - 

1st place, FEI Prix St. Georges

 

2006 Accomplishments

Dalgardens Locki has been averaging in the high 60’s this season with a high score of 72.826%

Great American USDF AD/Am Fourth Level Region 7 Championship
3rd place 

USDF Region 7 California Dressage Society Annual Championship
4th Place Fourth Level
CDS Horse of the Year
 

4th Level Test:
Golden State Dressage 1st Place
Golden State Dressage 1st Place
Golden State Dressage 1st Place
Festival of the Horse 1st Place
Festival of the Horse 1st Place
Festival of the Horse 1st Place
Dressage in the Almonds 1st Place

 

 

Michele Vaughn and Dundance

 

2007 Accomplishments

Dressage at Woodside – July 12-14, 2007

Open, Training Level Test 4 – 67.600%

Open, Training Level Test 4 – 67.200%

CDS Sonoma – Shelly Siegel, June 8-10, 2007

2nd place, Training Level Test 4 Q – 66.400%

Golden State Dressage - Festival, April 5-8, 2007

1st place, Training Level Test 1 - 73.913%

1st place, Traning Level Test 1 

Golden State Dressage - Premiere, February 9-11, 2007

1st place, Training Level Test 1 - 70.000%