Derek Huget moved to Richmond B.C. in 1990 to be a working student for Canadian Team Member and now Olympian, Leslie Reid. He was certified with Equine Canada in 1991 and has been teaching full time since then.
Derek has competed successfully on several clients horses over the years, one of which is the now famous “Mark”. In his first year of competition they were the 1999 Canadian National Basic Champions as well as a guest rider in the Western Canadian National Dressage Symposium under the instruction of Conrad Schumacher.
Derek has shown up to and in the Advanced Division on horses Falstar and Leonardo.
In the 1990’s he worked for Leslie Reid both riding and teaching at Top Fox Equestrian Center as well as Kensington Park Stables in Langley, B.C.
In 2001 Derek spent five weeks in Holland as a working student with Dutch Olympian, Bert Rutten.
More recently he competed on “Wilkin” a Dutch Warmblood gelding that he purchased as a three year old in Holland in 2007, he then spent the next three years in training with Leslie Reid.
Derek was a guest rider on Wilkin in October 2009 at the Western Canada Dressage Symposium under the instruction of Ellen Bontje and Christoph Hess.
Wilkin was sold in late 2010 to Jamie Welling of California, who has since relocated him to Germany and is training with former Canadian Dressage Team Coach, Markus Gribbe.
Derek has taken dressage clinics in the past with Dietrich Von Hopffgarten, Tom Dvorak, Gina Smith, Willy Arts, Burt Rutten, Colonel Carde, Chistilot Boylen, Udo Lange and over three years with Ellen Bontje.
An addition to Southlands Riding Club, Derek teaches at several stables throughout the Lower Mainland and has given clinics in Quesnel, Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, Terrace, Prince George and Fort St John B.C. as well as Calgary, Alberta.
In 2011 he returned to Holland and purchased his future mount DeSchufro, a three year old Don Schufro/Rubinstein gelding.
For more information on lessons or to book a clinic,
please contact Derek directly at Derek@DerekHugetDressage.ca
or by phone at 604-862-1349.