Stacey Schettkoe Hastings knew from the age of 12 that she wanted to dedicate her life to horses.

Livingston-2She was first introduced to dressage as a 17 year-old when she saw the Kingdom of Dancing
Stallions show in California that featured a troupe of Andalusian stallions, and she was struck by the precision, discipline and beauty of dressage. Dressage became the guiding force in Stacey’s life, and for more than 20 years she has vigorously pursued her dreams in the sport of dressage.

Stacey Hastings education in dressage has been influenced most significantly by her trainer and coach of 20 years, Olympic Dressage team bronze medallist Michael Poulin. She has also been fortunate enough to study with other international caliber trainers such as Rudolf Zeilinger, Lars Petersen, Dietrich von Hopfgarten, Gunnar Ostergaard, and Kenneth Dyrby and many others.

Stacey has trained and competed a number of horses through the FEI levels during her career, and has had many successful students as well. She is currently based at an exceptional dressage facility, Full Circle Farms, located in Statesville, NC.

Stacey has accumulated an impressive list of riding accomplishments, certifications, and other credentials during her professional career.  Some of the riding achievements and awards she has received include:

  • USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals
  • USDF Certified instructor training through 4th level
  • USDF “L” graduate

2013

Montana

  • Third place USDF HOY, 4th Level
  • Received scores as high as 74% at PSG

Lysias

  • Qualified and competed at the USEF/Markel Young Horse Championships, 6 Year Old
  • USDF All Breeds, 3rd Place, 6 Year Olds
  • Reserve Champion, 2nd and 3rd Level, BLM Championships

Trijntje

  • USEF All Breeds Friesien Horse of the Year
  • Received scores as high as 83% at Training Level
  • 1st Place Training Level BLM Championships

Livingston

  • I-2 receiving scores of 66%

Emilio & Kameram Rhapsody

  • 1st Place USDF All Breeds Awards at 4th Level and PSG

Rider Awards

  • Recipient of the Friesian Horse Association of North America Presidents Award
  • Recipient of the Lindgren $6,000 Scholarship

 2012

 

  • Champion – First Level Test 2 – Open & 2013 CBLM Q
  • Champion – Region 1 Open Intermediate Championship
  • Champion – CBLM Prix St Georges Senior Rider B – C/G Q
  • Champion – CBLM Third Level Senior Rider B – CBLM Q
  • Reserve Ch. – First Level Test 2 – Open & 2013 CBLM Q
  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Open Training Level Championship
  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Open 1st Level Championship
  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Open 3rd Level Championship
  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Freestyle Intermediate Championship
  • Reserve Ch. – CBLM First Level Senior Rider B – CBLM Q
  • 3rd place – Region 1 Open 1st Level Championship
  • 3rd place – CBLM Intermediaire I – C/G Q
  • 3rd place – CBLM Intermediaire I MFS – CBLM/GAIG Q
  • 3rd place – CBLM Training Level Senior Rider B – CBLM Q
  • 4th place – Region 1 Open Prix St Georges Championship
  • 4th place – CBLM Training Level Senior Rider B – CBLM Q

 

 2011

 

  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Freestyle 3rd Level Championship
  • Reserve Ch. – Region 1 Open 3rd Level Championship
  • 3rd place – Region 1 Open 2nd Level Championship
  • 4th place – Region 1 Open Training Level Championship
  • 5th place 3rd Level Musical Freestyle Challenge (National)
  • 5th place 3rd Level Musical Freestyle (National)

 

 2010

 

  • Champion – CBLM First Level Senior Rider B
  • Champion – CBLM Second Level Senior Rider B

 

 2009

 

  • 3rd place – Region 1 Open 3rd Level Championship
  • 6th place – Region 1 Open Grand Prix Championship

 

 2008

  • BLM Reserve Champion at Grand Prix

 2007

  • Region I Intermediare II champion

 2003

  • USAE Young Horse National Dressage Championships – finished 3rd in the country 
on Figo in FEI Test for 5 Year-Olds

 1997 & 1998

  • USET Developing Rider List
  • USET Festival of Champions (6th place overall)
  • USDF Region Champion at EVERY level from First through FEI Intermediare II
  • BLM Champion at Prix St. Georges /I-1
  • Washington International
    • FEI Prix St. Georges Champion
    • FEI Intermediare 1 – 6th place
  • 1997 CDI-W Raleigh
    • FEI Prix St. Georges Champion
    • FEI Intermediare 1 Champion