Vue de Lou Dressage LLC, owned and operated by Alexa Derr, recognizes that a well-rounded dressage training program is the key to success. Through a combination of ring work and hill work we are able to help each horse reach its happiest, healthiest, and highest potential. Riders in this program not only learn how to correctly execute each movement, but also learn problem-solving skills when working on their own.
"Having known Alexa for five years and watched her riding, horse care, and sense of responsibility, I only wish I owned a horse to send to her to train and care for."
-Lendon Gray, U.S. Olympian
"It’s amazing how far you can go when someone simply believes in you. Alexa has been the believer that both my horse and I needed after several years of being stuck in our ways of training. Alexa’s training focuses on finding the optimal techniques that bring out the best in both the horse and the rider. Her coaching builds confidence while giving a rider the ability to problem solve on their own. My horse and I had been unable to progress past showing first level for over two years and after less than 6 months in Alexa’s program, we took on 2nd level at a recognized show, winning the 2nd Level Adult Amateur High Score Award! We are now schooling all of the 3rd level movements and we plan to debut at 3rd level next spring. Alexa has helped us to accomplish goals that I never thought would be possible.
My horse is also the happiest and healthiest he’s been since I purchased him. "
-Stephani Bann, Experienced Adult Amateur
Vue de Lou Stables is located on the rolling hills of Reinholds, Pennsylvania. It is fully equipped with the amenities you would find at a high performance barn, but has the benefit of being semi-private. There is a full size dressage arena with mirrors, fields and trails for cross training, and a viewing deck. It is the ideal spot for clinics and dressage training.
What does 'Vue de Lou' mean? It's French for 'View of Lou.' Lou (Louie) is Alexa's first pony and when the barn was built in 2009, she could see Louie from her bedroom window. 'Vue de Lou' was deemed the perfect name for the stable and training business.