"Mercedes is a talented, balanced, knowledgeable, diplomatic, and humble rider. She has a true passion for the sport, and is always considering the long term health and well being of the horse above all other goals. She is quiet and consistent in her training, as well as practical, informative and persuasive in her lessons. She has an uncanny ability to yield outstanding results from every horse she rides regardless of age, skill, or discipline. I highly recommend Mercedes to any rider, regardless of discipline or skill level. "