Lee Tubman Dressage
Lee Tubman is an accomplished Grand Prix dressage rider, trainer and coach who has competed successfully internationally. Long listed multiple times for Team Canada for the Olympics and Pan American Games, Lee was a Canadian National Grand Prix Champion, and Equestrian Canada High Performance coach who also ran a successful training barn for 28 years, with clients competing successfully from Training level to Grand Prix.
Coaching is one of Lee's strongest points and it shows in the six Young Riders he has coached to NAYRC, with Team medals and multiple top ten placings. He was named by 3M Corporation as Male Coach of the Year in 1994 in Canada. Lee is the only person in the world to have medaled, coached and judged at NAYRC!
Coaching his way all over North and South America since 1984, Lee is a highly sought-after clinician who can bring the rare combination of three perspectives - Competition, Training and Judging - to all levels from beginners to International Grand Prix Riders. Lee also has a special way with young horses, riding multiple horses to FEI 5 and 6 year old Championships.
With over 35 years of experience in judging, he is an FEI 4* judge and FEI Young Horse judge. Lee is also a USDF "S" judge and Equestrian Canada "S" judge. He has judged such prestigious shows as CDI and CDIO "Nations Cup" in Wellington, Florida; Dressage at Devon CDI; Del Mar National CDI; Adequan West Coast Dressage CDI; Tryon World Equestrian Games Trial Event; and the Pan American Games Trials in USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Argentina.
In December of 2021, Lee married Sarah Lockman, a highly accomplished FEI dressage rider and Pan American Games Gold medalist. This dressage power couple now trains and coaches a small number of clients and horses at Donato Farms in Wellington, Florida.
Lee and Sarah Tubman are a true dressage power couple, coaching clients and training a small number of horses at Donato Farms, their Wellington, Florida home base. Lee has extensive background in coaching competitive riders and training their horses through the levels. His expertise, now augmented by wife Sarah's experience as an FEI rider and Pan Am gold medalist, offers clients unique opportunities for growth.
Lee continues to be sought after as a judge, and travels throughout the competition season judging at CDI competitions around the country. Lee is also available to teach a limited number of clinics all across North and South America.
It is important to understand that there are two parts in training: psychological and physical. It is first most important that you gain the horse’s trust and that your horse can perform in a relaxed psychological manner. Then and only then will you have created a training effect that will last a long time.