Allison Dechant began riding at age 9 and by the age of 12 Allison had competed successfully in hunt seat, jumpers, western pleasure, and driving and had been introduced to dressage.

Dressage is addicting. Just when you feel you really understand a concept, you realize the things you thought you knew before could be so much better. If you sign up to learn dressage, prepare for a lifetime search for knowledge.

Allison began her first working student position at age 18, immersing herself in the sport completely, and was thereafter introduced to competition at the national level.

Allison has had the opportunity to travel to Germany to purchase horses for clients in the US and to visit the barns of many of the worlds best dressage riders. Allison currently trains with Danish Olympian Bent Jensen and US Olympian Steffen Peters and competes several clients' horses in California CDIs as well as at home in Colorado. In 2013 and 2014 Allison placed in the top 15 riders nationally in Intermediare I.

In 2007 Allison started her own business, Allison Dechant Dressage. She continues to grow the competition oriented business with a group of select clients and horses, and is working toward her personal goal of international competition.