About Anneliese Vogt - Harber
Anneliese Vogt-Harber currently owns and operates the 25-stall stable with 15 school horses up to the Grand Prix level and the remainder of the horses in training. Anneliese has been involved with horses her entire life thanks to her parents, Joe and Theresa Vogt.
As a child, Anneliese competed western, saddle seat, endurance, eventing, hunter/jumper, and dressage. Showing two home-bred, self-trained Thoroughbred mares on the hunter circuit as a junior & winning many year-end awards, she won the Medal Maclay as a Junior. She competed one year of amateurs on the open jumpers before turning to eventing where she competed and trained students through the Preliminary Level.
In 1982 and 1983, Anneliese trained in Ansbach, Germany, tested and received the German bronze and silver medals from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). From that point on, dressage has been her main focus. She was responsible for breaking and training over 50 home bred horses. Tulipan Neopol was a home-bred Lipizzan stallion that Anneliese trained through Grand Prix. She competed him for over 10 years winning many USDF Horse of the Year awards, and such prestigious competitions like a World Cup qualifer at the Raleigh CDI, also earning her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals with him.
Her next Grand Prix horse was a Hanovarian trained by Anneliese from training level. He was in the USDF Horse of the Year each year competed. He was first place USDF Horse of the Year at Third level, and picked by the American Hanovarian Society as the top horse of his breed in all disciplines two years in a row. Three years in a row, they were invited to the Intermediare National Championships at the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ. In 1999, they competed in the Pan American Selection Trials.
Throughout her competition years, she shown many other horses winning numerous year end awards both with USDF and GDCTA. Past and present students have competed successfully at USDF recognized shows on their own horses or school horses. In 2009, she took a junior student to the NJYRC Championships where she was the top placing team member for Region 3 securing the Silver Team medal. Anneliese has held several positions for USEF over the years including USDF Competitors Council as a member and chair, also Regional Championship Committee, Test Writing Committee, and now chair for the Membership Committee.
Currently Vogt Riding Academy instructs over 75 students in vaulting, jumping and dressage. Stressing the importance of horse care by teaching stable management as well as equitation, VRA provides a well-rounded education for the serious rider.