Holmberg & Wadeborn Dressage

Relaxed Atmosphere
Classical Dressage
Trained in  Sweden
Free Show Coaching
‘S’ Rated USEF Judge
USA Young Horse Team Member

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The founder of Holmberg Dressage, Lars is a 45 year veteran of the equestrian industry, a native Swede and a naturalized US Citizen. Trained at Strömsholm, the Swedish National Riding School, Lars has also worked with such renown riders and trainers such as Bo Tibblin, Hans-Helge Rasmussen and Lars Parmler. As a part of his international education, Lars spent 6 months training in Germany with Liselotte Linsenhoff.

In the early 1980’s, Lars was asked by the late Lillian Van Dahn, of Van Dahn Dressage, to come to California and work at as her assistant. After a successful 3 1/2 years stay with Van Dahn, Lars ventured out on his own to form Holmberg Dressage. Since the initial formation of Holmberg Dressage in 1990, 1992 turned into a year of expansion as Ulf Wadeborn joined Lars to form (HWD). Lars has started and trained multiple horses through to the FEI level with good results, including winning the SWANA association Horse of Year for Intermidare I.

In 2007 Lars was honored with being named a part of the USA Team to compete in Verden, Germany with his young approved Danish Stallion Mix Max. There the pair placed 11th in the Mini Final.

Lars is presently competing with a new horse named Mambo, owned by Lars and a sponsor; Jennifer Gossett from Oaklahoma.

To date, Lars has trained and shown more than 30 horses with an impressive 119 shows. Lars is available for clinics at your location.

Lars is a member of the USEF, USDF, CDS, DASC, Swedish Warmblood Society of North America and Swedish Dressage Ring

Dressage Trainer & USA Young Horse Team Member

Lars Holmberg


Ulf Wadeborn is a native of Sweden with an extensive equestrian career. Ulf originally came to California on vacation with friend and long time trainer Bo Tibblin and long time friend and associate Maria Torwald. What was supposed to be vacation turned into a partnership offer by Lars. With a background in jumping and dressage, Ulf was educated at Strömsholm, the Swedish National Riding School, and has worked with Bo Tibblin, the former head of dressage training.

Prior to him coming to the United States, Ulf worked for Strömsholm, in the capacity as Head of Stable Management, and more recently as a riding and training consultant for the Swedish Equestrian Federation. Besides competing in both jumping and dressage competitions, Ulf is a certified ‘R’ rated judge within Sweden and he has been awarded his ‘S’ USEF judging license in the United States. Ulf is a board member of SWANA (Swedish Warmblood Association North America) and he has also become a breeding judge within Sweden.

Ulf is available for individual consultation on horse sales, training, on-site clinics and judging .

Ulf is a member of the USEF, USDF, CDS, Former President of Swedish Warmblood Society of North America and Dressage Swedish Ring

Dressage Trainer, Clinician & USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge

Ulf Wadeborn


Training & Services

Holmberg & Wadeborn Dressage was started in 1990 by Lars Holmberg, a native Swede and naturalized USA Citizen.   He had a vision of creating a European like training barn, using the same classical training techniques that he learned in Germany and Sweden.   HWD is that barn.

Each student is assisted with the care of their horse, but the majority of the work, including self grooming, must be done by the student.  In this way, you get to know your horse and develop a communication and connection that transfers over into the riding.

Our Services are as such:

Full Training

Full Training

3-4 personalized lessons a week or a designated trainer/assistant trainer to ride you horse.  1 group lesson every Sunday, as trainer is available.   Full training includes Services.
Half Training Training

Half Training Training

Half Training 1-2 one on one lessons each week ,with one group lesson each week, as trainer is available.  Owner to work horse the rest of the week. Half-training includes Services
Horse Care Services

Horse Care Services

Services include, turning out your horse each day, as weather permits and/or hand walking for up to 20 minutes.  Customized meals 3 times a day/7 Days a week.  Water buckets filled.

*Middle Ranch Board, Feed, Shoes, Vet care are all to be covered by owner and are additional

Say Hi to Our Clients

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We’ve been honored to train a wide variety of clients with a wide variety of  horse talent and rider skills.   The point is to learn and grow.

  • Student

    I flew my horse to CA from CO to be in training with Ulf and Lars. Very talented, humble, kind teachers. A privilege to be taught by them. The facility is gorgeous, very peaceful energy.  I’ll definitely come back.

    ~Sally McGhee
  • Student

    Kind, knowledgeable and inspiring environment, trainers and staff. My time there will always be one of the highlights of my training.

    ~Angela Tinsley
  • Professional Trainer

    Excellent training and coaching. I trained with Ulf & Lassa for over 15 years

    ~Linda Kaplan McDowell
  • Student

    They are the best! Really hard to find such top class instruction with a great group of people. So happy to be a part of HWD

    ~Alana Andrews
  • Student

    It was a privilege to be taught by them.  Great people and friends.

    ~Tricia Berman
  • Working Student

    Best workplace ever!!

    ~Johanna Nashammar Fransson

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Contact HWD


Lars Holmberg
Mobile Phone: +1-818-744-0647
Email: office@hwdressage.com

Ulf Wadeborn 
Mobile Phone: +1-818-919-2810
Email: office@hwdressage.com

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I am Lars Holmberg, founder and trainer at HWD. Our barn has a quiet, no pressure training program based on our European education. 

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