All levels dressage teaching with Elena (Sokolovskaia) Golubitsky

International FEI Dressage Competitor & Trainer

USDF Regional Champion - USDF Silver & Gold Medalist - Medal Equestrian Foundation 

News and Events


Elena and Adesco's story featured in WARMBLOODS Today

For dressage trainer Elena Golubitsky the last twenty years have brought her challenges she never imagined. They have also brought her personal happiness and professional success. Once a highly accomplished young rider in the Soviet republic of Belarus, launching her new life in America meant confronting emotional and physical obstacles.

As she returns to the Grand Prix arena, she reflects on her odyssey—and on the very special horse on which she has focused her competitive dreams. Elena had to restart her career in order to find her way back to the Grand Prix, two decades after her successful first career.

When it comes to training dressage horses, Elena says in her eastern European accent, “I love the stallions—there’s something about the boys.” With her stallion Adesco C, the “boy” she’s had for seven years, they’ve formed a winning partnership. This pair may be unknown and a bit unlikely—he’s a jumper-bred Holsteiner and she’s an owner-rider trained in Russia…

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August 23-26, 2012 
Dressage at Lamplight
Elena's student  Barbara Grove won her 1st INTERMEDIATE 1 level class with 60.789% and received her 1st score for her Gold Medal!!!

June 17, 2012
Lake Erie Dressage Derby of Ohio
USEF Developing Horse GP USEF Qualify : 1st place with 62.500%

March 22-25, 2012
International Horse Sport  Champions Cup CDI 3*
USEF Developing Horse GP USEF Qualify : 1st place with 61.975%

Mach 8-9 2012 Wellington Classic Dressage
Challenge II CDIW,J/Y,P,U25 - USEF Developing Horse GP USEF Qualify : 2nd place with 61.875%

March 1-4 2012

Palm Bech Dressage Derby (3099)


FEI Grand Prix de Dressage Open GAIG/USDF Qualify  / 5th  place with a score of 62.305%

September 23, 2011

USDF Regional Championship at Batavia, OH - Elena and Adesco C are Intermediate 1 Regional Champions

2011 USDF Region 2 Championship - Adesco C and Elena are the regional CHAMPIONS at Intermediate1  out of 17 competitors,  despite being the first ride of the day, at 8:00 am in the pouring rain. Watch the video below.

Adesco and Elena Regional Champion: the Video

July 15-17, 2011

Waterloo, Grass Lake, MI

Dressage at Waterloo July. Elena and Adesco C won two 1st places with respectively 65.0% and 65.8%  at Intermediate 1 level, judged by Gary Rockwell.

June 17-19, 2011

Dressage Show at Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

June 17-19, 2011 Elena and two students participated in the dressage show at Lake Erie College. Everyone experienced success with Michelle Brogan bringing home 1st and Berni Moauro 3rd place in First and Training level. Elena got 1st place at Grand Prix on Barbara Grove's horse Tacoma for a Regional Qualifying score and a Gold Medal Score. Congratulations!


February/March 2012
Wellington Florida
This year 1st time my student and my best friend Barbara Grove and I went to train and show in Wellington Florida . We drove our truck and trailer with hay and equipment and shiped Adesco and Tacoma in box stalls with professional horse transport  !!! Horses arrived to White Fences in very good condition . This year being an Olympic year was very exiting for me to traing and show in Florida with the best riders in the world. I trained with Lars Petersen for 2month.  Lars helped me to develop wold class passage and piaffe!!! He also helped me to put all the elements of Grand Prix together. Adesco and I rode our 1st Grand Prix on March 3rd, and I am so proud of him he was only 9 years old. We had very good marks 8 and 9s for our passage-piaffe tour. Adesco was a "super star " in Florida. Now that we are home in Cleveland we have some home work to do. We have 2month to get ready for USEF DEVELOPING HORSE GRAND PRIX DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP.  I would like to say thank you to all my supporters and sponsors, and specially to my husband Leo who stayed back in Cleveland along with 2 our boys for 2 month,  while I was in Florida training and competing.

October 15-16, 2011

Clinic with Linda Zang at Gypsy Woods Farm, Richwood, OH 

Elena rode Adesco in a clinic at Gypsy Woods Farm, with highly respected "O" Judge, Linda Zang. Linda judges international competitions and referred to Steffen Peters as the measure of performance for our international team. Several times throughout the weekend Linda referred to Adesco's athleticism and international abilities and the importance of selecting the best source of coaching for the pair. Although Elena and Adesco worked on their training, the biggest theme was about how to achieve the 9 or 10 on gaits. The clinic attendees enjoyed arelaxing dinner and personal conversation with Linda on Saturday night, which provided additional inspiration to all.

May 2011

Three week training with Lars Petersen at Wellington, FL

In the Spring of 2011, Elena and her student Barbara, traveled with their horses on a 24-hour trip to Wellington, Florida to study 3 weeks with "World Class" rider/trainer Lars Petersen at his property, Legacy Farms. Every person at his farm was friendly and had new information to share with us. We learned tips about horses from shipping/overnighting horses, shipping by air, feed tips, exercise tips, to training plans for developing the horse to Grand Prix. All that was in addition to the excellent lessons with great insights on how to develop the horses strength performing GP movements through developing the hind-end strength and quickness required for Grand Prix to get a  mark of 10 at the International Competitions. Melissa Taylor, his professional and accomplished Grand Prix partner, also assisted in our training. Melissa organizes the business and runs the schedule for Lars and herself; she was extremely friendly, upbeat and helpful. In the end it was rewarding to hear from Lars that both horses have "international potential"!

September 2010

Edward Gal Clinic

Edward Gal is a Dutch dressage rider. He and his most recent mount, the stallion Moorlands Totilas (nicknamed "Toto"), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, becoming the first horse-rider partnership ever to sweep the three available dressage gold medals at a single FEI World Games. Going into the 2010 Games, they had amassed multiple world-record scores in international competition, leading one American journalist to call them "rock stars in the horse world".

Christoph Hess Clinic

Christoph Hess is an FEI "I" Judge in both Dressage and Eventing, and the German National Federation (the DOKR, which is the equivalent to our USEF), awarded him the title of Professional Riding Instructor, a title that labels him as an international expert and educator of professionals. Hess currently holds the positions of Head of Instruction and Head of the Personal Members Department at the DOKR, where he's been employed since 1978.

Sponsors + Others

2012 Elena got accepted to Medal Equestian Foundation

Foundation (excerpt from the Medal Equestrian Foundation website)

The Medal Equestrian Foundation is embarking on a profound mission: to help promising riders advance their skills in the hopes of one day earning a spot on the United States Equestrian Team and qualifying for the Olympics. No small task, indeed.


Based in Washington, Michigan, Medal Equestrian is a non-profit, 501 ©(3) corporation that raises money for re-distribution to qualified candidates who have demonstrated significant achievement in equestrian disciplines and aspire one day to reach the Olympics. Candidates must be of exceptional character and must have distinguished themselves by winning honors in the show ring

Elena Golubitsky is very proud and honored of having been accepted by the Medal Equestrian Center.

December 2012

Adesco dressage is happy to announce two new sponsors.

.Prix St Georges : G & G Levy & Family

.Level 1:Michel Zweig

November 2011

Horses All publishes a nice article about Adesco the "jumper" and Elena

Olympic Dreams For Dressage Horse Originally Bred To Jump


It was in Red Deer where Elena Golubitsky first saw Adesco C in October of 2005. She knew she wanted to ride him and after only one pre-purchase ride, knew she had to buy him. There was only one problem: Adesco was bred to jump and Elena is an international FEI dressage competitor...

Click here to read the whole article.

October 2011

Carleton Warmbloods sponsor of Adesco Dressage

Elena is happy to announce a new sponsor, CARLETON WARMBLOODS, joining Adesco Dressage Olympic Journey. Susan and Ron have been breeding Holsteiner horses for decades and have been very supportive friends since the beginning of Adesco and Elena's "love story".

June 2011

Launching of Adesco Dressage new website

Elena ... and Adesco C, are very proud to present their new website, an important step in their Olympic challenge. The website was conceived and designed by Patrick Billey.

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January 2011

Barb & Ware Grove

sponsoris & supporters 

of Adesco C and Elena 

We strongly believe in Elena and Adesco C's abilities to reach their Olympic goals!

Barbara Grove

Elena and Adesco training at 6:00 am - Watch the Video