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Meet Your AWS Inspectors
Douglas Christensen

AWS National Sport Horse Inspector

    Douglas has been involved with Breeding and Training Sport Horses in the USA, Great Britain, and Germany for 25 + Years.  
    He is the retired President of the Alamo Dressage Association, and past board member for many years.

Hans Hollenbach

AWS North American Sport Horse Inspector (Residing in Ontario, Canada)

       In 1989, he established his riding school in Germany, then relocated to Canada in 1996.  Specializing in Classical Dressage.
      Hans J. Hollenbach is a member of the "Xenophon" society, a world wide organization committed to the upholding and preservation of the art of classical dressage riding, founded in Germany by concerned trainers, riders, veterinarians and coaches like Klaus Balkenhol, Ingrid Klimke, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, Anja Behram and Astrid von Felsen-Zerweck. The society is currently chaired by Christine Stueckelberger of Switzerland. This movement is actively supported by the legendary Riding Master Walter Zettl in Canada and by Albrecht von Ziegner in the USA. 
Carrie Vacolas

AWS National Sport Horse Inspector

      Carrie has 30+ Years experience in Dressage and Eventing.  She has competed in eventing on horses bred, trained and rode through intermediate level. She was an area steward in the 1996 Olympics in LA. Chief fence judge for 27 years at Rolex Four Star Event. Chief fence judge in 2011 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. Carrie currently breeds and trains horses and riders in Dressage and Eventing. 
    A graduate of The Ohio State University, with a BS major in Agriculture Animal Science Equine Specialty 
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