Dina has been involved in the hunter/jumper world as both an amateur and professional rider, owner, and trainer for over 25 years in both Canada and the United States. As a junior rider, Dina won the Canadian Equestrian Federation Junior Hunter Horse of the Year with her horse Idol Talk, and qualified for both the CEF (now EC) and CET Medal Finals, as well as the ASPCA Maclay Finals. While getting her degree in Economics, Dina continued to ride, showing her horse Big Time in the Grand Prix including the Spruce Meadows Derby and the Newport, Rhode Island Jumping Derby. After getting a graduate degree and working for the consulting company Accenture for a number of years, Dina returned to riding to win the 2002 WCHR Finals Adult Amateur Challenge.
As a professional, Dina has worked for Leslie Steele and Acres West, Andre Dignelli and Patricia Griffith of Heritage Farm, and Sarah Friedman of Autumn Farms. While at Autumn Farms, Sarah and Dina worked together to achieve Championships and Hunter Classic wins at Northeast ‘A’ shows such as Vermont, HITS, Old Salem Charity, Ox Ridge, Capital Challenge etc. as well as qualifying riders for regional and national equitation championships. Since moving to Massachusetts, Dina has taken her riders from short stirrup through Medal Maclay.
Dina is also a partner in bluesaddles.com, an ecommerce business that sells fine used french saddles.
Dina is a USEF Hunter and Hunt Seat Equitation judge and active clinician.