Tenacious Acres Dressage

Tenacious Acres Dressage TeamTAD prides itself on the ability to develop horses and riders according to the proven methods of classical dressage. Come be a part of the team as our head trainer begins her journey into the elite world of international competition!
Tenacious Acres Dressage proudly offers classically influenced competition services [showing and coaching], dressage lessons, and dressage training, with head trainer, Alexis Cwik.
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Alexis Cwik is a USDF Bronze medalist. She had a successful junior/young rider career competing at shows in the midwest, including Regional Championships in 2013. Her competitive career to date has not been regular due to her decision to work at home with youngsters coming up the pipeline. She has dedicated her life to developing horses and riders up the levels according to classical dressage methods. In addition to her love of training horses, Alexis has a true passion for teaching riders. She takes a great deal of pride and joy in creating personalized programs for each and every one of her students and training horses, and will consistently go above and beyond to help her team succeed and reach their individual training and competitive goals. Alexis will graduate from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in May 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Business Management. Following graduation she will continue to train and teach, as well as pursue her own personal goals to compete at the highest level of dressage, representing her country against the best riders in the world. Please contact us for more information and to discuss opportunities to join our Dream Team! Alexis Cwik (608) 512-9516 [email protected]

Our heartfelt congratulations to Michele A. on her new addition of client-owned sales horse, Brillo! We wish you many ye...
03/03/2020

Our heartfelt congratulations to Michele A. on her new addition of client-owned sales horse, Brillo! We wish you many years of happiness together! ❤️

We wish you all a very happy, healthy 2020!! It’s important to take a minute to recognize and thank all of my incredible...
01/01/2020

We wish you all a very happy, healthy 2020!!

It’s important to take a minute to recognize and thank all of my incredible family, friends, sponsors, clients, products, and team members who help to make my dreams come true, each and every day! I am so grateful for you all. Bring on 2020, I think it’s going to be the best year yet!
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Thank you sponsors! ❤️ Tenacious Acres, TaylorSelect Horse Bedding, Banks Mill Feeds, Functional Life Of Wellness, The Dressage Store, Excel Supplements, Pas de Cheval Equine Services, Fox Run Farrier Service

Our other favorite products ❤️ Neue Schule Ltd, Neue Schule USA, Back on Track USA, Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer, Samshield America, Acavallo, Equiture, Total Saddle Fit, Roeckl Equestrian USA.

Happy Holidays 🎊 make 2020 your year 🥂

12/03/2019

The frustration is real with this one 😂 You ok?
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So excited to have our Back on Track USA outdoor turnout so his muscles can stay warm during this cold weather without compromising his ability to play or apparently, throw tantrums 😂
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🇺🇸#BackOnTrack #BOT #BackOnTrackUSA #SelleriaEquipe #TeamExcel #ExcelSupplements #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds #TaylorSelectHorseBedding #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD #Limitless

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. I hope it is filled with family and friends, love and laughter🍁🦃🍽 I have so ...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. I hope it is filled with family and friends, love and laughter🍁🦃🍽 I have so much to be grateful for this year, but it really comes down to the wonderful people and animals I have in my life. Thanks for being my amazing team ❤️ ▪️
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🇺🇸#HappyThanksgiving #BestTeamEver #TeamExcel #ExcelSupplements #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds #TaylorSelectHorseBedding #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD #Limitless

Today we honor and thank those who have served.
11/11/2019

Today we honor and thank those who have served.

SO excited to show off my new custom  Kingsley show boots! Black patent, with a stamped patent ribbon and metallic blue ...
11/02/2019

SO excited to show off my new custom Kingsley show boots! Black patent, with a stamped patent ribbon and metallic blue piping. They turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Can’t wait to get these babies into the show ring!
Thank you to The Dressage Store for making creating and ordering these SO easy!!! 😍❤️

Y’all!!! Our usual Florida training trip is just around the corner and this time we have company!! 🎉 Our girl Ettele Too...
10/15/2019

Y’all!!! Our usual Florida training trip is just around the corner and this time we have company!! 🎉 Our girl Ettele Toole will be joining us and taking over social media for the long weekend!! SO....
Have anything specific you want to know? Questions you want answered? Leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to cover it! 🙌🇺🇸💪

✨ !! Exciting News!! ✨Tenacious Acres Dressage is excited to announce that we have limited openings for full and partial...
10/07/2019

✨ !! Exciting News!! ✨

Tenacious Acres Dressage is excited to announce that we have limited openings for full and partial training horses/riders for Aiken and the nearby surrounding areas! We are proud to offer training rides, lessons, competitive services, and clinics.

Alexis Cwik has experience with young horses through FEI, and is coached by one of the top riders in the world, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2018 World Equestrian Games Silver medalist, Laura Graves. Alexis has also successfully participated in several clinics with Christoph Hess, Christine Traurig, and Charlotte Bredahl, Stephen Hayes, and more.

Contact us to design a unique training program for you and your horse, or to schedule a clinic!

[email protected]
608-512-9516

09/25/2019
Debüt

So excited this boy is going back to work tomorrow! After dealing with a bug bite that took the 👑 out of commission for a week, we got a clean bill of health! 💪 so it was back to the pasture today, and back to work tomorrow! 😍

Can we take a moment to acknowledge the super shine and healthy body that Debüt has? All thanks to Banks Mill Feeds and Excel Supplements 🙌 Want to learn more about these products and get your exclusive 10% off code for an Excel order? Reach out!

🇺🇸#SelleriaEquipe #EquipeUSA #EquipeSaddles #BetweenHorseAndRider #TeamExcel #ExcelSupplements #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds #TaylorSelectHorseBedding #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD #Limitless

We work in all conditions, from sunshine to slop 😅 but look how shiny and healthy this stunner is!! Thanks Banks Mill Fe...
09/10/2019

We work in all conditions, from sunshine to slop 😅 but look how shiny and healthy this stunner is!!
Thanks Banks Mill Feeds for providing such top quality feed to our horses, and to Excel Supplements for providing the best supplementation for muscle health, circulation and overall wellness ❤️

Don’t forget to sneak a peak at our gorgeous Equipe Glamour, the best saddle ever 😍

We love field trip days, even when downpours come out of nowhere 😅🌧Thank you to our fabulous sponsors who keep us feelin...
08/24/2019

We love field trip days, even when downpours come out of nowhere 😅🌧

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors who keep us feeling our best inside and out:
Tenacious Acres
Equipe Saddles - USA
Saddle Fitting Central
Excel Supplements
Banks Mill Feeds
#PoweredByBanksMillFeeds
TaylorSelect Horse Bedding

And thank you to our other team members and products we trust for the best in safety, style, and overall care:
Fox Run Farrier
Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer
Acavallo
Back on Track USA
Horseware IceVibe
Vibracussor Impac
Dressage Sport Boot
Samshield America
Roeckl Equestrian USA
Kastel Denmark
PS of Sweden

Happy rainy day! ⛈🦄

I could look at him all day ❤️ Debüt is powered by Banks Mill Feeds Elite as well as Timothy/alfalfa pellets, and even t...
08/20/2019

I could look at him all day ❤️

Debüt is powered by Banks Mill Feeds Elite as well as Timothy/alfalfa pellets, and even through the sun bleach, he has managed to never lose his shine or heathy, athletic body type.

Banks Mill Feeds is always fresh, and always local, so contact me or stop by Banks Mill to learn more about their countless feed options, and get started on optimizing your horse’s wellness today!

#PoweredByBanksMillFeeds

All the pats from trainer-Natalie, for our super sale mare, Sunny Dey ❤️ Deya is 100% #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds and just ...
08/01/2019

All the pats from trainer-Natalie, for our super sale mare, Sunny Dey ❤️
Deya is 100% #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds and just look at the shine and development 🔥 Our horses have never looked better! PM us here to learn more about the countless options that Banks Mill Feeds has to offer your horse- using feed that is always fresh, and always local, offers us (as owners) a bit of peace of mind knowing exactly how and where our grain is made!

I mean, have you ever seen anything prettier?? Because I haven’t 😍 I adore my Equipe Glamour. Debüt has never felt more ...
07/21/2019

I mean, have you ever seen anything prettier?? Because I haven’t 😍
I adore my Equipe Glamour. Debüt has never felt more free, and I have never felt so in balance ❤️
Reach out today to learn more about what sets Equipe apart from the rest. Schedule your saddle fitting, and feel the difference. I did, and I’ve never been happier ❤️

Thank you to saddle fit extraordinaire, Jackie Gladu of Saddle Fitting Central, and Equipe Saddles - USA for your support and belief in our team. Honored to represent you ❤️
#BetweenHorseAndRider

07/20/2019

Thanks Banks Mill Feeds and Excel Supplements for supporting Debüt inside and out! He has never looked healthier or stronger 😍💪

Reach out to learn more about the wide variety of feed options offered by Banks Mill Feeds, all of which are always fresh, and always local ❤️
Also contact me for your code for 10% off your first order of Excel Supplements. This fabulous supplement has helped support his muscle development, recovery, as well as provide internal gastric support.

Grateful to have such a powerful team of feed and supplements behind Debüt, to help him be the best he can be 🌟

#PoweredByBanksMillFeeds
#TeamExcel

Loved starting this beautiful, breezy day off with a hack with Debüt ❤️ Plus, sunny mornings are great for showing off t...
07/13/2019

Loved starting this beautiful, breezy day off with a hack with Debüt ❤️ Plus, sunny mornings are great for showing off the shine from great nutrition and supplementation 😍☀️

Debüt eats Banks Mill Feeds’ Elite formula and their awesome whole oats, which is supported by Excel Supplements’ ProElite formula. He has never looked or felt better and I’m so grateful to these awesome companies who support us ❤️
#PoweredByBanksMillFeeds
#TeamExcel

06/29/2019

#TeamTAD horses have the opportunity to have their meals brought to them, served on a platter, while they get treated by the awesome Vibracussor Impac. Spoiled?? Yes... Deserving?? Absolutely ❤️🦄

Want your horses treated by the Vibracussor? Reach out to schedule your session. In just 2 minutes of use, I have seen massive reduction in sore muscles, so I use it as a warm up tool as well as a treat during dinners ❤️

Just love looking at how shiny and healthy  our horses look enjoying the sun ☀️ on a beautiful Tuesday morning. Awesome ...
06/25/2019

Just love looking at how shiny and healthy our horses look enjoying the sun ☀️ on a beautiful Tuesday morning.

Awesome nutrition by Banks Mill Feeds - Always fresh, always local ❤️ one of the MANY things I love about this company.
#PoweredByBanksMillFeeds
#TeamBMF

I am so excited to announce my sponsorship with @banksmillfeeds !!! There’s no better feed on the market. It makes my ho...
06/18/2019

I am so excited to announce my sponsorship with @banksmillfeeds !!! There’s no better feed on the market. It makes my horses look fantastic, and I am grateful to be a new member of this incredible team. Thank you for your support and belief in me and my team of 🦄 ❤️ #PoweredByBanksMillFeeds
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▪️ Banks Mill Feeds is pleased to announce sponsored dressage rider Alexis Cwik. We wish her the very best and are very excited about her future. #dressagerider #dressage 🦄 #dressagehorse @alexis.cwik @banksmillfeeds

06/14/2019

Whoop whoop!! Christmas in June! Thanks Excel Supplements!!
Debüt’s coat is looking even more vibrant and beautiful, and I love knowing that I’m supporting his muscle development, joint mobility, and post-workout recovery every day!!! 😍
Don’t forget to reach out to learn more and to get your code to get 10% off your first order!! 🎉

I am SO excited to announce our new sponsorship with Excel Supplements!!! Thank you for your support and belief in the t...
05/30/2019

I am SO excited to announce our new sponsorship with Excel Supplements!!! Thank you for your support and belief in the team, and I am so excited about our future together. ❤️ #TeamExcelSupplements

PM us to learn more about the benefits that come from adding Excel to your program! You’ll be amazed by the results! 🙌

Introducing #TeamExcelSupplements rider, Alexis Cwik!
Alexis is originally from Deerfield, WI, and is now a dressage trainer based in Aiken, South Carolina. She has spent her life surrounded by horses, being raised riding at her parents breeding and training facility, Tenacious Acres. Throughout her riding career, Alexis has had hugely successful and educational clinics with Christoph Hess, Charlotte Bredahl, Stephen Hayes, Christine Traurig, and an extended training opportunity with 2016 Olympic Team Bronze medalist, Kasey Perry-Glass. In 2016, she moved to Aiken, SC to finish her schooling and launch her own dressage training business. Alexis is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Business Management.

Since graduating in 2018, Alexis has continued to train and teach horses and riders of all levels, while pursuing steps to reach her own personal goals to compete at the highest levels of international dressage, representing her country against the best riders in the world. She is currently beginning her journey with a very exciting 4-year-old Hanoverian, Debüt, [Dancier (DeNiro) x Davignon (Donnerhall)], and has a 2-year-old Oldenburg mare, Quelle Fleur, [Fabregas (Florencio) x Quaterback (Quaterman)] growing up beautifully. These two are helping to make the future look very exciting!

To those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we honor you this Memorial Day. And keep you in our thoughts with gratitude ev...
05/27/2019

To those who made the ultimate sacrifice, we honor you this Memorial Day. And keep you in our thoughts with gratitude every day. Thank you for your service.

It’s always about the 🍪’s 😉🦄 Only the best for the best! 👑Powered by Banks Mill Feeds, TaylorSelect Horse Bedding, Back ...
04/14/2019

It’s always about the 🍪’s 😉🦄
Only the best for the best! 👑

Powered by
Banks Mill Feeds, TaylorSelect Horse Bedding, Back on Track USA, Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer, Horseware Ice Vibe, Vibracussor Impac, Samshield America, PS of Sweden, Roeckl Equestrian USA, De Niro Boot Co 🌟THANK YOU!!

Pure muscle 😍🔥▪️▪️▪️🇺🇸 #BabyHorse #Dancier #BanksMillFeed #HorsewareIceVibe #BackOnTrackUSA #PosturePrep #VibracussorImp...
03/31/2019

Pure muscle 😍🔥
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🇺🇸 #BabyHorse #Dancier #BanksMillFeed #HorsewareIceVibe #BackOnTrackUSA #PosturePrep #VibracussorImpac #DSBBoots #TaylorSelectBedding #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD #Limitless #TeamBelieve #TenaciousAcresDressage

Thanks Marilyn for passing this along... always a safe guess 😉 “the answer is always MORE leg” 🙌
03/18/2019

Thanks Marilyn for passing this along... always a safe guess 😉
“the answer is always MORE leg” 🙌

Superstar recognition time!Below are pictures of my 🌟 student and her fabulous Quarter Horse Remi 🦄 during our lesson on...
03/14/2019

Superstar recognition time!

Below are pictures of my 🌟 student and her fabulous Quarter Horse Remi 🦄 during our lesson on Wednesday.😍 She is officially prepared for her 1st level debut at a rated show this weekend!! 🎉
Each week I am impressed by her dedication to learn and grow as a rider- she comes ready to work- no matter how early I make our ride 😉 and hangs with me when I throw crazy exercises her way 😘 Proud to be a part of their journey and even more honored to know her as the wonderful person she is 😘
So happy to have you as a member of Team TAD my dear!! ❤️

And on the other side of town on Wednesday, another one of my superstars Nancy and her fabulous Brody , attended a show won her training level class with a dominating score of nearly 67%- so as she said... “Proud of him - time to move up!” First level here we come, proud of you both ❤️ you rocked it!

And... ... we’re back! After 3 weeks of R&R, this black beauty is ready to go back to work 🎉💪 so excited 🦄❤️ ——Fabulous ...
02/21/2019

And... ... we’re back! After 3 weeks of R&R, this black beauty is ready to go back to work 🎉💪 so excited 🦄❤️

—Fabulous body shine powered by Banks Mill Feeds and Show Sheen’s MiracleGroom! 🙌 can’t go anywhere without the magical stuff 🤗 and Debüt wouldn’t feel so great if it weren’t for his SaddleGuy saddle ❤️


🇺🇸 #ShowSheen #MiracleGroom #PSofSweden #SaddleGuy #Acavallo #AcavalloMassage #IceVibe #FinnTackIce #VibracussorImpac #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #BabyHorse #YoungHorseTraining #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD #Limitless #TeamBelieve @ Aiken, South Carolina

Thank you FASTSIGNS of Aiken for bringing our logo into real life!! We are so grateful to have such an incredible compan...
02/05/2019

Thank you FASTSIGNS of Aiken for bringing our logo into real life!! We are so grateful to have such an incredible company right here in Aiken who can take care of any sign need imaginable!!
Not only is the quality unsurpassed, but you couldn’t ask for a more genuine, talented group of individuals to work with.
Thank you Rhonda Joyce-Pullis and FASTSIGNS of Aiken!!

Also a huge thank you to Nicker Creative for your stunning logo design. It receives positive feedback everywhere it goes ❤️

🌟 TeamTAD has a new addition! 🌟We are so excited to introduce you to Levi!! ❤️ Couldn’t be happier to share our world wi...
01/28/2019

🌟 TeamTAD has a new addition! 🌟
We are so excited to introduce you to Levi!! ❤️ Couldn’t be happier to share our world with this bundle of joy 💖

Thank you to Greenville Humane Society for making this connection possible ❤️

🌟 TRAINING OPENINGS 🌟We have openings for horses and/or riders to join our program! Trailer in, or Alexis can travel to ...
01/25/2019

🌟 TRAINING OPENINGS 🌟
We have openings for horses and/or riders to join our program! Trailer in, or Alexis can travel to you (within Aiken limits at this time). Alexis is a USDF Bronze medalist, and is coached full time by two US powerhouses, 2016 Olympic Bronze Team Medalist/2018 World Games Team Silver Medalist- Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington) and FEI High Performance rider, trainer, and instructor and former USEF Youth Dressage Coach- Jeremy Steinberg (Aiken).

Alexis has experience riding not only green horses, but FEI horses as well, and is proud to offer training, instruction, and competitive services in Aiken, SC and Wellington, FL.

Please reach out to discuss any questions you may have, and to find a program that will fit for you and your horse!
608-512-9516
[email protected]

01/17/2019

Here in Florida, Debüt believes in making his own fashion statement 😂 who needs fly masks anyway... 🤦‍♀️


🇺🇸 #FlyMaskFreedom #FreeSpirit #Wellington #Florida #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD

Experiencing the Florida polo ponies with our best buddy Starlight, the most incredible Chincoteague pony ever ❤️ she’s ...
01/10/2019

Experiencing the Florida polo ponies with our best buddy Starlight, the most incredible Chincoteague pony ever ❤️ she’s good moral support while Debüt wraps his head around things that gallop and spin all the same time 😂🙌 —

🇺🇸 #FloridaLiving #Wellington #DressageQueen #Dressur #Dressage #DressageHorse #Hanoverian #German #DressageRider #Equestrian #DressageTraining #HappyHorse #StrongHorse #RoadToOlympics #RoadtoLosAngeles #2028 #TeamUSA #TwoHearts #FEI #TeamTAD

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Alexis Cwik is a US Dressage rider based in Aiken, South Carolina.

Riding all of her life, Alexis had a successful junior/young rider career competing at national shows in the midwest. She has spent the last several years quietly training young horses and developing her own string of horses at her home base, Tenacious Acres. Alexis is very grateful to have such a successful and supportive team surrounding her and the young horses she is developing.

Alexis has dedicated her life to developing horses and riders up the levels according to classical dressage methods. In addition to her love of training horses, Alexis has a true passion for teaching riders. She takes a great deal of pride and joy in creating personalized programs for each and every one of her students and training horses, and will consistently go above and beyond to help her team succeed and reach their individual training and competitive goals.

In May 2018, Alexis graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Business Management. She will now continue to train and teach, while pursuing her own personal goals to compete at the highest levels of international dressage, representing her country against the best riders in the world. Please contact us for more information and to discuss opportunities to join our team! Alexis Cwik (608) 512-9516 [email protected]

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5-year-old Maserati got to play in the field today!! Such a fun horse! 😍☀️ #TeamTAD 🇺🇸🐴💎
Love your new page, and I'm looking forward to retirement (in a few years) when I can bring down my Tenacious Acres baby so you can see how she has done and she can meet her original mom, Natalie ;)