Welcome to Dappled Horse Grooming & Massage!
a freelance equine massage & horse grooming service
Dappled Horse Grooming & Massage is a freelance equine massage & horse grooming service in the Central PA area. Tess has been helping horsemen take care of their best friend and athlete, their horse for over 40 years!
Currently Tess is freelance grooming & massaging.
Extensive experience with hard to handle horses. Strong Stallions, Flighty Fillies & Nervous Nellie’s not a problem. I love them all! I specialize in bodywork, legs & feet along with rubbing on(grooming) the horses. Experienced with Riding Horses, Racehorses and Competitive Driving Horses.
Certified in Equine Sports Massage through Equine Kneads of Oxford, NJ.
Starting in grade school participating in 4-H, riding horses and barrel racing until finishing high school.
Then working on thoroughbred racetracks for 25+ years as groom, foreman, assistant trainer and Trainer/Owner (Varied owners including Jay McMahon of Saratoga). I have no problem with hard work! Retired from training thoroughbreds around 1998, pursuing other interests not as demanding in order to have enough quality time to raise my family. All our ex racehorses were retired with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
Also, worked on Thoroughbred Breeding Farm Berkshire Stud during this time.
I have volunteered with "New Vocations" in Hummelstown, Pa. And PA War Horse in Grantville, PA.
2015 - 2018 Tess worked with Team Turbo Arabo-Friesian Four in Hand Team of Dragstra Stables in North Carolina.
While the Arabo-Friesians of Team Turbo have retired in 2019 Tess joined the team at Kingdom Nutrition Company, promoting horse and pet supplements through social media and barn visits, focusing on Penn National Race Course.
Your horses' well being is top priority when Tess comes to care for them. Making horses feel great is my business! Your horse will receive patient, kind and gentle care during my visit.
Afterwards your horse will feel refreshed and invigorated.
Tess spent a few years working on a NY Broodmare Farm at Berkshire Stud.
"Tess (Teresa) is an extremely capable and competent horsewoman with experience in all facets of the equine industry including broodmares, foals, racehorses, and show horses. She has knowledge of nutrition, veterinary medicine, training techniques and pedigrees. I recommend her highly."
Douglas B Koch DVM
Edward Coletti Sr.
*I have known Tess (Teresa Vedilago) since the early 80's she is one of the best horse people I know.She has a great feel around the horses and understands what bothers them. I can't say enough about her Qualifactions....... "
Eddie Coletti Sr (Gulfstream Park)
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.~