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Rockford Equestrian Riding Services

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Meadowsweet Ranch
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey B.
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Kathy is an excellent trainer & very flexible. She takes time for you to become comfortable with the horse you will be riding & keeps you with the same horse to build a bond. Highly recomment

Acorn Valley Riding
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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Allison is kind, patient and knowledgeable, and she really cares about her horses like family members! Looking forward to many more enjoyable lessons!

Market Hill Farm
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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Market Hill Farm is a wonderful facility with outstanding horses and a fantastic instructor; Kris Yankula. Her experience and training has helped me develop my riding and jumping to a competitive level. I've also had the pleasure of boarding horses with her for over a year. I couldn't recommend a better farm for riders of any level!

A.N.D. Stables
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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I started working and taking lessons from Anita many years ago and shortly after I started half-leasing one of her horses. When I started riding at A.N.D. Stables I knew how to get on a horse and just ride around. What I didn't know was the correct and proper way to effectively ride. Since then she has taught me many techniques and has improved my riding skills significantly. From what I have learned from Anita in the past years I have grown as a rider and also have become very successful at shows. I can go into a class with over 30 entries and win the entire class. She has increased my confidence level as well as my knowledge and willingness to learn and gain more experience. I would highly recommend A.N.D. Stables to anybody pursuing lesson instruction, training, or boarding.

Face 2 Face with Horses
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Pat R.
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As a rider that's been in and out of the horse scene for the last 12+ years, I wanted a refresher on a few things, and Jen was the answer. As an instructor, she is straight to the point, makes you work to achieve your goals, is very patient, and most importantly, has excellent communication skills. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or a seasoned rider looking to improve on things (we all need it at times), she's the ticket. Overall great teacher, horses that you can actually learn on, and a well run business. Highly recommended! Pat

Somerset Sporthorse Inc.
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Super friendly environment, and they seem to be a very supportive and kind place to ride! Once I have the funds, I'll be starting lessons!

Roses to Reins
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa J.
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My daughter has been riding with Roses to Reins for the last two years. Diane took a girl who was scared to try anything to a confident rider who is always looking for a new challenge.

Tower Hill Stables
3.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn R.
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The lesson was very good she taught me new information and skills. Was direct but kind. I have set up several lesson for the remainder is the summer.

Wedgewood Farms
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney L.
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I was a young rider who stopped when thrown from an 18 hand horse....that said, I was nervous to find the right fit getting "back in the saddle"! I explored many websites in amd near the Chicago and northern suburbs looking for a stable that would not only be considerate of my history of a scary tumble, but also be assertive in helping me learn how to be a better rider. I used Thumb tack and almost immediately got a response from Katy @ McGrath. She was professional, poised, amd passionate about taking a customized approach to be regaining my level of comfort. I was blown away to see at my first lesson how clean and vast the arenas were, and that Ken himself was there to meet me and assist in my setup. A few lessons in I'm already feeling comfortable enough to be off the lunge for the majority of the hour, amd Katy couldn't be more patient and knowledgeable as to how my adjustments as we transition will build my basics....and hopefully get to competition or show level!!! I highly recommend Katy and McGrath Stables for anyone looking for a personalized approach and warm environment.

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We are a fun barn specializing in eventing, dressage, jumping, problem horses, and young horses. Our head trainer and owner has over 17 years of training and show experience and has always started her horses from the ground up.

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Platinum Farm offers lesson programs for riders of all ages and abilities, from beginners just starting out to competitive riders showing on the AA circuit. Platinum Farm will develop a custom program to meet the needs and goals of each individual client. Platinum Farm focuses on developing champion riders with good horsemanship and good basics. Lessons are taught by experienced, qualified professionals. Private and group lessons are available 7 days a week. Platinum Farm also offers summer camp sessions, birthday parties, and other special events. Contact Platinum Farm today for more information.

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"Quality in Performance, Dedication, Achievement, and Excellence" -- These are the tenets of Christopher K. Taylor's riding and training philosophy that resulted from his studies with some of the world's most prominent American and European dressage experts. Chris is passionately committed to classical training, always striving for lightness, balance and harmony with a unique instructional style for both the horse and the rider. He asks a little at a time and praises often. The result has been happy, highly motivated horses and riders who can focus, as partners, on learning their art. Chris stresses "basics, basics, basics" and small incremental steps. He has observed that when horses derail in dressage, even at the highest levels, it is usually because the basic foundation has been ignored. He strongly believes that regardless of the discipline, any horse and rider will reap the benefits from dressage. This philosophy has proven its value for both Chris and his students. Chris has competed internationally at the FEI Grand Prix levels, has been FEI Champion in Prix St. Georges, and was selected to represent Bermuda at the 1999 Pan American Games. Lessons are offered from beginner through FEI. Chris also has regularly scheduled buying trips to Europe which clients can attend. All that is needed is a passport and a plane ticket. Lodging and transportation are provided.

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We have everything for the cowboy or cowgirl, including the horse! We are excited to tell you all of the fun things we do with our horses at Timmermann's. From show ring to trail rides, fun shows and lessons for all ages, we have everything for the horse and rider, including the horse. Timmermann's Saddle Shop has everything for the horse and rider.: * 1,200 pairs of boots * 500 belts * 1000 shirts and blouses * Saddles * Halters * Bridles * Horse supplies * Show clothing * Chaps and tack Sizes: * Infant to 5XL Timmermann's offers riding lessons for the young and old, experienced or not, show or pleasure, on your horse or ours. Starting at the age of 6 and going to the age of, we won't mention, we can teach you English, western, showmanship and trail or prepare you for that dude ranch vacation.

  • 11 years in business
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I have been training in a classical balanced seat method for over 10 years. With various experiences in horses for over 20 years, I started with a BS in Equine Management from Midway College in Kentucky. Since then, I have continued to further my classical education by studying with such notable trainers as Cathy Wieschhoff , Jeurgen Helmut, Jessica Stark, Kim Barteau and Enrique Martinez. Currently I am studying with Marijke de Jong. For a number of years I taught Equine Studies at Kishwaukee Community College and was involved in development of the "Festival Of the Horse & Drum" held annually at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

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We are a hunter/jumper equestrian facility offering lessons, boarding, training, showing, and sales. Lessons are for everyone, from no experience through advanced. Showing opportunities in hunters, jumpers, and equitation from local circuits through "A" rated competition are offered. Boarding and training are offered by professionals with over 35 years of experience in the industry.

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I provide horsemanship lessons -- learn how to groom groundwork with a horse and riding lessons. Leasing options are available.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I specialize in dressage. I do horse breaking, training, lessons, and showing. Love working with young horses. Offer full time training at Wyngate Equestrian Center.

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My passion for horses and teaching has lead me to creating my own business. I have worked with horses for 16 years, studying Parelli Natural Horsemanship. I am currently working on becoming a Parelli Professional through their school.

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Beth has been riding horses since she was very small. She realized from a young age that her purpose here on Earth was to help horses. She learned from various riders and trainers over the years and started training young horses under saddle when she turned 18. She then started working with horses that owners deemed unrideable and retrained them to become safe and willing partners. Now at the age of 32, she has started and retrained lots of horses of all breeds, ages, and personalities. She also have worked with horses who have had fear issues and horses with dominance issues. She has used many methods throughout the years, but what has always worked the best is listening to what the horse has to say and adjusting her methods based on the individual. Beth's proven and effective training methods and education programs for all equestrian disciplines will help produce a successful team. Whether starting a weanling to lead, training a 2-year old to have a solid foundation, or continuing with any horse to a higher level, she can help. She combines her expertise in education, horsemanship, horse behavior, communication, and specific skills to educate horses and their owners how behavior and movement affect performance and partnership between horse and rider. Beth's philosophy, education, and intuition help guide horse and rider to understand and communicate with each other. She has the ability to work with all ages from the young child with the pony to the senior rider with the trail riding companion. Whatever your discipline or your questions, she has the experience and the ability to help you achieve your goals and dreams! Whether you are considering riding lessons or thinking of training to compete in shows, trail riding or any discipline you have chosen as your goal, working with Beth can help you attain those goals and dreams that you have with your horse companion. She will advance your skills and understanding of your horse and their behavior far beyond what just practice can do. She will guide you and your horse into a "confident" working relationship through behavior modification, persistence in education and a respectful working relationship that is so important in attaining your goals.

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With over 15 years of experience, I offer my riders a safe environment to learn the joys of becoming an equestrian. The lessons offered are in dressage, jumping and Western dressage. My students' goals are important to me! If your dream is to show, I can help you achieve that. If you enjoy being around horses and riding for fun, I can offer a stress-free program to help you with that. There is no judgment or pressure. To me, all riders and their goals are equally important.

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