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Quality instruction and training. Friendly atmosphere for riders of all levels.
I used to be just a mediocre rider, always letting myself get lazy and fall out of balance or let the horse get out of control. When I started learning from Nancy I saw instant improvement. Because Nancy works from the ground up, I'm able to do anything I want--from Natural Horsemanship to Western Pleasure to Classical Dressage if I desired. What I enjoy most about Morning Mist Farm is that the teaching style is firm but gentle and the horses are safe and fun.
Megan (and her horses) taught me a great amount. She has a vast knowledge of training, showing and general horsemanship. I was fortunate to work with her and learn from her. She is fun and educational - something that most trainers I've met, don't have the two qualities together. I think the best part about her training method is that she makes the learning process easy; she helped me through mistakes, explained more complicated techniques and movements, and her patience and reassurance kept me confident and eager to do more. She has three fantastic horses that she's trained and they make fantastic lesson and competition horses - from intro/WTC to eventing/advanced level riding. Megan is a reliable resource and I am very grateful for her training.
After years of riding at different stables, so glad we found Riley Meadows. Great facility, horses, and instruction - just a great environment for learning to ride or improving your skills.
Safety is always first. Ms. Stephanie has a heart for training both new and experienced riders and makes the barn feel like a second home. We have enjoyed years of horsing around with lessons, team, summer camps and meeting new friends.
We have been with Jen Rogala for over 7 years. Jen is a rare find when it comes to professional trainers who still ride and train horses. Jen's work ethic and horsemanship is above par. She is a wonderful role model for young women. My daughter's riding has improved tremendously under her coaching. When it was time to move from our pony to a horse, Jen was instrumental in finding our gelding. Her ability to match the rider to the horse is outstanding. Silver Hawk Farm's barn is clean. The footing in the indoor ring is great. The care of the horses is wonderful. This barn is a must for horse enthusiasts who currently ride or who are looking to try the sport. Best value by far in the area. You will not be disappointed.
Helaine was awesome to help me regain my confidence after a horrid fall. I was having a hard time riding my then young horse properly and advancing him in his training, but she helped with all of that. Always on time, great communication and awesome teacher. You wont be dissapointed! Highly reccommend!!
The entire system and services have been upgraded. The owner is very patient with kids. Lots of ooportunity to learn, ride, shows, help, board, lease, adopt, and have summer camp fun. Sara trains the smalllest to the oldest teenagers and is very flexible and understands a farm and the horse world. My daughter has grown and learned much in 2.5 yearsand is very confident now nd the people are always friendly. Sara focuses on your child with full attention.
Monique is patient, thorough and knowledgeable. I learned a lot working for her. You can't beat the atmosphere!
Linda is an excellent trainer and coach. I have worked with her for many years and am always pleased with my lessons and the progress both my horse and I achieve. I highly recommend her for any rider as both trainer and coach.
We are an English lesson and training facility in Upper Marlboro, MD, that caters to a select group of dedicated equestrians of all ages in the Alexandria; Washington, D.C.; and Brandywine areas. Our clients know that we provide a holistic approach to horsemanship in a fun and unique farm environment with safe and sane lesson horses. We also welcome client trailer-ins who may avail themselves of all property amenities including flexible indoor hours.
At Novareiners, we train and show top-level reining of horses. We also provide all aspects of reining services including training, boarding, coaching, and sales.
We provide full-service boarding, training and instruction for adults and juniors. Our services are for competition and coaching needs. We provide services in adult riding and education program. We also have a working student program. Clients love our attention and care for their horses and our high-quality instruction.
Principal trainer and instructor, Liz Castelhano Silvia, started her riding career at the age of 7 in North Salem, NY. By age 8 she was showing ponies successfully and began training with Carol Jungherr Goldberg where she enjoyed great success at the AA show level. Liz moved on to work and ride with three-time Olympian Michael Page at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. After much success, Liz came to Virginia to continue her work at the top level of hunter show riding. She was an instructor at the prestigious and highly acclaimed Vienna Junior Riding School with the legendary Jane M. Dillon. In 1988 Liz was asked to run and operate Dogwood Farm in Great Falls, Virginia. There, Liz boarded over 30 horses and taught riding lessons to students from the ages of 4 through high school. She was also the riding instructor for the Madeira School in McLean, VA. Liz's experience spans from riding ponies and horses at Madison Square Garden, to teaching, to a career as horse show judge. Today, Liz offers you and your children the opportunity to learn to ride, develop great friendships in a safe and friendly family environment. You can be confident that you child will have attention and training from a loving professional who cares about your child, their progress, and success. Liz loves a barn filled with children. The children love her. In fact, many of her young students from Great Falls, now in their 20's still stay in touch with her and remind her of the great times they had riding with her. If your child has been asking to ride, and you want them to learn proper riding skills and horsemanship in a small, safe, and friendly environment, please call us to see for yourself how your child will benefit. Your child will learn all phases of riding and horsemanship. From safe handling of horses/ponies to effective riding skills to enable them to ride a number of different horses and progress from beginner to advanced rider. Our private lessons provide careful one-on-one time with Liz and your child. She will teach at your child's rate by encouraging success through careful explanation and demonstration. Group lessons are a fun and economic way of learning to ride through camaraderie and further observation of all instruction with each student. Liz designs careful and fun ways to teach children the joy of riding while continually reinforcing the positive. Through lessons on and off the horses/ponies, students learn respect, responsibility, and discipline while enjoying the challenges and forging friendships.
Our trainers have years of experience working with "problem" horses. While we love giving lessons or working with experienced horses who just need some reminders, putting time into a horse who isn't too sure that they want to be ridden is great fun! Two things are great: that smile a rider gets when they click with a horse or have a great ride, and the feeling a trainer gets when a horse learns something new from them. But absolutely nothing beats watching a rescued horse find its permanent home with people who will love it forever.
We have been offering training of driving horses and their drivers for over 38 years. We offer you the following: * Intro lesson, which gives you a touch of harnessing, ground driving and driving a Meadowbrook Cart to let you know if this is something you really want to do. * Beginning session of 6-hour long classes: When completed, you will be able to drive a made horse. * Intermediate session of 2 one-hour and 2 two-hour classes. We teach you to drive obstacles and cross country. * Advanced session of 4 one-hour and 1 two-hour classes: You advance to teams of two and go cross country and on roads.
For $10.00 an hour for training lessons, I will teach individuals the basic routine in staying in shape. These routines will provide you with a natural and honest way in how to keep yourself looking good.
We have a beautiful facility on 36 acres with a large-lit outdoor and indoor arena as well as miles of trails. We offer riding lessons on privately owned show ponies and horses, traveling to VHSA horse shows on and off-site both locally and rated, summer day camp, sales of show hunters, fox hunters, event prospects and family horses. We also have a large breeding program where we are heavily involved in the VPBA program as well as warmblood and TB crosses. Please call or email to stop by for a visit! Our goal is to help you find that "perfect match." This is a very family-oriented barn, and I have the best clients!
I'm a pro hunter/jumper and rider/trainer. I have years of experience in training people and horses, from the beginning to the top levels.
We help riders of all abilities to improve their position, seat, effectiveness, and partnership with the horse. I am a dressage training, instructor, and Path International master instructor. We provide lessons in riding, lunging (horse and rider), long lining, groundwork, and horsemanship to enhance the horse/human partnership, mind, body, and spirit. We will travel or provide lessons on wonderful school horses.
I am an active member and competitor in United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJ). My extensive resume includes horse and rider training in hunters, jumpers, dressage, starting/breaking, developing a green horse, and retraining off the track thoroughbreds. I also have a western background in riding and training for barrel racing. I will teach beginner to advanced riders. The basis of all of my training is developed through natural horsemanship techniques with years of personal experiences in each discipline. I have many references available. I am also a certified equine acupressure practitioner, and I am available by appointments.