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Rita is very professional and very thorough. She goes over the basics with you until she is absolutely certain you can do them perfectly. She teaches lot of very small, subtle things that other trainers might not teach you. Some reviewer's said that they thought it was too much and she moved to slowly. I completely disagree. She will tell you upfront that she is going to spend time on the basics. Unless you're already an excellent rider just wanting some brush up training on certain things, then the basics cover a lot more than you probably have learned before and may seem pedantic. It's not!!! If you've never ridden or are a relatively new rider and or, like me, haven't ridden for 20 years, she is the perfect instructor for you. I found her training method to be nothing short of amazing. I have had trainers before and none of them taught me some of the very basic things that she did. It made my riding 100% better. She can be "snappy" (abrupt, almost yelling) but has a kind heart. If she says something snappy to you, it is always because you are doing something wrong that will either hurt the horse and/or hurt your training. If you can't handle people yelling at you and/or getting angry with you, then she is not the trainer for you. If you already know the basics, she will review them with you make sure she is satisfied. If you want to skip the basics and/or move fast through the training so that you're finally jumping or whatever your goal is, then she is probably not the trainer for you. It will take you a few lessons, minimum, before she'll let you do anything more than ride around the ring. If you're interested in being an excellently trained rider, however, she is the person you want to train you. I trust her completely and I know that my horsemanship improved exponentially under her training.
Britt is a great horse person, and I know from working in the industry how hard that is to find. I sought her out to do cross training, and improve my seat. She not only helped me tremendously maintaining my goals there, but she has also provided me with scores of valuable information that have improved my overall experience as a horse person myself. Britt is an incredible asset to the Wester Washington horse community, everyone can learn a lot from her.
Troy has been my trainer for the last 3 years. I went from slowly getting back into horses to owning my own horse and competing in a very short time. His program is great for first timers young or older, as well as those wanting to push themselves and follow their horse/equestrian dreams. I highly recommend Corbett Stables to anyone looking to learn to ride or learn more about horses and how amazing they are.
I ride a horse that has been trained and shown by Danielle Des Fountain in the past. He is truly a testament to her ability to train a well rounded animal that has so much to offer. In addition, I take lessons with them periodically, because one can never learn enough. I like how they tailor their instructions to my specific needs and help me better understand my horse. For some time now my son, who will turn 4 this winter, has been taking lessons in Des Fountain riding academy. He can trot and lead a horse at his tender age. All and all I would highly recommend their services, whatever your equestrian needs and abilities are.
An exceptional place to ride from beginner to advanced rider. A magical setting for a horse enthusiast. Shelly is masterful in finding the correct horse for an individual's ability - creating a true partnership between horse and rider. Horse and rider safety is a very high priority for Shelly. Having over 50 year riding/showing this is truly a very special place!
I've taken riding lessons from Carol on and off for the past five years as I've had time and money and will definitely take more lessons in the future. Her horses are excellent, safe but not at all bored or barn sour. Her instructional method meets you where you are in terms of skills and interest; she challenges you to learn more each lesson while coming back to familiar skills to increase your confidence. Her barn is about enjoying horses and learning to ride, and not about competitive drama. Lessons with Carol are one-on-one (no group lessons, which are mostly a waste of time) and she teaches you how to groom, tack up, and interact with the horses safely on the ground before you start to ride. You definitely get the entire hour, unlike some places that call a 45-minute lesson "an hour". If you want to move up in dressage -- if you are not a total beginner -- Carol will help you do that as well, taking youth and adult amateurs to schooling shows every summer. I highly recommend Carol and Dressage Dancers as a great place to learn to ride.
My horses get the best care possible at Cadbury farm. This is the happiest my horses and I have been at a boarding stable in my 20+ years of owning and boarding horses in the PNW. I've boarded there for over a year now and the feed, turnout situation, and arena footing is consistently nothing short of perfect. Barn owner/trainer Nichole is a pleasure to work with and a first rate instructor and horse trainer. My young horse is coming along beautifully with her help and my older competition horse is thriving under her care and and instruction. I ride eventing and my horse and I went from a "getting our dressage test over with so we could jump" mentality, to actually enjoying our dressage journey together.
I have been riding at THE RIDING PLACE on and off for about 3 years, the place has a lot of area, good outside small trails to get a horse used to our NW weather, and rider used to small changes in the riding trails, with small streams and ponds, that have ducks and other birds , it has a nice round pen out side, This place has events for young and old that are interested in horses. The owners are on site almost everyday, They too have horses there, The box stalls are 12 x 12 and joined up with large runs for their outdoor time too They have a indoor arena that has a view room for comfort for those not riding or if you would like some snacks or lunch, a big tack room! 3 nice wash stall areas, matted and one can watch riders too! I have enjoyed joining up with other riders and doing team things for holidays and schooling events! Trainers come there and help us, and give seminars! It is some times a time for extra learning and lots of caring and sharing!
Super friendly, very clean set up & beautiful horses.
My 6 year old daughter is taking her first horse back riding lessons from The Red Horse Farm. Ihave to say it is truly an amazing place. She has learn so much in only 3 lessons and to be able to watch her smile and enjoy every moment is a wonderful experience. Everyone at The Red Horse Farm is friendly, and it feels more like you are part of the family. Susan is teaching my daughter and I could not have asked for a better teacher. She is funny and has taughter her every single thing that a new rider needs to know and beyond. This is such an amzing place! Thank you to everyone at The Red Horse Farm for everything you do!
Lynda has been patient and kind and understanding of my limitations. She allows me sufficient time to master skills before pushing me to move on to learn new things. I am very happy that I chose Hollywood Hill Equestrian Center to learn how to ride. Thank you Lynda!
My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons for the better part of one year now. She loves the instructor, the horses, and the facility. Instruction is age appropriate and well paced. The staff is friendly with flexible schedules. I highly recommend Sunset Lake for anyone looking to improve their horsemanship skills.
Mone Farms offers horseback-riding for all ages. We offer riding in huntseat, jumping, western, gaming, and dressage. We have summer camps, trail rides, riding lessons, boarding, breeding, horses for sale and lease, and dog grooming available. From third level dressage/jumpers to bomb-proof trail horses, we will find a horse that suites you. There is a new covered arena with 6-ft wood siding and doors. Our goal is to provide a fun and educational way for riders to work with best friends and horses. All our prices are very affordable and give a chance to anyone who wants to ride to ride!
We offer you the opportunity to become a part of our riding academy lesson program. We specialize in hunt seat, western, equitation and dressage. Deerfield Farm offers more than just riding lessons. We have discovered that through a relationship with horses, students discover skills such as commitment, hard work, leadership, confidence, and awareness. Our dedication to creating extraordinary human beings, as well as extraordinary equestrians, is what sets us apart. You can make new friends and become the best rider you can be under the direction of well-educated instructors. We have been perfecting this program for over 40 years. With hundreds of world and national titles and a nationally acclaimed program, I think it's safe to say our formula works! We are located near Seattle!
We are specializing in barrel racing, gymkhana, horse breaking, tune-ups, and riding lessons for the beginner to advanced riders.
I am a well-known and respected horse trainer who is skilled in both western and English, and I love working with both horses and people.
Offering school horse and pony lessons, summer horse and pony camp, board and training for riders ages 5 and up! Our horses and ponies are calm, safe, and excellent teachers. Our competition riders have competed at both the national and international levels with many top accolades. The Hillcrest Training staff has over 20 years each in the horse industry and our private facility and safe lesson horses and ponies allow us to customize a lesson or training program to fit all riders even those with special needs.
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I provide riding and general horsemanship in a caring and loving way for kids and adults to learn and have fun. I am great at teaching beginners or experienced riders in caring for horses, health issues, explaining tack, and riding.
I offer a mindful approach to riding and interacting with horses. My number one priority is my students and horses. I have been riding for over 25 years. I became a professional in 1999. I have spent the last 10 years intensely focused on coaching and training national-/world-level horses and riders. My students have brought home over 80 Youth World and Reserve championships as well as many Youth High Point awards. Four of my past interns have started their own successful training businesses. My students would tell you that I am passionate about what I do and that I do it with a smile! I am gentle and kind, and my coaching style is a unique mix of empowerment, enthusiasm and accountability! So, join me this spring for horseback riding lessons. I teach both English and Western disciplines fro ages 4-100. I offer basic beginners through advanced-level education. I'm structured, responsible, and professional. It will be safe, fun, educational, high energy and refreshing; I promise! Our community is awesome, wholesome and supportive.