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From the property to the people to the horses themselves, Paris Farms is high quality. The owner and head trainer is one of the most professional and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and has shaped me both as a rider and as a person in more ways than I could count. The training is spectacular and tailored to fit the rider. The horse I now own was the horse I took my first lesson on, and we have become quite a pair. All the lesson horses here are fantastic and fun to work with. The boarders and riders are all friendly and inviting. This barn is truly a family. The people support each other and care about each other. There is no competitive atmosphere and only kind words to go around. I owe so much of who I am and what I have to this barn. Riding at Paris Farms changed my life and I have recommended this barn to numerous friends. Never want to board anywhere else.
I have been taking riding lessons since 1987 and Kathy is the best teacher I have had. I am impressed with her preparation and planning, and with her rapport with her students and horses. Every lesson is different, so every lesson is interesting and fun.
I posted on Thumbtack on Friday. Bridget replied immediately. By the next day we drove out to meet her for a private lesson for our 4 1/2 year old horse enthusiast daughter. Bridget, her husband Neil, and her son Patrick (as well as Drip, the perfect gentleman pony) were absolutely amazing!!! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better first experience for our little one! We will definitely be continuing lessons with Bridget!
Louise was my instructor for many years, and was really a great and patient teacher! I would recommend her to anyone wanting to start horse back riding or get back into it.
This is an amazing experience. The trainer's knowledge, philosophy, and patience are first class. The treatment and care of the animals here are top notch as well. These horses are given individualized care and feed customized for their unique needs. Riders are treated the same way. They progress at their own pace and are not pressured or pushed beyond their abilities or stage. Riders are challenged to look within and do their best. Respect for both rider and horse is something that never falters here. You will leave feeling happy. No negativity here, just excellent instruction, encouragement, and horsemanship. I will never go anywhere else for horse lessons or horse care. This barn really is holistically First Class.
Jen brings a vast amount of horsemanship, teaching capability, and spirit to every lesson. She not only teaches you riding skills, but helps you to understand the horse. She is very passionate about her trade and is a lot of fun to ride with and be taught by!
I've ridden with Kris for 20 years! She taught me all I know about jumping and horse showing. She's great with matching riders with horses, whether they're buying their own, leasing, or just riding for fun. MHF is my home away from home!
Beautiful horse farm and nice people
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.
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.
We offer lessons, boarding, sales and show team. Our main discipline is hunter/jumper. We have the Lakewood forest preserve trails directly across the street, but we do not offer public rental for trail rides.
We are a hunter/jumper stable, 28 miles northwest of Chicago, in Wauconda, Illinois. We have two indoor riding arenas and two outdoor riding rings. Trail riding is right across the street in the Lakewood Forest Preserve. We offer lessons for everyone, regardless of age and ability, from the first-time rider to the seasoned expert. Here, it is all about learning to be a better rider as well as making friendships, and most importantly, having fun!
I am one of the only instructors in the area to offer comprehensive instruction- students have opportunities to help on weekends in exchange for additional riding- and learn first aid, anatomy, physiology, and more!
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.
Jump 4it Equestrian... where horses and people come together. We are a hunter/jumper barn operated at Daybreak Stables located at 31668 River Road in Libertyville, IL. We offer riding lessons, boarding, sales, and showing. We have something for everyone, from beginners to advanced riders, both children and adults. We offer private lessons for our riding school students and teach not only how to ride, but also how to care for the horses. Our lessons include tacking/untacking and learning more about your horse. Full service is available for an additional cost for our lesson students and boarders. During the summer months, we attend at least one horse show a month, and in the winter, we attend some indoor shows as well to keep our skills polished during the cold months. Services we offer: - Horseback riding lessons - Showing - Training - English riding only