Retired show rider with 35 all around championships accepting a limited number of students who are committed to learning the classical and correct way of riding. Beginners to advanced students accepted, may have horses available for the right students. I will travel a limited distance or you can come to my barn. One on one and small group. Horses not accepted without rider training. Safety equipment required for all students. I have trained several riders from the beginning into winning competitor's as well as those who just want to ride and enjoy their horses. Lessons for both English and Western available as well as Hunter's, Jumpers and Dressage. Children and adults. I strongly believe in establishing a partnership between horse and rider.
I owned the training stables, and Kim trained there too. She did an excellent job with both youth and adult riders, especially those working with their own horses.. They learned how to help their horses behave better and learn more. She won many championships, both on her own horses and on horses belonging to others in the barn. Because she rode for other clients, she has ridden and shown dressage, gymkhana, stock seat and hunt seat. She also trained and rode in trail trials. For those looking for an excellent trainer who understands all phases of training, Kim is ideal.
Before working with a student I first talk with them and find out there experience level, what they are trying to achieve and their goals. Than I will arrange a lesson to analyze both the rider and horse. After that I discuss with them their tack, safety equipment and a training plan to help them achieve their goals.
My mother was a horse trainer and she purchased my first horse before I was born. It was love at first sight for me and I spent the next 20 years of my life riding and showing horses. I started in Western riding specializing in trail horse, than added Gymkana and showed both until I decided at 13 to begin showing English and Jumpers. I was not only taught by my mother who had been taught by Glen Randell and Les Hilton, I also studied with many other trainers including Henry Stenke, Hilda Gurney's trainer. Although due to health issues my riding is now limited to dressage and flat work, I can remain involved with my life long love of horses by helping others learn who have a passion for horses.
I started training at 16 when I had several people ask me to give lessons or train their horses. It was just a natural progression of my love for horses.
I have trained several junior and adult riders for both leisure and show riding. My experience is on both B and A circuit as well as breed association. I do not accept horses only because if a rider is not willing to learn with the horse the training the horse receives will be lost as soon as the rider takes the horse back.
I would advise any student looking for a trainer to seek one who teaches you to work with your horse, make sure they use safety equipment, understand that it is the trainers job to challenge you be a better rider and who is honest with you.