Greg Franklin is the head trainer at Canterbury Farm, he is dedicated to producing riders and horses in the hunter, Equitation, and jumper rings that are competitive at local, national and international levels. His commitment to providing people and horses with the guidance necessary to bring out their greatest potential provides those who train with him the tools, focus and discipline necessary to achieve success. For over 30 years, he has ridden hunters to numerous championships all over the country and has brought many different horses to Horse of the Year awards in Zone Five. Greg also understands what it takes to achieve success in the Equitation ring, having trained a Reserve Champion in the Midwest Region of the ASPCA Maclay championships. He has qualified horses and riders for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International and the National Horse Show when it was held at Madison Square Garden in both the Junior Hunter Division and Regular Working Hunter Division. While at HITS in Ocala, Fl he trained the pony Equitation 2011 Circuit Champion. He has also shown internationally at Spruce Meadows in the 1.40 and 1.45, and is a certified trainer with USHJA.Additionally, Greg’s local, national and international networking with top professionals allows him to stay current, cutting edge and comprehensive in his riding and training.Greg also has his ‘R’ in the Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation, and Jumpers, and judges many shows throughout the country, bringing home with him a unique “judge’s eye” perspective to those who train with him.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Typically when a new student comes in we give them an evaluation lesson to see their level of riding. That way we can place them into the appropriate program
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a horse trainer for over 25 years. I have competed all over the country with myself and with many students. I am also a 'R' judge with the USEF
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Beginner lessons are $75 for 30 min.
Intermediate and Advanced lessons are $100 for 60 min
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching when I was very young. The horses have been a passion of mine since I was 8 years old.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have students of all levels from beginners to pony kids. Intermediate level through kids showing in the Medal and Maclay on up to Jr/Amateur Jumpers
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I just spent a weekend in Los Angeles teaching a clinic. I had all levels of riders and I loved seeing the progress that everyone mad over the three days
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
When you go and see the barn make sure that it is clean, the horses look well fed and look well groomed, watch the instructor teach another student so you get a feel for his or her style
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Be honest about your riding and what your goals are