Slyfield Farm Inc .

Slyfield Farm Inc .

5.0 (3)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

Been an instructor/trainer for 25 years plus. Have instructed, trained and rode to the highest level of the hunter/jumper business . Competed and been successful to Prsmier/National Hirse Shows through out the United States 

imported Sporthorses from Europe through 20 years . 
Very individual quality lessons for horse and or rider . 
Certified in college for teaching . 
My websites have many accomplishments to look at. www.slyfieldfarm.com and www.slyfieldsporthorses.com 

I am passionate about the training of the horse and rider .  I love to see the progress and the relationship of horse and rider become stronger . My website can show you some of my accomplishments and qualifications . [email protected] 

www. Slyfield Sporthorses.com 

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Spring, TX 77386
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Sonia Hernandez

    She is really nice and sweet when where talking and gives me alot of information about the lesson .I still haven't took lessons with her yet but my daughter is really excited. I will leave another review when I can so more people hire her .

  • Rebecca Pennington

    I have known Shannon Slyfield for more than 35 years. She is the consummate professional. A wonderful, caring and encouraging trainer that can take a horse and/or rider from total beginner to Grand Prix Show Jumping. She is well known and well respected and is a licensed hunter judge. She is the first person to whom I refer people who want to ride hunters or jumpers.

  • Leigh Cooper

    Shannon was instrumental in the purchase of our competition horse. He is the absolute perfect fit for my daughter and has brought her to higher levels of competition, bringing home numerous Champion ribbons. Shannon was honest, dependable and has a true love and passion for her horses. Shannon is knowledgable in the show circuit, teaching kids how to prepare horses and ride to their fullest abilities. She also is prepared to travel long distances for showing and has the correct criteria for keeping the horses healthy during that process.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I always like to talk with the student first and see what their goals and aspirations they would like to intain in their riding goals. 
I then set certain small steps we need to work on with the rider and the horse to reach their goals. I explain the steps and practice we need to do in order for them to get to the desire goal they want to attain in their riding . I will work with them for at least 45 minutes to an hour to obtain improvement in the area we are working on in the lesson. I will continue the lesson if we need more time. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have trained students and horses for 25 years to the highest standards of National and Premier AA horse shows in all divisions including Green to rated hunters . USHJA National and International Derbies . 
I have competed in Meter jumper classes with young jumpers up to National Grand Prixs 1.45-50 competitions .Imported successful hunters/jumpers and recently received my USEF "r" judging license. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes.   I do charge a traveling fee depending on mileage to the farm.  I charge 100.00 for a private and can do a package for more lessons and group lessons. Pricing upon request . 
I can be available for coaching at local and Texas Horse Shows. Pricing can be discussed with a client prior to horse showing.  
Also available for clinics . 


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching very young . I was beginning college and my instructor at the time asked me to help ride and teach at their farm.  After I finished college I was asked to ride and teach and never stopped . 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students that just began riding up to Junior riders riding in the 3'6 hunter division and Low/ High Junior jumpers up to 1.40. I have had students qualify for the  Junior Finals and also Young Riders in the Jumper Division. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I found a 5 year old young hunter in Europe and at his first horse show ever , he was Champion at the  Pin Oak Charity Horse Show  This division was the 3' foot Green Hunter Division with 30 plus quality horses and riders.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise talking to a few instructors and see if one instructor/trainer may be the best fit for you and your horse. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I ask my students what there goals with their riding and the horse they own.  
Students can think about what they need improvement and also their horse. 
They can ask ,what an instructor may do ( exercises, practice and to improve . 


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