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saxony
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:51 AM
Can anyone recommend a good hunter trainer in the New England area? My daughter who has ridden dressage for many years would like to do some jumping on a horse she rides who seems to prefer it over dressage.

BAC
Oct. 6, 2009, 10:58 AM
New England is a large area, can you be more specific? If you're interested in the Boston area there have been numerous threads recommending lots of trainers, do a search. Ron Zohar at Shining Valley Farm is highly recommended by a friend of mine, and many others on this BB.

ponymom64
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:02 AM
New England is a large area, can you be more specific? If you're interested in the Boston area there have been numerous threads recommending lots of trainers, do a search. Ron Zohar at Shining Valley Farm is highly recommended by a friend of mine, and many others on this BB.

Ron is great if you are in the Boston area

luvs2ridewbs
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:26 AM
Summer Hill farm in Lincoln, RI is great! Serving Mass and RI. www.summerhillfarmri.com

TheGrandChawhee
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:30 AM
Greg Prince at Woodridge Farm in Sherborn MA is also a good instructor.

saxony
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:36 AM
Sorry, I should be more specific. Massachusetts, or Southern New Hampshire would be ideal.

candl615
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:47 AM
Mark Jungherr at Starlite Farm in Amesbury, MA is a wonderful instructor. He is an amazing rider and I highly recommend contacting him

www.starlitefarm.com
www.cedarbrookhorses.com/aboutourtrainers.html

Twiceshy
Oct. 6, 2009, 11:56 AM
...then this (http://www.southwind-farm.com/)farm is about 15 minutes away; there are several barns in the area including Volo, Newbury and probably a few others I'm forgetting.

JLD
Oct. 6, 2009, 12:20 PM
Saxony - I PM'd you

KnickerB
Oct. 6, 2009, 01:11 PM
I recommend Volo...

www.volofarm.com

PlantersPunch
Oct. 6, 2009, 02:35 PM
Chelise Storace is fantastic and has just moved into a beautiful new facility in W. Newbury, MA. She's also done a lot with the transition from dressage to jumping with horses and riders.

cressbrookstables.com
indianmeadowfarm.com

LWit317
Oct. 6, 2009, 04:39 PM
I have heard/seen some good stuff from Ron as well

Hilary
Oct. 6, 2009, 05:03 PM
Gretchen Anderson at Apple Knoll Farm in New Boston. It's not the prettiest place but she is really nice and seems to turn out some very nice horses and riders.

RolyPolyPony
Oct. 6, 2009, 08:38 PM
If Newbury Farm isn't too far, Cory is FANTASTIC. I wish he weren't so far away from me!

Ray
Oct. 6, 2009, 08:55 PM
http://www.bdmiles.com/MEF1.htm
Miles End Farm, Sterling, MA.
PM me for details.

Also, I know a good eventing trainer in Hollis that your daughter might enjoy working with

Amigo
Oct. 6, 2009, 09:45 PM
Esterbrook Farm in Acton, MA with Tricia Moss, Dina Mazzola, Anne Sibson, and Sue Lohrer, :)

MintHillFarm
Oct. 7, 2009, 06:19 AM
Mark Jungherr at Starlite Farm in Amesbury, MA is a wonderful instructor. He is an amazing rider and I highly recommend contacting him

www.starlitefarm.com
www.cedarbrookhorses.com/aboutourtrainers.html

DEFINITLY! I have known Mark since the '70s. GREAT teacher and rider...

touchstone-
Oct. 7, 2009, 12:17 PM
It would be helpful to know more about what you're looking for. Some of these barns are on the road all the time. Others have a more local orientation. Some are hunter specialists, others are more jumper-oriented . . .

All that said, I'd add Senator Bell Farm to your shopping list. Jess Hunt does a great job with the hunters and is generally welcoming of ship ins and discipline-changers.

kdriding
Oct. 7, 2009, 12:35 PM
Chelise Storace is great and runs a great program. I have seen them at more local shows and at the big shows. I believe they also go to Florida in the winter for a little while. The new facility she works out of is beautiful, and the owner of the barn is wonderful. I believe Chelise rode with George Morris at some point also.

Cory Hardy at Newbury is also wonderful if Littleton is not too far for you. Great instruction and is wonderful on a horse.

I don't know much about Easterbrook, but I trained with Anne Sibson when I first moved to MA and I LOVE her. My boss's daughter used her as her trainer when she did the big eq as a Junior. Has done all the big indoor shows etc.

Gretchen Anderson turns out wonderful horses and riders. I know several of her riders and they all do very well. The farm may not be much to look at but the instruction you get is well worth looking past that.

Denise Marks of Southwind in Pepperell is great also. She goes to both local and bigger shows. Horses are very well taken care of and her students do very well.

The other trainers listed I am not familiar with. Have heard all the names, but have never been to the barns. Good luck on your search.:)

saxony
Oct. 7, 2009, 01:13 PM
Thank you all so much for taking the time to respond. Looks like I have a lot to choose from. I will check them out.

blackcat95
Oct. 20, 2009, 11:36 AM
If you're looking for a barn in southern NH, Hidden Hollow Stables is a great place to go. Right now their school horses are limited, but the trainer is really nice and she is great for transitioning.

Lucassb
Oct. 20, 2009, 11:40 AM
I third (fourth?) the suggestion to look into Ron Zohar's program at Shining Valley Farm in Medfield, MA. He's wonderful.

http://www.shiningvalleyfarm.com/

cgray0983
Oct. 20, 2009, 12:50 PM
May be too north for you, but Joe Forest in Grantham, NH @ Horton's Farm. All our babies were started there and I rode with he and his wife short-stirrup through Jr/AO Jumpers, and he is a fantastic instructor and trainer, quiet and great with the horses. PM if you want more information, they do not have a website.