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soloudinhere
Mar. 11, 2010, 11:59 AM
So it looks like I might be relocating to Denver, CO in the next four months.

I'd like to find a nice facility with good dressage instruction, preferably with a trainer who will also help me find and will do full training on a young horse.

I'm not bringing my current horse with me. I'd like to buy a schoolmaster for me to learn on, and then maybe a young horse to be put in full training.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd prefer the stable not be more than an hour from Metro Denver-- we are looking at homes in Washington Park, Cherry Hill, and Englewood.

Thanks in advance!

Passage2
Mar. 11, 2010, 12:14 PM
http://www.westmantonstables.com/index.htm

Would highly recommend Sharon, Grant and Nicole. I rode with them for 2 years when I lived in Denver and absolutely loved working with them. They each bring a little something different to the table. They are very professional with oodles of knowledge.

Cowgirl
Mar. 11, 2010, 03:13 PM
Ditto. I currently trailer to Nicole for lessons (or did, until the winter of ice). mjhco boards and trains with them and has brought her arab x percheron up from second level to schooling grand prix with them.

They are about 40 minutes from where you are looking for housing (in Castle Rock). The barn has turnout, which is rare for a barn within an hour of metro Denver.

If you need to get closer in, you could look at Normandy Farms in Littleton. A friend of mine is the dressage trainer there, Lauren Smith. Lauren is very good, and it's about 15 to 20 minutes away from the areas you are looking at, but the facility is extremely limited for turnout to tiny runs. http://normandyfarmandstables.com/

atr
Mar. 11, 2010, 03:19 PM
Go to the RMDS website, it's a fount of information and has a good classified section.

Colorado is a great place for dressage, lucky you!

ThreeFigs
Mar. 12, 2010, 08:46 PM
You might contact Kelly O"Leary-Boyd, too. She teaches at Tolland Falls in Sedalia. Nice facility with good roomy turnouts. Here is her website:

http://www.classicalequestrian.com/

mjhco
Mar. 12, 2010, 09:25 PM
Welcome to Colorado. I hope you enjoy our community.

Yes. Westmanton (Grant and Sharon Schneidman and Nicole Gluesenkamp) runs a very reliable organization. Also Nete Pickrell is a part of the group. They are all great with young horses, amateurs, Training through FEI. And have the record to prove it.

My horse and I have benefitted so very much. And we are not what anyone would say are 'typical'.

denverequestrian
Apr. 22, 2011, 08:36 AM
If you are still looking, check out http://www.denverequestrians.com

Happy Riding!