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SimplyIdle
May. 21, 2011, 11:50 PM
Curious to know how many dressage trainers are in the area. I am looking for FEI trainers.

I'm moving to Aiken and my current trainer is considering coming to teach lessons in the area every so often, but didn't know what the demand was in that area.

Thanks!

Forego
May. 23, 2011, 10:39 AM
Shawna Harding,Amy McElroy,Elly Schobel,and Elaine Lash,all live in the Aiken area,there are other trainers here but these are the ones that I have seen train and ride,all four are really good.

coloredhorse
May. 24, 2011, 08:44 PM
Yup, Aiken is thick with dressage trainers. The mild winters seem to attract a lot of good trainers in all disciplines.

In addition to those mentioned already, there are a handful of "lower-tier" trainers that may not have the immediate name recognition, but who are quite good, riding and training to FEI levels themselves and bringing students up, as well.

Finally, there are some really good clinicians that come through regularly, including JJ Tate, Jim Kofford and George Williams, to name a few.