I'm in the process of moving to Southern MA (RI border) and will be keeping my horses on my property. I'd love to find a hunter/eq trainer that is open to working with someone in this type of situation for haul-in lessons and to meet at shows. I would like a trainer that goes to the local 'A' shows as well as going up to VT or HITS, ect. I am a competent adult ammy who enjoys the horses in my backyard and am hoping for a good trainer to work with & is OK with this type of relationship. Feel free to PM me information. I'm very open to suggestions but I'd like to lesson frequently so someone less that 30min away is best. Thanks!
Grazing Fields ROCKS but they are at the bottom of the Bourne Bridge more or less, so more than 30 minutes from what one would normally consider SE MA. That's more the south shore/cape area. But it does depend on where she's moving to!
Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.
I'd say more towards the Providence, RI area but actually in MA, as opposed to the 'South Shore' area...thanks for the leads
Mark deBlasio at heritage...is he in Rehoboth (location would fit the bill) Mapquest the Tiverton and Portsmout areas.....John Blair in tiverton and Jay Sargent in Portsmouth. May be a bit further than youw ant (40-45 minutes).
Whitney Hollinger might be a good choice for you. She is based out of Black Horse Farm in Warren, RI very close to the Massachusetts line (minutes from route 195). She's very talented, does the better local shows, the A's, Vermont, etc. and is really, really good with competent adults who don't need a micromanaged program. (This I know from experience...)
PM me if you want more information or a contact number. Good luck in your search!
Last edited by silversnaffle; Jul. 12, 2010 at 09:23 PM.
For those without websites (or info easily found via google) can you PM me the contact info? I'm excited about the prospects, looks like a good selection of trainer's that work with ship-ins Oddly enough, I haven't recieved a single negative PM...there must be trainers to steer clear of & those that might not be able to handle the somewhat 'independent' AA (which is completely understandable - some trainers want you to be in their 'program' & that's fine). If they are good at bringing along the youngsters, then that's a big plus...
I don't know all of these trainers well, but I've heard good things about all of them. I suspect most of them would be okay with ship ins too, most of the ones named seem pretty down to earth to me seeing them around at shows.