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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 30, 2006

    Default H/J trainer in Ft Myers Florida area

    I am going to be in the Englewood, ft Myers area this winter and would like to work with a trainer while I am there. Anyone know of a trainer that works with adults and has lesson horses.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 29, 2004


    Ann Pennington, Pennington Farms in Ft. Myers is always the first one mentioned when Ft. Myers is the topic. I think she has a website but if you do a search she has been mentioned many times in these forums. I have no personal experience with her.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 13, 2007


    Ann is great, always has sale horses you can ride in lessons. Her website is usually a little out-dated, but it gives you a good idea of the range of horses she has.
    If my foot ever gets better, I'll be up there in about 3 weeks riding for her while on break from school- come say hi!!

  4. #4
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    Aug. 2, 2009
    Osteen, FL


    I third Ann Pennington, I rode with her when I as a wee lass!
    Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
    Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 19, 2005
    Some where in the middle of nowhere.


    Ditto Ann is a close family friend and as MCarverS said above. I too rode with her as a tiny tot.
    "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 30, 2006


    thanks everybody -I'll give her a call.

  7. #7


    Hi all - just wanted to put in a plug for Roger Seitzmeir at Waldpoint Farms as well. He specializes in hunter/jumpers as well and has a lot of sales horses coming through. The farm has a great sense of community and is extremely peaceful and dry. They are located in N. Fort Myers. Facility is a work in progress but is safe and horses are extremely well kept. Can't say enough good things about riding with him and the training he's putting on my horse! You can search for their website for pricing and directions.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan. 30, 2010


    My parents live in Englewood, I'm at their house right now.
    What a small world.

    My sister rides w/ Robyn Bombenger in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda. They don't do that many "A" shows but she is a good trainer.
    Chris Hunt at Seahorse Stables is in Englewood, I've heard she is good, but I haven't ridden w/ her.
    Clay Farrell w/ Prince Farm is another, based out of Venice in the winter.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep. 19, 2003
    SW Florida/New England

    Default Thumbs up for Robyn

    Another thumbs up for Robyn Bombenger My daughter rides with her and she is an excellent trainer. She actually does go to A shows, we are going to Foxlea Farm this weekend....

    Christine Hunt is also excellent as is Roger Seitzmeir. Quite a few good choices in this area actually.
    Last edited by Big Holsteiner Mare; Nov. 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM. Reason: spelling errors
    Finally in FL, loving the weather but still missing the Green Mountains!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul. 4, 2011
    PacNW, WA


    My first horse lessons were at Pennington Farms, gosh, 26 years ago now - a white pony named Jenny.

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  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb. 16, 2004
    Southern New Jersey / Venice, Fla.


    I rode with Ann as a junior as well, love her...
    Let the horse go, get out of its way, it knows what to do...Stop pulling and keep kicking!!!!!!

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