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  1. #1
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    Default Where to lesson in Frederick, MD area

    Good morning!

    I'm a fresh college graduate back "home" while I look for employment, and in order not to go crazy I would really like to start riding again. I basically had to give it up the last few years of school.

    The tricky part is, I'm most likely in the mid-Maryland area only for a few months, depending on where I get a job.

    Can anyone reccomend somewhere to get lessons, 1-2x a week, where I don't need my own horse or be in a show program? I don't need a fancy barn, but I do want quality instruction.

    I've been learning dressage the last few years of riding with my ottb, but I'd like to get back into jumping. I'm 24 and I've been riding for about 12 years off and on. I was riding 1st level dressage learning some 2nd level stuff and I've jumped up to 3'6-3'9 but not more than 2'9" in the last couple years.

    Thank you!



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    Might try Dreamcatcher Farm; they are in Adamstown, MD - between Dickerson and Frederick.

    http://dreamcatcherfarm.net

    another option might be Cindy Lytle - lytleshowhorses.com -
    I don't know what their "school" horse situation is though..


    both places offer excellent instruction and might provide you w/ more opportunity to ride as opposed to a lesson barn type place.

    Raylyn Farm is in Frederick but I'm not sure what their lesson program is like- if they have horses and dont' know if they might be in FL. Lynn Little, Marilyn Little-Meredith and Ben Meredith all grand prix level riders



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    Thank you so much, I'll check those out!



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    Also, check out Miles Ahead Farm in Adamstown: www.milesaheadfarm.com. Quality school horses, quality instruction.



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    Quote Originally Posted by curlykarot View Post
    Also, check out Miles Ahead Farm in Adamstown: www.milesaheadfarm.com. Quality school horses, quality instruction.
    This looks exactly like what I'm looking for! Thank you very much!



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    Quote Originally Posted by NErider View Post
    This looks exactly like what I'm looking for! Thank you very much!
    Didn't suggest Milesahead because of this being on H/J and they do mostly eventing... Milesahead is just before Dreamcather - both off the same rode!!

    if you're getting back into riding you might enjoy eventing more anyway = set schedule, and as the website says in the heart of Area II.. lots of closeby events/horse trials.



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    I am interested in both, or all I just want to get riding again, but with instruction because I've been catch riding through college and have developed a lot of bad habits! I will check out both places, and see which feels right for me.

    Thank you



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