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    Default Dressage Lessons in Colorado

    My family is taking a ski vacation (vail, copper) and I'd really rather ride than ski. Any suggestions for a trainer who has a schoolmaster? Or a solid lunge horse?

    We go every year, so it could be a continuing relationship...

    Thanks!



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    I posted a similar question a few days ago and got no response. Apparently there aren't a lot of Dressage instructors with school horses in CO...

    This list of USDF certified instructors in the area might be of some help, though I've personally yet to find one among them who can offer a school horse.
    http://rmds.org/Organization/Instructors

    Here's hoping you find someone! Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.



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    so funny that we both posted the same thing! I even ran a search before posting! Your post didn't come up because I used "Colorado" in my search terms and you had written "CO".

    Well it would be nice if we could find someone...



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    I think I'm going to end up trying Denver Equestrians in Littleton. Kinda pricey but apparently they have a nice horse they use when you take lessons with Kelly...

    http://www.denverequestrians.com/dressagetraining.htm



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    Here's a better option: http://nobledressage.com/index.html
    There's a tab describing the school horses.
    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noble...91079484274534



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    Quote Originally Posted by catzndogz22 View Post
    Here's a better option: http://nobledressage.com/index.html
    There's a tab describing the school horses.
    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noble...91079484274534
    Thank you! I'd actually considered her but wasn't sure where she was located because she's listed on several different sites. The Facebook page clears that up!



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    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.


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    These two farms seem to have dressage instructors who are accomplished in the sport. I do not have personal experience with either of them, but I thought I'd share for purposes of others reading this thread.

    http://www.legacyvalleyfarm.com

    http://arisingstareqcenter.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by catzndogz22 View Post
    Here's a better option: http://nobledressage.com/index.html
    There's a tab describing the school horses.
    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noble...91079484274534
    Just a heads up Sedalia is two hours away from Vail, in ideal traffic and weather conditions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemess View Post
    Just a heads up Sedalia is two hours away from Vail, in ideal traffic and weather conditions.
    Thanks! I think that there are two COTHers on this thread. I'm a vacationer (how about Arvada, CO? a little closer to the mountain?) but zaparaquah appears to live around Denver and is also looking for CO instruction on a school horse.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisyesq View Post
    These two farms seem to have dressage instructors who are accomplished in the sport. I do not have personal experience with either of them, but I thought I'd share for purposes of others reading this thread.

    http://www.legacyvalleyfarm.com

    http://arisingstareqcenter.com
    Rising Star is right next to where I keep my horse. They have awesome Dressage instructors but no lesson horses. Legacy Valley might be worth a look though.



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    Unfortunately, all the places mentioned are along the front range, so you'd still be driving a couple of hours to get to any of them.



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    http://www.caduceusfarm.com/
    I drive out from Nebraska to ride with Peggy (she has several levels of horses). She's right off 470 in Broomfield. That's the only suggestion I have



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