A friend of mine just asked me about Southdown since I am originally from GF. But I haven't been over there since like 1995. (I think Jenny Graham was there at the time?).
Do they have any hunter riders there now who bring in a trainer? She does the local 2'6" stuff.
Also what's the care and turnout like now? I know a lot of the land was developed so I'm guessing turnout isn't great? I also remember the barn being a little run down and cramped. Maybe they have rennovated?
Not sure about now, but last I heard (about a year ago) there was a hunter trainer (Carol Eichner) who taught a lot of kids on ponies - maybe some adults too. Went to lots of VHSA shows, the finals down in Lexington, ect. Seems like your friend would be a good fit for that program.
The barn is old, but functional. To my knowledge it hasn't been renovated... all the electric was replaced maybe 8 years ago. Turnout is ok except for the 6 weeks in the spring when they re-seed and rotate all the horses through one drylot. I don't know what the management and care are like these days. The horses seem to be happy there, but some people do send their horse to the trainer for those 6 weeks in the spring.