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  1. #1
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    Apr. 14, 2011

    Default Info on H/J Trainers in Ocala

    So I got an internship for this next summer at the Kesmarc Florida facility in Ocala. I'm from the Midwest and don't have experience with any trainers in the area. I plan to ask my current trainer for suggestions, but I was wondering if you guys had personal experiences. I don't have my own horse to bring down there, so I would love to find a trainer with horses for me to ride. I'm not a beginner, but I haven't had a ton of showing experience on the A circuit.

    Anyways, I researched trainers and found Don Stewart Stables and Kimberden Stables were literally 5 minutes from Kesmarc. I've heard good things about Don, but if anyone has personal experiences with either place and could PM me that'd be great! Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 29, 2004


    I don't have any personal experience with either of them but Don Stewart is one of the biggest names on the east coast and I have read lots of positive reviews of Kimberden as well so I'm sure someone will post about them shortly.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 24, 2010


    I train with Don and Bibby and they are FANTASTIC. I get so much out of every time I ride with them. They're very professional and want you to succeed. I really can't say enough positive things about them. Feel free to PM!
    "Many are riders; many are craftsmen; but few are artists on horseback."
    ~George Morris

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2009


    Don and Bibby are great and have LOTS of horses. Worth at least a conversation with them.

    They will give anyone a chance. All they ask is that you have a great work ethic and a good sense of humor!!

  5. #5
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    Jan. 28, 2003
    The birthplace of Jesse James


    Only problem I see is that most of the awesome trainers in Ocala are not home much in the summer.....
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep. 4, 2010


    I have nothing bad to say about Don and Bibby. Kimberden is also very nice. Sent you a pm.

  7. #7
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    Aug. 2, 2009
    Osteen, FL


    Kimberden and Don are great. Also look into Bobby Braswell who is in the area too.
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    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

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