The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 22, 2011
    Posts
    274

    Default Trainers to Break 3yr Old Hunter Prospects in md or va

    I am looking for somewhere to send my horse out for some training. He has already been backed but I am having a hard time staying consistent with riding and ground work due to time at this moment. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 15, 2002
    Location
    Troy, VA
    Posts
    993

    Default Trainer

    Sent you a pm with contact info for someone in Orange, VA. Good luck.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 8, 2004
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    19,741

    Default

    The owner where I teach does a nice job bringing along the young horses.

    http://www.foxcreekfarm.net/



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 10, 2011
    Posts
    294

    Default

    Catherine Thompson is in the Warrenton VA and does a nice job with youngsters.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 11, 2006
    Location
    Delta Quadrant
    Posts
    1,350

    Default

    Olin Armstrong.
    There's coffee in that nebula.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr. 16, 2007
    Location
    Downingtown, PA
    Posts
    581

    Default

    I second Olin Armstrong.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan. 27, 2000
    Location
    On Blue Run
    Posts
    1,492

    Default

    Jason Berry or Junior Johnson.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan. 7, 2008
    Posts
    38

    Default

    Jenn Tirrell, I think she's located in Middleburg now. Jenntirrell.com



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul. 22, 2008
    Posts
    1,364

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by steiny07977 View Post
    Jenn Tirrell, I think she's located in Middleburg now. Jenntirrell.com
    I don't know her personally, but when I was looking for someone to restart a young racehorse, Jean came highly recommended by someone whose opinion I value.



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan. 7, 2008
    Posts
    38

    Default

    Jenn does great work with horses, I rode with her for a number of years. She's very honest and gives really great feedback about how your horse is doing and what areas need particular work. I know she's recently been working with a number of young ones so I think she would be a really good option. You really can't go wrong with Jenn.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov. 30, 2006
    Location
    The Isle of Wight
    Posts
    728

    Default Clem

    Clem at Applegarth Farm in Manakin-Sabot, VA.

    I'm pretty sure that he is still there. He did a really good job with my friend's mare a few years back. Mare has since been re-sold to a kid who is showing her now on the local circuit.

    1246 Shallow Well Rd
    Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
    (804) 784-5016



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov. 15, 1999
    Location
    Middleburg VA and Southampton NY
    Posts
    6,094

    Default

    Guy Cambria, out of Eight Oaks in Middleburg. We are right next door and I will have stalls available this year.



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2003
    Location
    Middleburg, VA
    Posts
    12,901

    Default

    I have been very impressed with Jenn Tirrell the last couple of months that I've known her. A very compassionate rider and seems to be great with young and green horses.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar. 28, 2001
    Location
    Aiken, SC
    Posts
    2,689

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by QM2 View Post
    I second Olin Armstrong.
    Olin gets my vote too.



  15. #15
    Join Date
    May. 28, 2002
    Posts
    2,860

    Default

    I used Dave Butts in Maryland to break my 2 year old warmblood. Sent her to him for 90 days and he did a wonderful job (and she was easy). Turned her out after that and the following year I sent her to Olin.

    I would use Olin and Jason Berry for "finishing" - they are going to be a lot more expensive too. If you need your horse broken, use a trainer that specializes in that. If you need one to get yours to the show ring or close to that point, Olin and Jason are the best in Virginia.



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov. 15, 2010
    Location
    recent transplant to the Peper
    Posts
    530

    Default

    putting this out there in case someone searches so there isn't just a PM to the OP

    Shawn Thomas in Culpeper. Has a bunch of impressive names he has started horses for (both racehorses and hunters/jumpers) Worked for Matt Collins at the Mane Farm and is very good at, not only breaking/starting, but starting a horse over fences and developing good form over fences (good bascule, correct front end, with a hind end that produces a good finish), not just "getting them around" and comfortable.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr. 27, 2003
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,230

    Default

    I second Clem. He's wonderful with young ones and training.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoveJubal View Post
    Clem at Applegarth Farm in Manakin-Sabot, VA.

    I'm pretty sure that he is still there. He did a really good job with my friend's mare a few years back. Mare has since been re-sold to a kid who is showing her now on the local circuit.

    1246 Shallow Well Rd
    Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
    (804) 784-5016
    Forrest Gump, 15, OTTB
    Little Bit Indian, 27, TB

    Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Oct. 9, 2002
    Location
    Shippensburg, PA
    Posts
    1,688

    Thumbs up

    Linda LaCotti! She takes her time and does a lot of groundwork
    Erin and
    Instant Karma "Sunny", ShineDown "Liam"

    "You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails."



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec. 11, 2006
    Location
    Delta Quadrant
    Posts
    1,350

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by monalisa View Post
    I used Dave Butts in Maryland to break my 2 year old warmblood. Sent her to him for 90 days and he did a wonderful job (and she was easy). Turned her out after that and the following year I sent her to Olin.

    I would use Olin and Jason Berry for "finishing" - they are going to be a lot more expensive too. If you need your horse broken, use a trainer that specializes in that. If you need one to get yours to the show ring or close to that point, Olin and Jason are the best in Virginia.
    Olin does have a specialty in breaking the babies. My friend has used him to break all of hers.
    There's coffee in that nebula.



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar. 31, 2009
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Does anyone have contact info for Shawn Thomas in Culpeper, Va?



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan. 21, 2012, 06:49 PM
  2. Help evaluate QH hunter prospects
    By kudabagus in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: Jun. 23, 2011, 02:46 PM
  3. Hunter prospects and changes
    By 2869 in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May. 30, 2009, 08:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness