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  1. #1
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    Jun. 30, 2010

    Default Event/Dressage trainer near Umass Amherst

    I am going to Umass Amherst in the fall (!!!) and am hoping to continue riding at school. So, a question to all of you wise, New England COTH'ers, where is there a good trainer within 30 mins of the the school? I am from the north shore of MA so I am pretty unfamiliar with the area. I have been riding at the Novice level for the past year. The person does not have to be a big name, just a someone who can keep me going during the school year in either eventing/dressage/showjumping. I am a little skeptical about the sj...Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio


    I enjoyed my lessons at Smith College when I went there. Mostly hunters, but they're super close. They'd probably be able to recommend someone. I was only there for a semester though, so I don't know much more than this

    UMass also has an IHSA team. Possibly not for you (I think theirs was the barn full of Morgans? Don't remember) but they will know someone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 28, 2008
    Western MA


    Depends if you have your own horse or looking for lesson horses. But if I were in western MA I'd ride with Stephie Baer. She's in Orange - about a half hour from
    Amherst. And of course King Oak is in North Hampton.
    A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 3, 2010


    Steffie Baer is in the area. She's got a great reputation. She's about a half hour from UMass.
    Somehow my inner ten year old seems to have stolen my chequebook!

  5. #5
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    Sep. 18, 2004
    New England


    Quote Originally Posted by Chaila View Post
    Steffie Baer is in the area. She's got a great reputation. She's about a half hour from UMass.
    Stephie is great!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 4, 2008
    Western MA


    Small world! I'll be going to UMass in the fall too! I'm from a bit farther away than you are(Chicago, IL). But I'm looking to take lessons while I'm out there too!

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