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  1. #1
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    Nov. 26, 2005

    Default Trainers In Western Washington

    I had made arrangements with a talented young trainer to come to my farm to ride/train two of my youngsters. This required building an arena and, thanks to the wonderful weather we have been having, that project was delayed by about two months. Now that the arena is finally ready, the trainer got busy and will not be able to come to my place.
    So, can anybody recommend a trainer who will come one's farm ? My place is in northern Snohomish county.
    Ideally she/he should have experience with youngsters and have their own trainer's insurance.
    Any suggestions, ideas and recommendations are welcome and appreciated.
    Thanks !

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 8, 2006


    Contact Karen Reid and ask her who her "trainer guy" is. I cannot for the life of me remember his name, but after watching him work 2-3 year old for a weekend it was clear this person is talented. He keeps the horse in their comfort zone, so minimized confrontation while provided a clear right versus wrong to the horse. He is mainly a h/j trainer is what I was told, but he clearly had a strong dressage foundation at some point based off his work I saw. I know he travels to location.

    I hope you get something worked out! This time of year gets busy for the good ones

    PS Karen's contact info is on her farm website (fox fire farm).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 12, 2005



    Do you mean Darren Shaw? He started two Foxfire babies and one of PNWJumper's babies last summer (or the summer before?). Darren is a western trainer and works with babies and "boot campers" from the English and h/j world.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 7, 2003


    If you are in Northern Snoho, contact Blair at North Star Farm. Depending on her schedule, she might be able to help you out.
    Sylvan Farm~Breeding for Performance
    Ramzes SF, approved GOV and Belgian
    USEF National ID and Horse Recording Task Force; USHJA Jumper Breeding Ad Hoc Committee

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