NW Indiana Horse Boarding PLUS hunter trainer?!?! Is this possible?
My husband and I are relocating to NW Indiana (Lake county, Porter county, Valpo areas) and I am looking for a place to board my gelding. I would be fine without a trainer (I have for a number of years) but (ideally) I would like someone to help further my riding and go to shows with. Any suggestions???
There is a COTH member, Sara Daniel Haynes, can't remember her username (RumoursFollow maybe?), who has a nice-looking barn with successful hunter students in that vicinity. There may be more but I am farther east near South Bend and don't know that area well, just moved here myself two years ago.
You might have to drive a bit for high-quality instruction. NW Indiana is a bit dry on the hunters and especially jumpers. I drive down to Indianapolis area as I was underwhelmed with the South Bend options (I have always done jumpers). I take lessons from COTH's LAZ, who runs an eventing barn. She's great and playing around with eventing has been a blast.
Yes, I am in porter county (Hebron, specifically) and there is not a huge contingent of anything here (except 4H) but myself and Kieran Dulik (CHF on here I believe) are here and there are a few other trainers right over the line into IL.
If you do a search, there have been quite a few threads here about it. I would also be happy to help you with more info and questions if you want to PM me.