Things have finally settled from moving here and I'm on the hunt for a lesson barn!
I grew up riding hunters but took the last few years off as we were living where the only trainers were for reining and a very scary student-taught, university-based riding club (to be fair, there was one barn that had "english" lessons but I think their only qualification to teach was owning a saddle that didn't have a horn). I want to transition to dressage and so have been looking around the web for local-ish trainers.
I would like someone within 50 miles or so of the western edge of Alexandria, have their own lesson horses, and be willing to work out some bad habits I picked up riding hunters. We're paying off student loans so someone close to what I think is the area average (seems to be 60-70 from what I'm seeing online?) would be nice too.
I know there have been a couple of threads about this in the past so I've gotten a sense of some of the locals but I'm just making sure I haven't missed any.
Try Shannon Pedlar. She has some schoolmasters, is in your price range, and is a very kind but competent instructor. She works primarily out of NoVA but also travels to parts of MD (my guy is near Mt Airy). Her contact data is on her website: www.equestrianeventmanagement.com