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Dressage trainers @ 1 hr outside NYC

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  • Dressage trainers @ 1 hr outside NYC

    Looking for info on FEI trainers @ 1 hr driving distance max out of NYC.

    Got a call and looking up some info....

    Caller showed in Germany on her horse to Prix. St. George. Horse still in Germany. Caller relocated to NYC. Has a daughter who rides, some jumping, as well and a friend interested but is a beginner.
    Ideally barn could accomadate all.

    Thanks COTH Forums.... again....
    "I am a sand dancer... just here for the jumps!" - Schrammo

  • #2
    How far out is Lendon?


    • #3
      Driving distance will depend on where in Manhattan- all of these are within an hour from some portion of Manhattan.

      Closest would be Ashley Holzer in Riverdale, NY. Lendon Gray and Heather Ward are in Bedford, NY. Denielle Gallagher Legriffon is in Suffern, NY.

      I won't make suggestions for NJ or LI because I don't know distances well enough.


      • #4
        Unless things have changed, Riverdale is the barn and it's in the Bronx? I didn't know Ashley was actually there. Was a fairly nice place (for the city) when I was there a decade ago.

        Does she mean an hour mileage wise or an hour in traffic?! Ive heard you can get to the Frenchtown NJ area (Heather Mason, etc) in an hour if you go 90mph at 5am! Hey, some people would do that....


        • #5
          Do you need a place with lesson horses or do you have your own. There is a wonderful trainer that travels for clinic type lessons and he lives in Northern NJ..We had him come to our barn and he was great..
          I second Lendon....
          Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
          Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
          "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"


          • #6
            FEI Trainer 1 Hour outside NYC

            Louisa-Marcelle Eadie is an FEI trainer/rider. She is located in North Salem, NY, and her website is www.LMEDressage.com. Her FaceBook page is under LME Dressage. Via mapquest the drive is 1 hour, 9 minutes from East 69th Street. Indoor & outdoor facilities, top of the line care. As important, top of the line training, from beginners through Grand Prix. Louisa is trained by Anne Gribbons, you can Google Anne to see her credentials. Successful hunter/jumper trainer on premises, also.
            I can answer further questions or reach Louisa at 203 606 5954. I am at marthe@aboutsigi.com.

            Thanks for passing this along.

            Originally posted by ctab View Post
            Looking for info on FEI trainers @ 1 hr driving distance max out of NYC.

            Got a call and looking up some info....

            Caller showed in Germany on her horse to Prix. St. George. Horse still in Germany. Caller relocated to NYC. Has a daughter who rides, some jumping, as well and a friend interested but is a beginner.
            Ideally barn could accomadate all.

            Thanks COTH Forums.... again....


            • #7
              I 3rd Lendon, her barn is REALLY easy to get to from NYC, right off 684. Nice paddocks, professional staff, the works.
              When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.