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  • Dressage in Houston, TX

    Hey all! This is my first time here at the CotH. I have ridden for many years (though none recently, unfortunately) and am looking for a dressage teach in Houston for my wife who is a complete horse novice. She is madly in love with anything horse related, so this is going to be my gift to her for our first anniversary!

    I'm looking for the following:
    -competent teacher willing to teach basics around not just riding, but horse care as well
    -someone who has good lesson horses available. I.e. lesson horses that are well trained but not beat down and still have some energy
    -hopefully reasonable rates! (crosses fingers)

    Anyway, I'm looking for any suggestions! Thanks in advance!
    -Romoth

  • #2
    Contact Sonesta, a poster on COTH. She has a facility in Cypress and lesson horses.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Woodsperson. But the important question is where are you located and how far are you wiling to drive?

      There are several decent places to take dressage lessons in the Houston area. Let us know where you are living and we'll all (me included) help you find someone good in your area.
      Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sonesta View Post
        Thanks, Woodsperson. But the important question is where are you located and how far are you wiling to drive?

        There are several decent places to take dressage lessons in the Houston area. Let us know where you are living and we'll all (me included) help you find someone good in your area.
        We're in downtown Houston, and I'm perfectly willing to drive to get to someone worth going to. Since this is going to be her start it's more important to me to find a good, patient trainer with good horses than it is to find someone close.

        Thanks for the replies so far! Can't wait to hear back.

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        • #5
          Tex-Over farm up in Conroe has nice lesson horses and a good program.

          http://www.tex-overfarms.com/home.html


          Lurena Bell is freakin' FANTASTIC but I am not sure she has lesson horses. If you contact her and she doesn't have lesson horses ask her about Erika Danque; Erika used to be her working student and now has her own place nearby.

          http://belleterrehorse.com/index/Home.html
          The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
          Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
          Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
          The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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          • #6
            Sent you a PM with some suggestions! Good Luck!

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            • #7
              We are 26 miles northwest of downtown Houston out Hwy 290. Our trainer is Andrea Seaman, FEI trainer and British Horse Society II certified. We do have some nice lesson horses.

              You are both welcome to come by to visit anytime. www.sonestafarms.com
              Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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              • #8
                I sent you a private message.
                Donerail Farm
                www.donerailfarm.com
                http://donerailfarm.wordpress.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Romoth View Post
                  We're in downtown Houston, and I'm perfectly willing to drive to get to someone worth going to. Since this is going to be her start it's more important to me to find a good, patient trainer with good horses than it is to find someone close.

                  Thanks for the replies so far! Can't wait to hear back.
                  Which downtown? There's sort of two of them in Houston.
                  "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                    Which downtown? There's sort of two of them in Houston.
                    He said he is perfectly willing to drive so I think it can be assumed he is willing to drive from either.
                    The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
                    Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
                    Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                    The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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                    • #11
                      Look up Maria Harrington in Cypress.
                      "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
                        Look up Maria Harrington in Cypress.
                        Maria Harrington also teaches at a barn down the road from Tex-Over in Conroe, and the Conroe facility where she teaches will have lesson horses, but I heard she recently took a bad fall and broke some ribs so I am not sure if she is teaching again yet.

                        The facility in Conroe with the lesson horses where she teaches is Stonehaven Equestrian; they have a website and it is a nice facility with some nice people who ride there.
                        The Noodlehttp://tiny.cc/NGKmT&http://tiny.cc/gioSA
                        Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
                        Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                        The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY

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                        • #13
                          Yes, Meupatdoes, she's teaching; just not riding yet.
                          "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                          • #14
                            Thanks!

                            Thanks a ton for all the responses and PMs. I'm trying to assimilate all the information on the various barns as we speak! I'll keep monitoring this, so if anyone else has any other suggestions, please feel free to post or PM.

                            P.S - this REALLY makes me miss riding! Maybe she won't be the only one getting horse lessons for their birthday

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                            • #15
                              Well, Maria Harrington did a great job as Ann Romney's trainer when she was in Massachusetts.

                              Check out this article-

                              http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...neys-soul-sing

                              So I say go for it Romoth!
                              "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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