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  • columbus, ohio...help!

    Moving to Columbus, Ohio..probably the northern area. Can anyone help me with locating a good boarding and training facility? I do show recognized so need a trainer that also goes to the shows. Thank you!!!::::

  • #2
    I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


    • #3
      www.midohiodressage.org is closer to the Columbus area.


      • #4
        I am PM'ing you.

        Best of luck in Columbus! We love it!

        "If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else."


        • Original Poster

          Thanks everyone! I am looking forward to the move. Magnum, I may look you up if you don't mind? thanks for the PM.. I have lived in Canton, Akron, Cleveland and Toledo so it only makes sense to hit Columbus. Hopefully we saved the best for last!


          • #6
            I have a good friend that teaches and trains on the north side of Columbus, Robin Vaughn Strait. She shows as well as her students, several of who qualified for the region II finals She doesn't take just boarders, but will board a students horse. PM me for her contact info.
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            • #7
              The Freisian Empire is also north . (I have only showed there, can't speak for boarding experience)

              Robin Straight is good too

              We are SE and do boarding, and don't have a resident trainer, but do clinics.

              Have fun!!

              Sincerely LInda
              Linda Woltz
              standing Benidetto (Belissimo M/SPS COrdoba)


              • Original Poster

                Magnum, where in columbus do you live? In the northern end?


                • #9
                  I know of Timber Run Farm and the lady there is Jen Roth. (Spelled something like that). I've never ridden with her so can't really help you in if she's good or not, but I see her at lots of dressage shows, actually, almost all that I go to. It's near Johnstown, which is more Northeast.

                  It's not far from where I board, but where I board is boarding only. There is no resident trainer so I haul out to mine (I event), but it's totally worth it.

                  I'm not sure that Fresian Empire has a trainer there currently. Also, there aren't many horses there anymore. I don't know what happened, it could just be a transition period. That place is big.

                  In my opinion, Central Ohio seems more hunter/jumper oriented.
                  God forbid that I go to a heaven in which there are no horses


                  • #10
                    I would trust Linda Wolz (Walnut Farm) for good referrals/recommendations.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tuckertoo View Post
                      I'm not sure that Fresian Empire has a trainer there currently. Also, there aren't many horses there anymore. I don't know what happened, it could just be a transition period.

                      In my opinion, Central Ohio seems more hunter/jumper oriented.
                      There were *rumors* of a plethora of issues at the Friesian Empire .... Agreed on the H/J slant .... but Columbus is getting progressively better for dressage.



                      • #12
                        Try Heartfelt Farms, they are just west of Columbus. They do go to shows, have a very nice facility and the folks I met there when I bought my mare where all really nice.



                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks everyone!!! I have so much useful information.. What did we ever do before the internet? You COTHers are the best!


                          • #14
                            Blackhorse6, you have a PM.


                            • #15
                              Another one here who may move to Columbus, OH. Would appreciate PMs on dressage facilities/trainers.


                              • #16
                                I looked up Roberta Williams and found her and her husband.

                                Have any of you boarded or trained with Robert Williams? How far away from Columbus is the barn? I am looking for a dressage barn. I compete, but have a "hot house flower" Dutch who is very high maintenance health wise, so need to have meticulous care.

                                PMs are great.


                                • #17
                                  Robertas husband would be George Williams! Don't know if they take boarders at Gypsywoods?


                                  • Original Poster

                                    George Williams is indeed at Gypsywood Farm..My understanding is he does training/clinics/competing.. Gypsywood is a large breeding facility and I do not believe they take boarders. To bad Check out their website..gorgeous facility!!


                                    • #19
                                      Blackhorse - did you have any luck finding a place?


                                      • #20
                                        They do take boarders at Gypsy Wood, though I'm guessing they must be in training of some sort. Contact Roberta and George directly - RoGeoWms@aol.com. They're both lovely people, great horsemen, and Chuck and Joann Smith, GWF's owners, could not possibly be any more lovely and charming. And they have the same footing we do, and it's GREAT!
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