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dressage trainer in PA?

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  • dressage trainer in PA?

    I am new to the area in north east pennsylvania and am looking for a reputable dressage trainer. I am very close to Hazleton, but can't seem to find anyone in the area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  • #2
    If you're north of Hazelton, I'd recommend Michelle Labarre-- might be a hike, but certainly worth the trip.



    • #3
      Myfriend Monika is in Bucks county.




      • #4

        Hey! Welcome to NEPA!

        I'm up north of Scranton a bit and went through the same issue (although in my case I was new to dressage only...I'm an NEPA native :-P )

        I'm with Patricia Brosious and really love her style. She used to rent a nice facility over in Dallas, but has since brought her operation home to her own small facility. I'm close enough that she comes to my place to give lessons. I'll PM you her info
        The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.


        • #5
          Kim Walness, of New Milford PA. Former Olympian, student of Col. Carde & Bettina Drummond.
          Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
          Alfred A. Montapert


          • #6
            We are not that far from you, just the other side of the mountain from Pine Grove, in Bethel. Suzi would love to talk to you, she has done it all. We bred our Roemer Stallion Joshua and Suzi brought him all the way along to the FEI levels herself. She was a working student for Mike Poulin, Cathe Von Erhtfelda and spent the last 7 years with Jessica Ransehousen. She is currently working with our 4 yr old Sir Sinclair filly that is slated to go to the national championships.

            Check us out at
            or call Suzi directly at 484-221-1239



            • #7
              A friend of mine keeps her horse with Laurie Jolliffe in Bucks County and loves her.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Pureluck View Post
                I am new to the area in north east pennsylvania and am looking for a reputable dressage trainer. I am very close to Hazleton, but can't seem to find anyone in the area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
                What level ?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                  What level ?
                  Belinda's place is about 3 hrs from Hazelton.
                  Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
                  Alfred A. Montapert


                  • #10

                    I have shown through 4th level and schooled some FEI stuff, so I would like a trainer preferably who has a lot of experience. I have my USDF Bronze medal and have gone through the judges L program. I've also ridden as a demo rider in the USEF national judges forum and trained and showed my horses myself from babies with help from my trainer in California who is an Olympian and International FEI judge. Thanks!


                    • #11
                      Theo's friend Belinda Wertman is in Lancaster County
                      Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
                      Alfred A. Montapert