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Lesson Barns That Teach Eventing

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  • Lesson Barns That Teach Eventing

    Hello, I was wondering if there were any barns in Western New York that offer lessons in Eventing with lesson horses in the program since I do not own a horse. Also the lessons would have to teach me everything about the basics of eventing because I've never rode in that discipline before. I have always dreamed about it, but I'm looking more into it now. If you know any farms in the area who gives Eventing Lessons please respond
    Last edited by lrbrz; Jul. 22, 2012, 05:04 PM.

  • #2
    Whereabouts in western NY? that's a pretty wide net.


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by Manahmanah View Post
      Whereabouts in western NY? that's a pretty wide net.
      Well I live about 1 hour south of Buffalo. In a town called Machias. So anywhere in the general area any amount of time away, but the longest would be 1.5 hours but thats stretching it.


      • #4
        Here is an old thread about someone moving to Rochester. The Genesee Valley is renowned for horses and there are some great trainers (listed in the thread..so are not repeated here)! And there will also be trainers closer to Buffalo.


        You might get more reader responses if you edit your thread title to add Buffalo NY area.

        Best wishes and enjoy! Stop in at Leachworth too. And there is Wegmans!


        • Original Poster

          Thank you for the link, but i'm going to have to scratch the idea of 1.5 hours away... The stables would need to be closer since the lessons will cost some, I can't spend even more on gas.


          • #6
            Bumping for info on south of Buffalo NY eventing trainers/barns -- anyone have some leads?

            Poster - have you talked to anyone at your local tack stores about eventing trainers in your area? Sometimes they have leads... Look at pony clubs in your area -- they often have trainers / school horses available since eventing is part of the program. Pony clubs often have websites and facebook pages -- that's how I found my trainer who also works with lots of adults.

            Fingers crossed that someone bites! Best wishes.


            • #7
              +1 for contacting local pony clubs
              Even if you're too old to join (the oldest you can be is 25 now), they probably have a list of trainers/stables you can check out.
              It looks like there might be a club or two near you, check out the WNY Region PC website for details. If they don't have a website check FB; I know Alley Cat PC has one.


              • #8
                Originally posted by lrbrz View Post
                Thank you for the link, but i'm going to have to scratch the idea of 1.5 hours away... The stables would need to be closer since the lessons will cost some, I can't spend even more on gas.
                From a really basic mapquest, Joe Backer in Angelica is about 45min from you. He may have lesson horses. I don't know him personally, I see him at many of the local events with a crew of riders.

                That's all I've got off the top of my head that would be closer than the mini-eventing-mecca of Geneseo/Gen. Valley area with lots of options. Checking with PC is a great idea.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Heliodoro View Post
                  From a really basic mapquest, Joe Backer in Angelica is about 45min from you. He may have lesson horses. I don't know him personally, I see him at many of the local events with a crew of riders.
                  Not sure he has lesson horses, but he's a great instructor. Our PC did a clinic with him. I couldn't ride (doctor's orders) but I went to observe and he was fantastic; good with kids, too.


                  • #10
                    High Time Stables at Sugarbrook in East Aurora, trainer Leigh Fischer, is a very nice eventing facility not too far from Machias NY. http://www.hightimestables.com/index.html
                    I don't know if they offer lessons to people without their own horse, but it is certainly worth a call.
                    OP: you might have to lease a horse at the right facility to take lessons and learn to event.
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                    • #11
                      I don't know anything about the area, but I just wanted to add that even if you're not sure if a facility has lesson horses, it can't hurt to ask if they have a horse you can use! All they can do is say no.
                      I've taken lessons from two BNTs on their 4* horses, and I'm not a fantastic rider or anything. I just wasn't afraid to ask, and they were very accommodating and nice. Eventers tend to be that way.