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  • Big Name eq trainers?

    I'm looking for a new trainer. Who are the best big name eq trainers on the east coast?

  • #2
    in what state? or are you going to pack your trunk and go where ever the trainer is ?
    "The Desire to Win is worthless without the Desire to Prepare"

    It's a "KILT". If I wore something underneath, it would be a "SKIRT".


    • #3
      Missy Clark, Frank Madden, Andre Dignelli


      • #4
        I'm sorry but if you need to ask who the big name trainers are then you aren't ready to ride with them.


        • #5
          Originally posted by bettyrocks View Post
          I'm sorry but if you need to ask who the big name trainers are then you aren't ready to ride with them.
          hee hee. i had the same thought. i know that's snotty, but really, it crossed my mind.
          ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~


          • Original Poster

            Well I already train with one of the big barns. I am just making sure that I'm not forgetting somebody. Also yes I am willing to ride with one of the big trainers on the east coast regardless of their main location.


            • #7
              Be nice


              • #8
                Originally posted by bettyrocks View Post
                I'm sorry but if you need to ask who the big name trainers are then you aren't ready to ride with them.
                Good grief! What about just answering a newbie's questions without being snarky?


                • #9
                  What about Bobby Braswell in Ocala, FL?
                  Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                  Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                  Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.


                  • #10
                    Big name? Be prepared to spend big bucks and deal with big egos!


                    • Original Poster

                      Trust me I am well aware of the egos and money. I deal with it all ready.


                      • #12
                        Why do you want to move from your current program?


                        • Original Poster

                          It just isn't a good fit.


                          • #14
                            What kind of student are you? What type of instruction do you respond best to? The trainer that might be considered the "best" may not be the one who can get the most out of you.

                            A fellow junior in my barn got recruited to Beacon Hill in the mid-80s. She and I talked about it late in the year and I got the feeling it was the most lonely and miserable year of her life. She had been called back at MSG the year before, but on the morning of the Maclay finals her last year, her horse went suddenly lame, she had to ride a borrowed horse, and she did not have a stellar round. A sad end to a promising junior career.

                            Choose wisely and do not think that the biggest name necessarily has the most to offer you.
                            Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by horses4lyfe View Post
                              It just isn't a good fit.
                              learning/teaching style? lesson format? personality match?


                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
                                learning/teaching style? lesson format? personality match?
                                all of the above


                                • #17
                                  Frank Madden, Stacia, Andre, Missy.
                                  When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks the closet for George Morris. -mpsbarnmanager


                                  • #18
                                    Not to highjack this thread ... but who would you guys name as the up and coming big eq trainers?


                                    • #19
                                      I have a question? What makes them the best?
                                      They don't train the horses their students ride,
                                      so is it their ability to match a horse and rider, polish the style of an already experienced rider? Find the best horses regardless of cost?
                                      Is it that only the best riders with the best multiple mounts and the most money are thiers to pick and choose from.
                                      Can they develope an unpolished but talented rider on a average horse (but boomproof and able to jump around 3'6" competently) into a competitive junior in a year?
                                      I know they get results in the BIG Eq but most names you mentioned take on riders that are already well developed and well financed. So when you say best Trainers , do you actually mean best coaches?


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
                                        They don't train the horses their students ride,
                                        Why don't they train the horses? Most trainers train horses and riders, no?