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GA hunter/jumper trainers with strong dressage background? New ? - Boysen LTD?

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  • GA hunter/jumper trainers with strong dressage background? New ? - Boysen LTD?

    Bringing back up - anyone know anything about Karen Boysen/Boysen LTD?

    Looking for a Georgia hunter/jumper trainer with a strong CORRECT dressage background... Doesn't need to be a big name. Any ideas?
    Last edited by GPSM; Apr. 20, 2011, 01:55 PM.
  • Original Poster

    Am I asking the impossible?


    • #3
      do we assume you mean the atlanta area?
      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


      • Original Poster

        Atlanta area is best, but open to options. Just looking for the right fit.


        • #5
          hands down, no question
          chaque pas est fait ensemble


          • #6
            Heather Steinman Ray has a good dressage background and understands the value of teaching a horse to accept some contact with the bit and work through its topline. She did a lovely job starting my mare and even though we showed her as a hunter as a 3 & 4 y/o, she transitioned very easily to straight dressage.

            And not in Atlanta but the Newnan area - Laura and Jos Sevriens at Blalock Lakes Equestrian Center.


            • #7
              Stefanie and Chris Hamilton at Signature Sporthorses. Chris does straight dressage and Stefanie grew up doing dressage and is now a hunter trainer. All of their horses are trained with dressage basics.


              • #8
                You could try my trainers at synergyperformancehorses.com in Cartersville. He's a (correct!) dressage trainer, she's an H/J person. They are new to the area w/ a very small program and I'm thrilled with what the "one-two punch" has been doing for my baby greenie!
                "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                • #9
                  try heather ray. big no to bentmallet farm.


                  • #10
                    What about Jos Severins (sp?)
                    Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                    Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.


                    • #11
                      Heather's very good.

                      I thought Jos was strictly dressage? Maybe his wife rode hunters, but not as a trainer?
                      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                      • #12
                        Jim Bassett and his wife.... They're fantastic and as much as he won't "admit" to knowing dressage... he knows his dressage

                        Really cool guy. His wife is super nice too, but I haven't ridden with her.



                        • #13
                          Hands down: Heather.

                          She is very good with young horses and has also started other professionals' young horses.

                          And she's honest.


                          • #14
                            I'm a newbie here, but I'm also in Georgia and need a hunter/jumper trainer with a dressage background. I am located closer to Macon, so if I could find someone in middle GA, that would be ideal.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FLeckenAwesome View Post
                              Jim Bassett and his wife.... They're fantastic and as much as he won't "admit" to knowing dressage... he knows his dressage

                              Really cool guy. His wife is super nice too, but I haven't ridden with her.

                              This is another good call.
                              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                              • #16
                                I know that Scott Armour at Quail Ridge Farm has a very strong dressage background. Its a little farther out, but I hear he is great.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Bump - new question re: Boysen LTD


                                  • #18
                                    Scott Armour is fantastic. I rode with him for several years when I was younger. If I still lived inthe Atlanta area, that's who I'd ride with.
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