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Need suggestions for a hunter trainer in New England

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  • Need suggestions for a hunter trainer in New England

    Can anyone recommend a good hunter trainer in the New England area? My daughter who has ridden dressage for many years would like to do some jumping on a horse she rides who seems to prefer it over dressage.

  • #2
    New England is a large area, can you be more specific? If you're interested in the Boston area there have been numerous threads recommending lots of trainers, do a search. Ron Zohar at Shining Valley Farm is highly recommended by a friend of mine, and many others on this BB.


    • #3
      Originally posted by BAC View Post
      New England is a large area, can you be more specific? If you're interested in the Boston area there have been numerous threads recommending lots of trainers, do a search. Ron Zohar at Shining Valley Farm is highly recommended by a friend of mine, and many others on this BB.
      Ron is great if you are in the Boston area


      • #4
        Summer Hill farm in Lincoln, RI is great! Serving Mass and RI. www.summerhillfarmri.com
        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


        • #5
          Greg Prince at Woodridge Farm in Sherborn MA is also a good instructor.


          • Original Poster

            Sorry, I should be more specific. Massachusetts, or Southern New Hampshire would be ideal.


            • #7
              Mark Jungherr at Starlite Farm in Amesbury, MA is a wonderful instructor. He is an amazing rider and I highly recommend contacting him



              • #8
                If you're really in Hollis...

                ...then this farm is about 15 minutes away; there are several barns in the area including Volo, Newbury and probably a few others I'm forgetting.


                • #9
                  Saxony - I PM'd you
                  Audaces fortuna iuvat.


                  • #10
                    I recommend Volo...



                    • #11
                      Chelise Storace is fantastic and has just moved into a beautiful new facility in W. Newbury, MA. She's also done a lot with the transition from dressage to jumping with horses and riders.



                      • #12
                        I have heard/seen some good stuff from Ron as well


                        • #13
                          Gretchen Anderson at Apple Knoll Farm in New Boston. It's not the prettiest place but she is really nice and seems to turn out some very nice horses and riders.


                          • #14
                            If Newbury Farm isn't too far, Cory is FANTASTIC. I wish he weren't so far away from me!


                            • #15
                              Miles End Farm, Sterling, MA.
                              PM me for details.

                              Also, I know a good eventing trainer in Hollis that your daughter might enjoy working with


                              • #16
                                Esterbrook Farm in Acton, MA with Tricia Moss, Dina Mazzola, Anne Sibson, and Sue Lohrer,
                                "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but dream; not only plan, but also believe."


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by candl615 View Post
                                  Mark Jungherr at Starlite Farm in Amesbury, MA is a wonderful instructor. He is an amazing rider and I highly recommend contacting him

                                  DEFINITLY! I have known Mark since the '70s. GREAT teacher and rider...


                                  • #18
                                    It would be helpful to know more about what you're looking for. Some of these barns are on the road all the time. Others have a more local orientation. Some are hunter specialists, others are more jumper-oriented . . .

                                    All that said, I'd add Senator Bell Farm to your shopping list. Jess Hunt does a great job with the hunters and is generally welcoming of ship ins and discipline-changers.


                                    • #19
                                      Chelise Storace is great and runs a great program. I have seen them at more local shows and at the big shows. I believe they also go to Florida in the winter for a little while. The new facility she works out of is beautiful, and the owner of the barn is wonderful. I believe Chelise rode with George Morris at some point also.

                                      Cory Hardy at Newbury is also wonderful if Littleton is not too far for you. Great instruction and is wonderful on a horse.

                                      I don't know much about Easterbrook, but I trained with Anne Sibson when I first moved to MA and I LOVE her. My boss's daughter used her as her trainer when she did the big eq as a Junior. Has done all the big indoor shows etc.

                                      Gretchen Anderson turns out wonderful horses and riders. I know several of her riders and they all do very well. The farm may not be much to look at but the instruction you get is well worth looking past that.

                                      Denise Marks of Southwind in Pepperell is great also. She goes to both local and bigger shows. Horses are very well taken care of and her students do very well.

                                      The other trainers listed I am not familiar with. Have heard all the names, but have never been to the barns. Good luck on your search.
                                      Drop the drama and ride!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Thank you all so much for taking the time to respond. Looks like I have a lot to choose from. I will check them out.