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  • Lindsay Fox of Aldie Equestrian Center

    Hi,
    A student of mine is relocating to Aldie, and was looking at training with Lindsay Fox out of Aldie Equestrian Center. i really don't know anything about her beside the fact that she has taken a few ponies to Upperville. Does anybody know anything about her riding and training, the facility, and her horses?
    THANKS!

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    I have neither trained nor ridden with her, but I gave her my horse Rock, 17.1H TB, as a school/show horse.

    Facilities are top notch, and everyone ( I asked a LOT of people :-) since I wanted to make sure my horse went to a good place) gave her excellent references as a trainer, facility owner and instructor.

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    • #3
      Have her look into Woodhall ( right next door) with Peter Foley. Don't know the other gal, but she might as well check both options due to proximity. I do know Peter and he is great.
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      • #4
        I think she posts here...or at least she used to. Can't remember her username, though.
        "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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        • #5
          I would be happy to show you some before and after photos/video of my horse that she had on a free lease for less than a year. Those would speak volumes.

          I could also show you the vet bills I have paid since I picked him up 11 months ago. I am happy to report that he's finally pasture sound!
          They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chunky munky View Post
            Have her look into Woodhall ( right next door) with Peter Foley. Don't know the other gal, but she might as well check both options due to proximity. I do know Peter and he is great.


            seconded!
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            • #7
              Woodhall Farm & Peter Foley all the way !!!!!!!!!!!!

              YOU can NOT go wrong with Peter he is FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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              • #8
                Another vote for Peter

                Hands down one of the best in the area.

                "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                • #9
                  I have to agree that Peter is an awesome trainer and a wonderful person. You really can't go wrong with choosing him. His facility is nice, his ring is a good size with quality footing and his barn is clean and organized. He also has an awesome group of customers that have a lot of fun together and a really super professional, Catherine Thompson, that does his show riding and some training rides.

                  If Peter doesn't have any free stalls we'd love for you to come across the street to checkout StoneGate Stables and meet our trainer, Melanie Rock. Mel started training for us last June and she has been really awesome and the customers love her. We have a good mix of VHSA Associate shows and AA shows on the schedule for this year. We have some awesome grooms too, with lots of experience caring for horses & grooming at AA shows.

                  If you want to meet with some other top trainers in the nearby area before making a decision, I'd also recommend Pam Freely (free lances in the area), Ginia Wilbrandt/Terri Smith (train out of Fox Chase Farm, Middleburg), Mike Bertozzi (Leesburg) and Ginny Edwards (Upperville). All are very good trainers and very nice people (although I don't personally know Ginny, she does all the big shows including Wellington and her kids win a lot). Sorry if I've left anyone else out. There are so many good hunter/jumper trainers in the area but these names just came to mind first.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stop The Music View Post
                    All are very good trainers and very nice people (although I don't personally know Ginny, she does all the big shows including Wellington and her kids win a lot).
                    I do know Ginny personally (though I haven't seen her in years) and she is a good trainer/nice person too
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                    • #11
                      I third Ginny, I worked with her (not for her, though) when I freelanced last summer and she has a wonderful reputation for a good reason.

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                      • #12
                        YES you are correct. Jenny is awesome . and she gets results. It just depends on Where you are located and How far you are willing to travel.
                        Consider all that before your final decision it makes a BIG difference here in NOVA....
                        "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                        • #13
                          OOPS sorry : That is Ginny..
                          "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                          • #14
                            I use Dale and Peter now and love them. They've helped me off and on for years and are excellent and laid back--but they are often full, with good reason. They do a great job of both being laid back and positive while providing top-level training.

                            I rode with Ginny Edwards and she is great (some of the best lessons I've ever had) and she has help at home so you can get lessons while she's on the road, which is a bonus.

                            Ginia Wilbrandt is a friend of mine and is a very positive, pleasant person who excels at teaching children and focuses more on the local shows, though she does have some happy adults and still hits the A's from time to time.

                            Marti Bigley who is just outside of Middleburg is excellent with children and does a great job of putting top notch flatwork on horses and riders--she has my baby right now for training.

                            As for the person you originally asked about, I've seen her advertise lots of places but I've never met a single person who rides with her (which seems odd, since i've been riding in the same area for 30 years), so I have no personal or second hand knowledge.

                            If you give us a better idea of what you're looking for, perhaps we can give more guidance.
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                            • #15
                              Agreed! My sister lives in NOVA and rides with her! Great facility.(I got to visit over the holidays and was impressed).
                              Originally posted by TimelyImpulse View Post
                              I have neither trained nor ridden with her, but I gave her my horse Rock, 17.1H TB, as a school/show horse.

                              Facilities are top notch, and everyone ( I asked a LOT of people :-) since I wanted to make sure my horse went to a good place) gave her excellent references as a trainer, facility owner and instructor.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by TimelyImpulse View Post
                                I have neither trained nor ridden with her, but I gave her my horse Rock, 17.1H TB, as a school/show horse.

                                Facilities are top notch, and everyone ( I asked a LOT of people :-) since I wanted to make sure my horse went to a good place) gave her excellent references as a trainer, facility owner and instructor.
                                The facilities are indeed wonderful.

                                A couple questions I have:
                                1. When did she become the "facility owner"?
                                2. Have you visited your horse?
                                They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...

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                                • #17
                                  Like REH, I have lived in this area nearly my whole life, which unfortunately means I'm about 10 years older than her. I too have never heard of anyone that rides with her which I can only translate to this:

                                  If you are looking to just get your start with horses, she'd most likely be fine. Those that are riding at a higher level might not benefit as much and probably need to seek out a trainer with a proven record in the showring, both local and rated.

                                  If you've not already, I'd contact LaBonnieBon for input on her personal experience. How one manages their lesson stock is a big sticking point with me. If they don't manage their own stock well, I'd not imagine they'd manage yours much better. I happened to be riding at LBB's barn at the time her horse returned from his stay with Miss Fox and it was indeed disturbing to see how poorly he'd been managed. [edit]
                                  Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 21, 2010, 03:41 PM. Reason: compliance with posting policies

                                  "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                                  • #18
                                    M. O'Connor, who posts on COTH pretty frequently, is also from that area.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by 3Ponies View Post
                                      M. O'Connor, who posts on COTH pretty frequently, is also from that area.
                                      Mary is awesome
                                      Jen Evans & DaBear

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by LaBonnieBon View Post
                                        I would be happy to show you some before and after photos/video of my horse that she had on a free lease for less than a year. Those would speak volumes.

                                        I could also show you the vet bills I have paid since I picked him up 11 months ago. I am happy to report that he's finally pasture sound!
                                        Wow! What happened?

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