“Good trainers not only have the knowledge base and experience to teach, they also have to be good teachers. I have moved with my mare all over the south east and have ridden in clinics and lessons with many reputable trainers. Having started with Beth three years ago, I feel like I am finally in the right hands. My mare is complicated at best but has enormous potential and athleticism. Beth has the patience and insight to figure out the best approach not only for the horse, but for the horse and rider as a team. She focuses on establishing a good foundation and moves the horse and rider forward when the basics are met. My mare and I truly trust and enjoy each other and are quite competitive in both dressage and eventing, and I know Beth has been pivotal to our success.”
–Christy Sausser, owner/rider of Catch a Lark, 6th place Novice Amateur at 2010 AEC
Beth has experience teaching all ages and levels of riders, from children to adults and beginner to advanced. Beth’s teaching philosophy centers on the use of positive, confidence building instruction to build solid fundamentals, both in and out of the saddle. Beth’s instruction emphasizes correct flatwork and safe jumping to produce confident, successful horse and rider partnerships. One of her strengths is her insight into what will work best for each horse and rider, and her skills at communicating these ideas to her students. Beth teaches not only the “how” of riding, but the “why” as well.
Beth’s students range from young children in their first year of riding to successful Preliminary/Intermediate level eventing partnerships. Beth is also active in the United States Pony Club (USPC). Her students have won many ribbons, including USDF and USEA area and national awards. They routinely compete in area championships and at the AEC’s. Most importantly, Beth’s students are confident in their riding and horsemanship abilities and enjoy the partnerships they have with their horses.
Beth has experience starting and training young horses for a variety of disciplines, as well as retraining older horses for new disciplines. In fact, every horse that Beth has personally owned and competed, either in eventing or dressage, has been one that had little or no training when she first acquired it. Beth has a real talent in retraining OTTB’s and has taken a number of these horses off the track and retrained them as dressage horses, jumpers, and eventers. Beth also competes client horses in local and recognized shows to increase their education and confidence.
Lessons and clinics:
Private lesson at Wishing Tree Farm – $50*
Group lesson (3 or more) at Wishing Tree Farm – $40*
*These fees do not include ring fees.
Beth is available to travel for lessons, and routinely teaches at Ashland Farm and other venues – please contact her for details and pricing.
Beth is also available for clinics. Please call or email for information.
Training ride at Wishing Tree Farm – $50
Full training (5-6 rides/lessons per week) – $800/month
Partial training (3 rides/lessons per week) – $600/month
Short term training – please contact Beth for details, rates, and availability
Beth is available to work as in agent in both buying and selling a horse. These services are priced on an individual basis depending on client needs.
Hauling – $1.00/mile
Body clipping, mane pulling, prepping for shows, etc. services are available through Wishing Tree Farm. Please contact Beth for more information.