We are located in Ortonville, Michigan, north of Detroit and south of Flint convenient to Interstate 75, US 23 and Interstate 69. The farm is set on 12.5 acres of rolling hills and backs up to the Holly Recreation Area.
We cater to riders of all levels who want to bond with their horses and form a partnership, regardless of discipline. We encourage this by allowing horse and rider to progress up the classical dressage training scale.... (read more) Dressage is extremely beneficial for all horses and riders, no matter what type of riding they enjoy.
Barb holds a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies from Centenary College in New Jersey, as well as a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor certificate. Her resume includes two years at the USEF (formally AHSA) in the membership department maintaining horse recordings and enforcing pony measurements. Barb also worked for Miller Harness Company at their New York City retail store, taught riding at the Claremont Riding Academy in NYC and Overpeck Riding Center in Leonia, NJ under the guidance of Heidi Erickson. She also managed Millbrook Farm, home of the Prants, and groomed for their daughter Sarah and "Kiss Me Not" on the Pony Hunter Circuit on the East Coast. She rode with George Morris, Greg Best and attended clinics with Gunnar Ostergard, Anne Kursinkski, Bert DeNemethy, Peter Leone and Bruce Davidson. She has also competed on the hunter and eventing circuits in Michigan. In 1992 she won the (MCTA/TEAM) Sun Ray Perpetual Trophy for high point professional riding Clever Kid. She has also won the USDF All Breed Award for APHA horses since 1998, placing 1st in the Adult Amateur and Open divisions in Training and First Levels. Her previous mount Brilliant Guise also placed 1st in Second Level. She has also placed in the Performance Horse Registry's Silver Stirrup Awards, Training thru Second Levels with Brilliant Guise and Brilliant Reflection.
Barb has a knack for teaching and training novice horses and riders. Her students excel at shows, always placing in the ribbons with scores above 60% and receiving numerous year end awards. She is extremely patient with young horses, building the foundation for any riding discipline in the future. She was featured in the Paint Horse Journal in 2008 (September thru November issues) with three articles on dressage for the Paint Horse which included a full photo spread and step by step exercises.
Trainer: Barbra Reis, B.S. Equine Studies, BHSAI
Rate: $550/Month , Number of Stalls: 15
Riding Lessons, Riding Clinics, Has a Riding Arena