Dedicated to improving horse and rider. Instruction for the beginner through the avid competitor. Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunter-Jumper, Equicize. Bethany develops a proper, independent seat which provides balance and stability in the saddle. A BALIMO stool is used to develop core strength and to relax and stretch the rider's pelvis and lower back. Bethany uses French and Classical theory in all disciplines as well as the training scale.... (read more) This produces a soft, supple, balanced horse and a rider that properly uses their aids.
Bethany is also a horse show Judge. available for Open (English-western) shows, hunter-jumper, schooling dressage, and youth. Bethany has also judged Marshall and Sterling classes and gives clinics throughout the northeast.
Equicize clinics and classes offered as well. This starts with active and passive stretches n the ground, including the Balimo stool, then is followed by an under saddle session of stretching on the horse as well, as a work out! EQUICIZE develops a balanced, supple, more mobile, and confident rider!
Bethany's experience also includes competing in dressage, combined training, hunters, jumpers, Huntseat equitation, western pleasure and equitation, and barrel racing. Hr students have competed in all of those listed as well as reining and cowboy races! She was also the former manager/trainer for a Morgan farm, has training fox hunting horse as well as stallions, and has had the privilege of schooling Grand Prix jumpers as well as Grand Prix dressage horses. This diverse background is used to better all of her students!
Bethany may come to your location, or she is located at Silver Birch Equestrian center in Florence, Vermont. 10 miles from Rutland. Lessons horses available for ship in. Farm features large indoor and outdoor arenas, trails, lockers, lunge, bathroom, and is heated! Boarding depending on availability.