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Kelly Quinn (quinn)
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello all,

I値ll be moving to Boston mid-August to begin a PhD at BU, and I知 hoping someone here can recommend a barn that offers quality dressage lessons. I致e looked around on good old google, but it seems most places around Boston are geared towards children, H/J, or are strictly boarding facilities. Additionally, the last time I moved I wasted a lot of precious weekend mornings traveling out to barns and trying to find my niche in the riding community. This time around I知 hoping to use word-of-mouth and find my spot more easily/efficiently. I知 looking for an experienced trainer with a pleasant attitude and sound horses. I値l be a student so funds are limited, but I understand you get what you pay for. Definitely cannot afford lessons over $85.

I知 a 25 year old AA with a dressage background. I clean up after myself, treat horses like they池e made of glass, and genuinely enjoy helping out when needed. I plan to regularly take lessons throughout all four seasons. I want to show. I may be interested in leasing a horse if the option is available.

I知 unfamiliar with the area, so any recommendations within a reasonable commute from the BU campus are greatly appreciated.
NH_Dressage (nh_dressage)
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome to the area!

Do you know about NEDA, the New England Dressage Association? It is a good source of information. On their website, you will find a list of instructors which may prove useful.

https://www.neda.org/?INSTRUCTOR_DIR

The USDF also has a list of certified instructors and search engine at:

https://www.usdf.org/about/contact/instructors.asp

Both pages include contact details and often links to farms.

Good luck in your search!
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ls27 (ls27)
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 - 04:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Contact http://cavalloequestriancenter.com/trainers/ ask for rachel- she may have a horse used for students. it is very difficult to find instruction and school horses in reasonable distance from boston.
tbrerider (tbrerider)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know BU has an equestrian team? Maybe they can help in your search?
Dogs have people, horses have staff.
Anita (anitachi123)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check out Enika Shembari, Boston Equine in Pembroke, or Ellie Colletti at Cloud Nine Sport Horses in Plymouth.
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Appylover (appylover13)
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Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 - 08:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sage Farm, about a half hour from Boston. Specializes in dressage and has amazing instructors! http://www.sagefarm.info/index.html
zak1992 (zak1992)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Orchard Hill Equestrian is about 45 minutes from Boston. Great place with several great instructors.
College Equestria (collegeequestrian)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What about Forest Edge in Georgetown, MA? Dressage barn, I do believe they do lessons. Maybe worth a try.
bip (bip)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We lived in Brookline while DH went to BU Law. The very closest place is Sage Farm (mentioned above), and Course Brook Farm in Sherborn. They didn稚 used to have school horses, but Linda Smith just moved her lesson program there. I知 not sure what she charges. You also might have luck at Full Circle, also in Sherborn, which is in your price range.
KMeyer (brgreyhndz2)
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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Winthrop Farm in Rowley, MA offers lessons on school horses. http://www.winthropfarm.com Its is a wonderful barn with lovely horses.

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