TRAINING

FRANCES CARBONNEL - CLASSICAL LEGACY
Frances offers individual hourly lessons on your horse or one of her schoolmasters. Her horses are trained in the lateral movements, canter flying changes, piaffe and passage. All levels of riders are welcome; she has a lively youth program with outstanding show results. For those who want to show, she teaches all aspects of that process in a supportive team atmosphere. While showing can provide a valuable means for setting and achieving goals, she does not believe it to be crucial to the development of the horse/rider relationship.

Frances bases her teaching on classical French dressage principles. She began her classical training while living in Southern France riding at the school of Nuno Olivera. To her, riding becomes art and the pursuit of beauty, harmony, and balance. She believes that classical dressage is the foundation for all training and uses it as the basis for jumping and rail classes too. A favorite pastime of Frances’ is Doma Vaquera riding, including the art of the Garrocha.

Learn Western Dressage with Frances - now teaching individual and group lessons in the fun new sport of western dressage!

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BRI GRAF

Bri grew up riding Hunter/Jumpers under the guidance of Dion Dana.  After graduating from Metro State University, she went on to work under Karen Banister for 3 years before starting her own program, Faithfield Equestrians.

Her students currently compete on the CHJA, USEF, APHA and AQHA circuits. Bri specializes in re-purposing horses that have not been successful in other disciplines and starting young horses in their show carreers.  
She teaches her riders a strong and correct foundation, giving them the ability to have confident, fun and successful show careers. She has a patient and compassionate approach designed to build a good rapport between horse and rider, and believes every pair has the opportunity to achieve their goals.

Bri offers individual and group lessons for every level of riding.  For complete lesson packages and pricing, click here.

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 TJ SOMMERFIELD - Core Dressage
TJ has been Training Classical Dressage for 18 years. She began her training with Max Gahwyler (Author of The Competitive Edge Series of Books and Videos) and continues to work with Ralf Schmitzer a German Baroque Classical Riding instructor who clinics here twice yearly. TJ focuses on the classical dressage principals of balance, lightness and self carriage. TJ is available for hourly lessons with you and your equine partner lesson horses available at various levels from Beginner through PSG. If you have a young horse or one that needs a tune up she will take horses into full training (space permitting).

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