Roscoe is a 12 year old thoroughbred. He is a rescue horse that came to us emaciated. He is now healthy and happy. Roscoe is for our intermediate to advanced riders. If you bring a carrot or mint for him he will perform one of his favorite tricks for you "say cheese".
Gator is an experienced quarter horse who is comfortable in the show ring or with a beginner rider. His illustrious career includes wins at Devon, HITS on the Hudson, Saratoga and Congress. Gator also qualified for NAL, M+S and WIHS Adult Amatuer Jumper Finals. Gator's favorite treats are mints.
Smokey is Quarter Horse that used to race. He even won a few races before he retired. Now, Smokey likes to take care of beginner riders by teaching them how to walk and trot. His super sweet personality makes him a barn favorite!
Meet Our Instructor - Kate
Kate has been teaching riding lessons to students of varying levels for the past 4 years and has over 20 years of experience riding and training horses. Recently, Kate achieved Provisional Trainer Certification through the USHJA. In 2010, Kate earned a Master's degree in education from Niagara University. These qualification added to her passion for teaching, make her a great riding instructor!
Kate has had great success in the jumper ring with her horse Gator B. Careful. The pair has earned many championships including Devon, HITS on the Hudson, Saratoga, Vermont Summer Festival and The All American Quarter Horse Congress. They were also Zone 2 Horse of the Year in 2006 and Reserve Horse of the year in 2007.
Kate believes that riding should be a fun and special experience for every student. Her lessons include horsemanship, good foundations for basic riding and flatwork, and fun activities on horseback. For more advanced riders, lessons include jumping exercises and a variety of courses.