I’m an adult rider who recently relocated to Kitchener, ON from Northern Virginia.
I’m interested in finding a trainer around here (within an hour) who has a heavy focus on the jumpers, preferably teaching a more European style of riding/jumping.
(Note: I don’t want this to devolve into a “American vs. European” style of riding thread, I’m just trying to give context for what I’m looking for. I’m of the belief that different styles of riding give one a better, more robust toolkit and make you more effective rider).
I am fundamentally horseless. I ride a pretty scopey mare twice a week, but she’s not suitable for a jumper training program–her owner is not interested in moving her to another facility, she’s green and out of shape, and I mostly treat it as a way for me to have more saddle time for very little money.
For context, I’m an experienced adult rider–not a novice in any way. I’ve owned and showed horses my entire life, just not in the jumpers.