My 14 year old daughter and I both ride. She is currently competing in Childrens at A/AA shows, I am not competing now but may again one day, currently just doing lessons. She wants to do Big Eq stuff and has been unhappy w/ progress she’s making w/ current trainer. Very hard and stressful to even think about moving barns, but want to help my daughter accomplish her goals/dreams. Situation w/ current trainer will definitely not change.
I know several other trainers in area, but am curious about other people’s opinions as to who some of the best trainers are currently in Southeast Michigan. There are a few I’m considering:
Jan Dooley at Hawthorn Hill Farm in Ann Arbor
Heather Irvine at Bloomfield Open Hunt in Bloomfield
Greg Crolick at Bloomfield Open Hunt in Bloomfield
Meg or Polly at Fox Meadow Farm in Temperance
-knowledgable trainer who is supportive and kind (i.e. want to avoid the angry yelling type!)
-horses well taken care of with good and plentiful turn out
-has regularly taken kids to Maclays, etc.
Any thoughts/opinions (on these or other trainers) would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!