We are looking to find a hunter/jumper trainer for my daughter.
My daughter (11) has been riding for a little over a year. She attended 2 shows last summer. I would say my daughter has the basics down as she has been jumping over cross rails since this summer.
We are limited at our current facility which is small, few resources, only a few ponies, no room for any more horses, trainer is limited on time and more focused on a few other girls she trains.
We are confident that my daughter loves riding and she is very serious and dedicated to doing more. She has already set goals for herself about what she wants to get better at and wants riding to be her primary sport.
We are looking to find a full service stable with a professional trainer where we can have her take lessons weekly. Our goals are to have her learn proper Hunter/Jumper riding and attend shows in the 2015 season. We want to learn about the options of leasing or buying a horse and get good guidance in the world of Hunter/Jumper.
We would like to find a facility with nice people, kids my daughters age, knowledgable people, and a safe environment with a good reputation. Would like to find a facility that attends shows and could help us with leasing/buying in the future. We found out about IEA teams and would like to find out more about that option as well.
We live in Sandy Springs (Just North of Atlanta). We have identified several barns including one here in the Sandy Springs area (near the river), a few in East Cobb, One in Smyrna, and several in Alpharetta. All of these areas are within an easy commute.
We just don’t know anything about these barns. We have visited a few of them and are planning to visit the rest.
Any information you could provide would be much appreciated in helping us make a decision on where to go.