Are you looking for some one to entrust your horse into training?
When your horse is at Helicon, you can rest assured your horse is treated with love and respect. Training is not just about the results, it's about the physical and mental development of a sentient being. Horses should feel proud of their effort and to love their work. Horses come with great characters, and it is our responsibility to preserve the horse's innocence while developing his ability. I strive to be kind, fair, clear and quick to reward an effort, because that’s what builds a horse’s confidence.
The care at Helicon is top notch. Helicon is small and personalized. The horses are kept as naturally as possible, with lots of turnout and high quality hay fed up to four times per day. The stalls are open with views so the horses can see the horizon and each other. The horses legs are cold hosed after each workout. Physical issues are addressed through training, veterinary or alternative care, depending on the horse's needs. We focus on dressage training - so (with the exception of a couple pensioners) all the horses here are in work.
I have extensive experience with young and green horses, putting dressage basics on 40+ horses, including taking 27 to their very first dressage show (some schooling, some USEF recognized).
Currently my Dutch gelding Figlio (show name Femmo) and I are showing at Intermediare II, which is the last level before Grand Prix. Last year we competed in the CDI Small Tour classes of Prix St. Georges and Intermediare I. We have a median average of 66% at Intermediare I!
I have earned the USDF Bronze and Silver medals on my own horses. The bronze is "with distinction" as defined by the USDF and I have attained it multiple times with horses I raised and trained.
My first homebred, Di Amore, a Hanoverian/Thoroughbred mare, and I worked our way up from starting under saddle through the levels to Prix St. Georges. We also schooled the Grand Prix movements, including piaffe, passage and the ones.
My second homebred foal, Feiner Frisbee competed in the FEI 5-year-olds at Devon, and up the levels through 4th level. Frisbee's heart is huge, but unfortunately he is a grade 4 roarer, which makes breathing is difficult for him. He now helps me give riding lessons.
My third homebred, Dior Noir, is back in work after surviving sinus surgery for a huge tumor under her forehead! She has shown successfully through third level to complete her premium Hanoverian mare status.
**For more information about my mentors and education, please see Lessons page.
Helicon Farm does not offer boarding.
Minimum training rates are as follows:
Full Board with $750 (alfalfa in am, hay 4x day and Simplifly included)
Lessons or rides are $50 each time with minimum of 12 ($600) per month.
Show coaching is $100 per day.
Haul-in training rides are $75 per ride
If you have a horse you would like trained and shown on a yearly basis,
please contact me! I would love to campaign your special horse.