Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider

Promoting horsemanship for over half a century

The Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider is a non-profit educational organization located in Middlebury, Vermont, whose mission is to teach traditional horsemanship skills and promote amateur athletic competition for everyone in our community, regardless of age or physical capabilities.

Eddy Farm School is host to a large variety of programs and special events throughout the seasons. From Western & English Dressage Lessons, to Summer Riding Camps, and Shiitake Mushroom Clinics, you will find a warm, welcoming, and all inclusive environment here at The Eddy Farm.

Western Dressage is here !

Introduction to Western Dressage 

Clinic and Critique Rides

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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Come learn about the newest sport of Western Dressage!

Come learn about the newest sport of Western Dressage!

The Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider

1815 South Street Extension

Middlebury, Vermont 05753

802-388-6196

Our day will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a break for a pot-luck lunch in the Eddy Farm's rustic farmhouse kitchen.  Drinks will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share & chair.

We will start with resident instructor/trainer Margaret Bojanowski giving an overview of the rules of Western dressage and how they apply to you and your horse, what the dressage judge is looking for during your test, gait descriptions, how to deicpher and correctly ride a test, your attire and horse's tack, differences in breeds of horses ~ their frames and horse's impulsion in the Western frame.  Questions welcome any time during the discussion as it will be an open format.    A demonstration rider will give visuals of the differences in gaits, the horse's frame and impulsion as well as an appropriate turn-out.  Walk/jog riders encouraged to attend as well as advanced riders.

When everyone has an understanding of the expections, we will break for a short lunch then begin again with riders working on appropriate manuevers for the tests, practicing weak areas then riding a test of choice with written and verbal feedback from Margaret and the group.

A limited number of school horses are available for this clinic at a cost of $20.00.  Stalls are included in the rider fee.  Please provide your own bucket & feed for the day.  Coggins test and rabies certificate required for those trailering in.  For questions please contact Margaret at 802-388-6196 or margaretbojanowski@gmail.com.

Click on the link below for info & Forms Page

Lessons for everyone !

Ever think about riding again but maybe you are a little nervous about starting something new, or just getting back into the saddle again after a long pause?

Eddy Farm School is the perfect place to delve into the magic of horsemanship. Whether you are a complete beginner, very young, very 'mature', or perhaps already have solid experience with horses, there is truly something for everyone here.

Margaret Bojanowski, Eddy Farm's Riding Director, has a vast and well rounded background of top-notch riding experience and teaching skills  and, even more importantly, a wonderful natural affinity for people and horses from any background or riding style. You will enjoy a relaxed personalized approach to assist you in entering the horse realm at your own special pace, and customized to fit your comfort and skill level. 

For those of you who have a simple wish for the solace of the trail, Eddy Farm has miles and miles of beautiful terrain and horse trails just waiting to be explored.

The Eddy Farm provides the perfect back drop for either a casual relaxed pursuit of horse companionship, or for those seeking the adventure of more progressive riding, includes everything; from Hunter/Jumper & Dressage to Cross Country or Western Pleasure. 

Visit Margaret's bio page to find out more, and feel free to call or email if you have questions or just want to chat about the possibilities.

Talk to you soon!

See you there!