meet your next trainer
Whether you’re a beginner, just starting out, or advanced rider with competitive ambitions, we have someone for you. Many of our riders choose to work with multiple trainers, to maximize their learning.
Julie has many years experience bringing riders and horses from beginner levels up through the ranks to accomplished, competitive, empathetic riders and trainers. Her experiences competing at the FEI levels in Germany, teaching at Morven Park International Equestrian Center, and owning/running Bascule have given her a depth of knowledge and experience she loves to share. Her commitment to the sport, through a highly regarded working student program has built many students into professionals.
Julie is available for a small number of horses in training as well as morning and evening students.
Richard “Dick” Hagen has trained with Bruce Davidson Sr, David and Karen O’Conner, Todd Minikus, Fred Weber, Eric Horgan and Lillian Heard. He has competed multiple OTTB’s from first time out to Intermediate and brought many a homebred WB/TB-cross from unstarted to competition level. As a former Whip for over 25 years, he has taught and taken horses over ground/country far more trappy than any cross country course. He is meticulous about being attuned to the horse and how it learns. His students learn to be correct and precise. With a history as a wrestling coach, he is a human bio-mechanics geek, and brings all of that to his lessons as well.
Dick is available for privates, group jumping lessons, cross country schooling and coaching at events.
Carlie joined us in 2015 and has a very strong classical background which fits in well with our mission. She has her USDF Bronze & Silver Medals as well as her BHS certification from the UK. She is competing her young Dutch bred gelding, Shtratego at FEI levels. She is very successful in making positive changes in riders and horses. Many of the eventing competitors shave their scores by doing a dressage tune up with Carlie. She also has extensive experience developing young horses for dressage. Her clear, concise and empathetic aids help horses learn without fear. Carlie coaches at many local PVDA/FADS and rated dressage shows with her students as well as competing client horses in training.