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Colleen’s students range from upper level competitors to beginners going to their first event. Colleen’s clear training methods and dedication to establishing basic principles brought great results in training young and rehabilitating difficult horses. With her students Colleen focus on positive reinforcement and a detail analysis of a rider.

Colleen’s primary focus is eventing, but she offers private lessons in dressage and show jumping.

Please contact Colleen to schedule lessons.

Abby and Prima

Abby and Prima

Colleen has a wealth of practical experience which allows her to quickly pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of both horse and rider. Under Colleen’s instruction, my mare and I have gone from a lack of confidence, rhythm and adjustability to confidently communicating through correct use of the aids and equitation. Her coaching approach is a rare mix of the challenging and confidence-inspiring, and since she regularly trains with the sport’s greats, she’s constantly bringing back exercises and ideas to tweak for use with her own students. Though you’ll undoubtedly find Colleen competing several horses from beginner novice to advanced each weekend of the event season, she unfailingly finds time to coach her students and offer valuable feedback. I look forward to training with Colleen and following her career in the years to come!
- Abby Gibbon, www.historicalhorse.com

Nina and Sam

Nina and Sam

Colleen is my current trainer. She was the first trainer I ever had that truly believe in my horse and has made us what we are today. She never stops caring for her horses and students. I strive to be the horse woman she is on a daily basis. Every day at the barn is a lesson, whether it be how to wrap his legs correctly or how to correctly dress a wound. Colleen has not only shaped me into becoming a better rider but a better horse woman.
- Nina Klimova, ridingtherhythm.com/

Colleen with her students (Mara, Meredith, and Nina) at schooling show

Colleen with her students (Mara, Meredith, and Nina) at schooling show

Colleen with Meredith

Colleen with Meredith

Colleen takes her student cross-country training

Colleen takes her student cross-country training

Colleen giving instructions during warm-up

Colleen giving instructions during warm-up

Colleen and Nina discussing Nina's first Novice cross-country round at Waredaca.

Colleen and Nina discussing Nina's first Novice cross-country round at Waredaca.

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