30 days under saddle
Effective, Fun, and Passionate
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Shannon will travel anywhere within a 60 mile radius of Chicago to teach. She is also available to come to your barn for lessons, or to local forest preserves to school cross country schoolings. Our facility offers a lovely heated indoor, a great field with XC jumps, and outdoor arena. Shannon focuses on her training and lessons on being safe, positive, and fun. She makes sure each student truly understands the hows and whys of what they are doing, from learning how to post, to perfecting shoulder in's, or establishing a safe and effective galloping position for cross county. Shannon bases her training on the horsemanship by creating an end to end plan with her students to achieve their goals. All lessons have a fundamental classical dressage base. We also have limited lesson horses available.
Private Lesson on your horse at our farm - $50
Private lesson on our horses - $50
Private Lesson at your farm- $55
Group Lessons - $45
Training Rides - $40 + gas surcharge
All new lessons must book at the beginning of the month to better allow scheduling and organization. To read our lesson agreement contract, please click here. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card here.
Coaching at Shows:
Events - $100 + costs (split between students attending, encourage your friends to come!) or $40 a phase
Hunter Shows - $75 a day (Decreases with multiple students)
We offer multiple sales packages, to assist in finding your horse the perfect home. Let us use our vast and varied contacts and experiences to make this process much simplier. We have sold over 200 horses in the last few years, and connected numerous pairs with their "perfect partner". Consignment agreement can be viewed here.
Are you looking for your new competition partner? Or simply a good morning out with the hounds? We can help you find your perfect partner for whatever you seek. We'll handle going through hundreds of videos, helping you save time by only looking at ones that match what you're looking for. If you don't have the time to try them yourself, let us take the time to go meet with the buyers, and see which ones are the best fit for you. We handle all appointment settings, vet checks, and help you negotiate the best deal. Fill out our "Dream Horse" form here and let your search begin!
In training her horses, Shannon takes a very individualized approach – each horse gets its own training program custom fit to them and their abilities and needs. She is very gentle and patient with them helping them grow to their own potential. While her main focus is eventing with a specialty in working with “off the track thoroughbreds” and difficult horses, she has had success in a variety of different disciplines. She works with her clients and their horses to decide what route is the best for them. Her background in dressage gives her the ability to put a very solid base on her youngsters. Training Board is $1,200 a month and includes riding 4-6 days a week as well as full board.
Active Competition horses are given a discount off of Training Board.
For our references, check out our Satisfied Clients Page.