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Lessons are available in Dressage and Jumping from Beginner levels to the upper classes at our equestrian center or at the your barn. We offer lessons on-site on our schooling horses and also come to your place. If you are thinking about getting correct riding instructions, feel free to  "Contact Us"  and we can discuss details.

A way of training that we are specialized in that is very popular among our students is to train the horse and rider at the same time. We can look back on several, now very successful riders/horses, that have been trained this way. It works like this : We work with your horse for a part of the lesson and after successful compensating the new exercise, you get in the saddle and repeat the same exercise under our instructions.

The Clinics we offer are open to all Jumper, Dressage and 3-Day-Event riders from Beginner level to upper show level and will be held at our equestrian center, public horse facilities or your barn.

If you should be interested in participating in one of our clinics please "Contact Us"


We are offering different Camps all year round for specialized groups depending on age, disciplines and experience. Please check our website frequently for upcoming "Camps".


Here is a short biography of Fred :

I am a German rider and instructor who's riding career started in the 1970's. In Europe I had the opportunity to get countless lessons and participate in numerous clinics from top equestrian instructors in the US & Germany like Gerhard Politz, Chris Hickey, Sarah Geikie and Thomas Larson. I am a participating in continuous clinic/training program with Chris Hickey & Sarah Geikie.

(Fred on "McInally" in a 4'9" jumping class)


Due to my experience in equestrian events and my horse knowledge, I had the required basics to go to a German state equestrian school for a total of 3 month of fulltime theoretical and practical classes. After passing the exams in theory, riding dressage & jumping and riding instructions , I graduated as a certified trainer and instructor from the German Equestrian Association "FN" as trainer "C".   

(Fred on "Romadour" in a free style class)

I can now look back on over 25 years of successful participation in countless horse shows in Germany as well as in the US.

(Fred on "McInally" in 3'9" Three Day Eventing class)


Here is a short biography of Eva:

I am a German certified instructor who had the privilege of training and working with several successful German riders and trainers. I continued my equestrian career after moving to the United States with an internship with Olympic medalist Michael Poulin who helped me to become a solid Dressage rider in the FEI levels where I also gained experience in long-lining, retraining problems horses as well as starting green horses. 

eva2.jpg (481143 bytes)Touring with the World Famous Lippizaners gave me the opportunity to learn "Airs Above The Ground" movements. 

I have competed in dressage as well as hunter/jumper classes in the United States and in Germany and I am in a continuous clinic program with Sarah Geikie, Chris Hickey and Gerhard Politz.


Either way --- All your needs regarding riding instructions are in the very best hands at Smiling Horse Stables.


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