Western Pennsylvania Dressage

Barn & Trainer Directory

Barn & Trainer Directory


We are proud to promote the barns and trainers of our members!

If you are a member of the WPDA and would like to be included in the directory, please forward your information to our website chairperson, Kaley, at kaleytomsic@gmail.com.

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Arete Farm, LLC

Location: 26 Shiska Lane South, Clinton, PA 15026
Contact: Renee Shiska: 724.899.3307; aretefarm@zoominternet.net
Trainers: Renee Shiska: thirty years of experience, lessons available in dressage, eventing and jumpers. Training available for boarders only
Arenas: One sand outdoor 100 x 200; one indoor 120 x 60; cross-country jumping field (Starter and Beginner Novice height).
Turnout: Grass turnout, 1 five acre field, 1 seven acres field. All new three board oak fencing
Stall size: 10 x 10 with rubber mats
Amenities: Located on Hillman State Park and Pa. State Gamelands for endless trail riding. Private eight stall boarding barn, heated tack room/lounge, and indoor arena.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Aretefarm/


Blue Ribbon Farms

Location: 384 Cowpath Road Aliquippa, PA 15001
Contact: Lessons: Paige Prawicki - 724.650.6569 | Boarding: blueribbon5@verizon.net,
(412) 974-1650
Arenas: Lighted 100 x 200 outdoor arena ; 60 x 120 indoor arena
Turnout: Grass turnout
Website: www.blueribbonfarmsinc.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131884663144/about/


Castle Farms

Private equine facility with occasional boarding opportunities

Location: McDonald, PA
Website: www.castlefarmspa.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Castle-Farms-187844661332448/

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Cedar Run Farms

Location: 415 Cedar Run Rd Allison Park, PA 15101-5035
Contact: 412.767.5170
Trainers: Charlene Michael, Head Riding Instructor
Charlene's primary focus during instruction is harmony and balance of horse and rider.  She began her years of teaching in 1989 at a horsemanship camp in Ohio as Riding Program Director and Assistant Stable Manager. In 1990 she received her Level 1-4 English and Level 1-3 Western Certification from Certified Horsemanship Association. She has continued her education by taking lessons and courses, auditing seminars and participating in and auditing clinics from top level international riders and trainers. Lessons are available for those wishing to ride Hunt Seat, Jumping, Dressage and Western Dressage. Arenas: two indoor and multiple outdoor riding areas
Turnout: Daily turnout, 5+ hours per day
Amenities: Daily stall cleaning, blanketing and protective boots for turnout, customized feeding program, bring your own farrier, trainer, or vet, wash stalls, and tack rooms
Website: cedarrunfarms.com


Coventry Equestrian Center

Location: 452 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301
Contact: Kristin Hermann, Owner | P: 724.206.9902 | E: blythedale@comcast.net
Trainers: Coventry offers basic dressage, eventing, hunter jumper and western trainers.
Arenas: One indoor and one sand outdoor arena.
Turnout: 8 pastures; daily turnout weather permitting and during the night in the summer. Coventry is a horse friendly facility that caters to the care of the horses. We host shows, have several clinics yearly with outside trainers, and most importantly enjoy our barn and horses.
Website: www.CoventryEquestrianCenter.com


Duncancroft Stables

Location: 121 Brewer Road Saxonburg, PA  16056
Contact: 724.352.5990
Trainers: Ed Weber of Ed Weber Quarter Horses
Arenas: 80′ X 160′ Indoor riding arena for year round riding, 80′ X 200′ Outdoor riding arena with sand footing
Turnout: Daily turnout in large pastures and paddocks either in groups or privately
Stall size: 12′ X 14′ stalls that are cleaned twice each day
Amenities: Wash rack with hot and cold running water for horse bathing, hay grown on property
Website: www.duncancroftstables.com


Greenmoor Common Equestrian Center

Location: 255 Georgetown Road Cecil, PA 15317
Contact: Fran Mocker, Barn Manager | P: 412/841-6131 | E: dakotaequineenterprises@gmail.com
Trainers: Krista Tycho Noone - Grand Prix Rider, USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist, Intermediate to advanced dressage, training of dressage horses. Pamela McCready - ARIA certified level II Dressage & Combined Training, beginning to intermediate dressage, Beginning to Preliminary Eventing.
Arenas: One sand outdoor and indoor
Turnout: Daily group turnout to pastures (weather permitting)
Day turnout – November - May
Night turnout – May – October
Stall size: 10 x 12, with or without windows
Amenities: Daily stall cleaning, daily water bucket dump/refill, individualized feeding program (fed twice daily) with supplements added per boarder's request, blanketing, daily check for injuries, access to trails, trailer parking, wash stall with hot/cold water
Website: www.greenmoorcommonequestrian.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenmoorcommonequestriancenter/

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Hidden Oaks Farm

Location: 254 Glasgow Road Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Contact: E: hiddenoaksfarm10@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hiddenoaksfarm10


Jack MacDonald Stables

Location: 175 Cupps Road, Renfrew, Pennsylvania 16053
Contact: P: 724-482-4293 | E: jackmacdonaldstable@zoominternet.net
Trainers: Jackie MacDonald
Website: www.jackmacdonaldstables.com

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Mountain Vista Farm

Location: 67 Hackleys Mill Rd. Amissville, VA 20106
Contact: Britta Johnston, Barn Manager | P: 202-870-8817 | E: brittajohnstonmvf@gmail.com
Trainers: Britta Johnston is the Owner and Head Trainer of Britta Johnston International Sport Horses, LLC, offering Training, Instruction, Sales, Handling, and Importing Services. Britta began riding at the age of 6 in Germany where she was trained in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, and Vaulting. She earned her bronze medal at the age of 13 and her silver medal at the age of 16 from the German Riding Federation. Specializing in dressage training, Britta has 30 years of experience starting young horses and training them through to FEI levels.
Website: www.brittajohnston.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrittaJohnstonMountainVistaFarm

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Outback Stables

Location: Located on the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Contact: Debbi Klun, Barn Manager | P: 216-903-1485| E: brittajohnstonmvf@gmail.com
Trainers: Debbi Klun; 35 years of experience.
Website: www.outback-stables.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OutbackStablesBarn

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Rockin’ V Stables

Location: 1450 Stewart Road, McDonald, PA  15057
Contact: Lin and Sam Viviano, Farm Owners| P: 724-926-2205
Trainers: Shellie Graves. She has been training and instructing students of various ages and abilities in Dressage and Eventing for 28 years. Her Dressage experience ranges from The Walk-Trot Level through Second Level. Currently, she has numerous students competing at Novice and Training Level Eventing and lower level Dressage.  Shellie’s passion for her craft is reflected in her training and teaching of her students and their horses.
Indoor Arena: 216' x 70' , large enough for a large full size dressage arena. Full length mirrors on the long side and end provide high quality reflections.  Attached in the indoor is a large heated viewing lounge and restroom.
Outdoor Arena: 3 outdoor arenas; The largest is a 350' x 175' jumping area.  The footing is sand and it has a very good base and stands up to hard use. An outdoor dressage area that measures 65 meters x 22 meters.  The footing is sand, rubber and small limestone fines.  The arena has letters and a judges stand. An eighty foot diameter lunging ring is available.
Turnout: Daily small group turnout to pastures with woven plastic tape and electric. Round bales available in pastures.
Stall size: 12 x 12, and limited oversized stalls measuring 12x20
Amenities: standard board package consists of a 12 x 12 stall, daily turnout (all day) not just 2 hours, race track oats (up to 8 quarts a day) fed twice a day. Custom feed schedules are available for special needs situations. Supervised worming program, adminstration of spring and fall shots (paid for by boarder) and general horse health monitoring.
Website: www.rockin-v-stables.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rockin-V-Stables-398766480186335/

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Rockin’ Horse Stables

Location: 204 Climo Lane Zelienople, PA 16063
Contact: 724-601-4706
Trainers: http://www.rockinhorsestables.com/riding-lessons-1.html
Arenas: One sand outdoor and indoor and lunging ring
Turnout: Available
Amenities: Cross Country Jumps, Paddocks, 4 Wash Racks, 4 Tack Stalls, Organized Tack rooms, Farrier Service, Equine Massage Therapist, 24 hour emergency Vet service
Website: http://www.rockinhorsestables.com/home.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockinHorseStables2

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Saint Therese of Lisieux Farm

Location: 256 Sumney Rd Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
Contact: (724) 747-6031
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BentleyvilleFarm/

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Silver Crest Equestrian Center

Location: 332 Overbrook Rd, Valencia, PA 16059
Contact: Krista Tycho Noone | P: 724-898-0003 | E: krista.noone@gmail.com
Trainers: Krista Tycho Noone - Grand Prix Rider, USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist, Intermediate to advanced dressage, training of dressage horses. Pamela McCready - ARIA certified level II Dressage & Combined Training, beginning to intermediate dressage, Beginning to Preliminary Eventing. Barb Kostic - has been riding and showing for most of her life and is excited to share her knowledge with the next generation of riders. Debbie Niggel-Mock - She has shown across many disciplines, including dressage, eventing, equitation, and saddle seat. Heather Birkmire - Heather has experience in dressage, eventing, and pleasure riding, happy to teach anyone willing to learn.
Arenas: 2 outdoors and large indoor arena
Turnout: Daily group turnout to 6 pastures
Amenities: Multiple daily feedings, Daily stall cleaning, 2 Washracks with ties and hot water, 10 Cross tie tack up areas, VitaFloor use for boarders, Individual tack lockers, 24 hour video surveillance, Large parking lot with double entrance for easy horse trailer parking, A wonderful relationship with Allegheny Equine, Todd Allen Farrier, and Dave Fries Equine Therapy
Website: www.silvercrestequestriancenter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SilverCrestEquestrianCenter


Sonador Equestrian Center

Location: 250 Lenity School Rd. Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Contact: 412-760-6286
Trainers: Dr. George Felder. Dr. George Felder has been actively studying riding, teaching,  competing, and writing since his teens.  He has touched upon many disciplines from saddleseat to foxhunting, to hunters and jumpers, to combine training and reining. The last twenty years have been dedicated to Dressage and a rekindling interest in the Haute Ecole.
Arenas: Large indoor arena, Large outdoor sand arena
Turnout: Available
Amenities: 1/3 mile turf track, Large turf field, Cross Country Jumps, Walking trails and gardens, Body work center, Overnight facilities, Observation area, Scheduled Retreats, Body Centered riding instruction, Retreat center & Meeting Room available to rent, Equestrian Exhibitions can be arranged, Hot & Cold water, Infrared Heater
Website: www.sonadorequestriancenter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonadorequestriancenter

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Timber Ridge Equestrian Center

Location: 250 Lenity School Rd. Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Contact: Robin Birk, owner, manager, and trainer. P: 878-295-2431 | E: westinmoon@yahoo.com
Trainers: Robin Birk. Robin is a FEI level competitor and is a USDF Silver Medalist.  In 2013, Robin graduated from the USDF L Judging Training Program with Distinction and is currently licensed with the  USEF  as a ‘r’ dressage judge. Robin is also an approved young horse trainer by the American Hanoverian Society (AHS).  Robin has also won a USDF Horse of the Year Award and has held other national rankings.
Arenas: Large indoor arena, Large outdoor sand arena
Turnout: 2 large pastures (10 acres each) and smaller pastures
Amenities: Stall cleaning, feeding, watering, bedding, and turn out weather permitting. Horses are turned out in the indoor arena daily during inclement weather.
Website: www.timberridgeeqcenter.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TimberRidgeEquestrianCenter


Travesty Farms

Location: 371 Woodland Road Apollo, PA 15613
Contact: P: 724-727-3308 | E: heidi.shultz15@gmail.com
Trainers: Pam & Heidi Shultz
Arenas: Large indoor arena, Large outdoor sand arena
Turnout: Available
Amenities: Stall cleaning, feeding, watering, bedding, cross country course, heated viewing room, individual lockers, turn out.
Website: www.travestyfarm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Travesty-Farms/147312881980513