Whether you ride just for fun or competition we can help you set goals, try something new or help you learn more about horses. We are flexible, fun, realistic, and caring and have ridden with top professionals in all the Hunters, Jumpers, and Dressage rings. We have shown and trained students to top ribbons in local as well as rated AA hunter/jumper shows. For the past two years some of our students and horses have had their pictures in the Chronicle of the Horse for winning year end Championships at the Pensacola Hunter/Jumper Shows. We have also trained young horses that have won at AA shows and have started over 50 horses and maintained and worked through issues in many more horses of a variety of breeds and ages. We both consistently keep up with improving ourselves so we can be better trainers for our students. We also love to do sales and consignments. Please ask us for details!!
Karema: I am in my ninth year of coaching Misty Meadows Stable’s IEA middle and high school team, which is modeled after college competition and focuses on hunt seat equitation. We have gone to regionals and zones for individual members and in 2014 we had one student make it to IEA nationals. We had a member of our team in the 2011-2012 season receive a sportsman award, our entire team received the sportsmanship award the season 2012-2013 and in our 2013-2014 season a team member received the sportsmanship award! I go to both local and rated shows in Pensacola, Atlanta, and Ocala. In high school and most summers between college semesters I worked with Cricket Clark (Grand prix jumper trainer in Virginia). In the past I have worked with Micheal Newman in Pace, Florida who imports horses from Europe and sells about many high quality AA show horses a year and learned what makes a good hunter. Currently I am work with Bart Brennan who won an individual silver medal in the Pan Am Games in his junior career where he rode three different horses at 4'6. He has done all rings and had a successful AA hunter-jumper barn in Tennessee and has the unique skill of making very safe yet competitive horses.
Nadia: After college I started about 12 horses along with my sister at a large Arabian breeding barn. During that time, I started taking lessons in dressage consistently with Lacey and Robert O’Mayer. I felt I needed to learn more about conformation and sporthorses so I went for an assistant trainer position at a breeding farm, Friesians of Majesty in Vermont starting their young horses. With trainer David Donnelly we started 11 horses and I helped him behind the scenes prepping the horses for shows and sales. While I was there we sold 10 hoses and Dave won USDF year end awards for training and first level with the young horses we started. From David I learned his system of training which has an emphasis on lightness to the aids and a particular talent for teaching the piaffe and passage. I currently have shown up to Intermediaire 1 and I have both my bronze, silver, and half of my gold medals all from horses I have trained up the levels myself. I got my scores for my silver medal with the very good help from Grand Prix trainer and USDF R judge Brian MacMahon. He has trainer over 6 horses and 10 riders to the grand prix level and the last few years I have been going over to his farm and taking lessons from him. I also have him come out and do clinics with my students at Misty Meadow. Below are some videos of horses in training and at shows.
The video on the left is Diamond after 4 months undersaddle and then the video in July is after 9 months undersaddle
Dulchi and Nadia competing at Intermediare One
Karema showing Phoenix at his first hunter show
Luca being schooled in the video on the left in August from the jumper ring to doing just dressage after three months of training in the video to the right