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Routinier BLM Finals 2011

Siobhan and Routinier

Siobhan has openings for full or partial training and lessons at her main base, Centurion Farm, in Poolesville, Maryland. Centurion Farm is a full care boarding facility, conveniently located near Washington, DC and close to many wonderful equestrian attractions such as Woodstock Equestrian Park and Morven Park. Training is also available at Wyndham Oaks in Boyds, Maryland, and Merry Go Round Farm in Potomac, Maryland.

Bee trail riding at dusk

Bee enjoying an evening hack.

Training

Siobhan believes in a systematic approach to training that respects each horse as an individual. She is a big believer in working outside of the arena for cross-training and to keep horses happy and fresh. Centurion Farm’s 125 acres provides plenty of room for hacking and hill work. In addition to work in the arena, training sessions may include longeing/long-lining, work in hand, and work over cavaletti or small jumps, depending on each horse‚Äôs needs.

Siobhan enjoys working with a wide variety of breeds, and is happy to help any horse develop into the best they can be. She is a sensitive and sympathetic rider with experience riding everything from breeding stallions to young horses, horses over 18 hands to ponies under 14 hands.

We offer full, partial, and ala carte training packages, which are billed on a per ride basis at the end of the month so you only pay for rides or lessons that actually happened. Contact us for a complete list of prices, policies and procedures. If you are interested in placing a horse with Siobhan to develop and compete long term exclusively, flexible rates are available. Contact Siobhan to discuss your situation and goals.

Lessons

Siobhan is a passionate and energetic teacher who loves helping her students learn to ride and train their horses, whether or not they desire to compete. She enjoys working with students of all levels and backgrounds, including eventers and hunter/jumper riders who want to improve their flat work. All breeds are welcome. A Prix St Georges schoolmaster is available for lessons on a limited basis, and is also occasionally available for half-lease. Haul-in lessons also welcome.

Lulu schooling outside in November 2009

Lulu, schooling outside at age three.


Regular off site lessons are offered at Wyndham Oaks in Boyds, Maryland and Merry Go Round Farm in Potomac, Maryland. Available at other farms by appointment.

Rates for services off site of Centurion Farm vary depending on travel distance. Discounts available for Pony Club and 4-H. Contact Siobhan for a current rate sheet.

Sales

Sales horses welcome at Centurion Farm. This beautiful facility has everything needed to present your horse at their best. All sales horses must have a baseline PPE. Terms flexible depending on the situation. Contact to discuss possibilities.

A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities. —Nuno Oliveira

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