Lessons and Schooling
At FEC we believe lessons and schooling in Dressage l can improve every horse. We work with horses and riders from a variety of disciplines and breeds and all are welcome here. The training scale creates a foundation on which to develop a harmonious partnership with your horse. We are pleased to work with riders of all abilities from foundational horsemanship through FEI competitive training.
About Jess Riley
Jess grew up riding Arabians and Morgans and then had the opportunity to take dressage lessons with Madeleine Austin when she was at UVM. Jess fell in love with Dressage while at UVM and developed the skills to be hired as an assistant trainer upon graduation. She has since had the opportunity to work with a variety of trainers and breeds and has been the head trainer at FEC for 15 years. While she works well with all levels of horse and rider Jess particularly loves to work with young horses and we routinely start youngsters here at FEC. With a gentle approach our babies commonly go out and confidently show at 4 years old, winning all breeds awards and regional championships with ease.
In 2011 Jess rode Des My Jordin Tammy, a 4 year old Cheval Canadian mare she started to a median training level score of 74% and the All Breeds Award.
In 2013 Jess rode M3 Wolkenlilly, a 4yo Canadian Warmblood mare she also started, to a median training level score of 76%, 13th in the USDF for HOY, and the All Breeds Award. Lilly scored up to 80% and was only under saddle for 3 months prior to her showring debut.
In 2015 Jess showed the adorable Zane the Morgansteiner to Champion East Coast Riders Cup at Second Level and placed third in the country for dressage ponies at second level with a score of 74%.
In 2016 Jess showed Wistful, a Canadian WB mare she started. Wistful's year end results were fabulous. She was NEDA Champion at Training Level, ENYDCTA HOY, USDF All Breeds Open Training Level Champion, and many times site High Score Champion. Wistful never scored less than 70% and scored as high as 76% in her tests.
Come be a part of FEC and benefit from Jess Riley's 25 years of professional experience or call about trailering in for lessons and schooling.
Training packages start as low as $250/month for boarders for a twice weekly schooling/training session with your horse. Full schooling/training packages/boarding packages are offered at only $1350/month. Lessons for boarders are $50 for45 min. Lessons and training for ship in are also available at a rate of $80 for a 45 minute session.