Hemlock Hill Lessons
The following is a list of instructors that teach out of Hemlock Hill Farm.
CONTACT THE FARM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP LESSONS:
Owner, Horse Sales, Trainer
** Available for lessons in Fl Only Dec 5-April
Alice starting riding at the age of 9, after falling in love with it she got her first horse and farm by age 11. She also started competing heavily both Nationally and Internationally in Eventing and soon advanced through the levels up to intermediate, all the while cross-training in Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. She also spent many of her junior years down in Aiken, SC showing, working with young horses, training and being a working student for Olympic level event rider, Heidi White through the winters.
After graduating high school Alice fully switched over to showing in Hunters, EQ, and Jumpers which she competed in all over New England. While showing she was riding with Summerwood Farm and traveling with them to compete in Ocala, FL for a winter. Alice ended up purchasing Summerwood Farm in 2011 and turned it into what is now known as Hemlock Hill Farm. She also spent time in the winters working for Emily Hill in Wellington, FL helping manage her stable.
Alice now solely focus on Hunter/Jumper. She works extensively with young horses, buys and sell quality horses, give lessons, and runs a full service training and show program for the clients. She also continues competing herself and has many top placings in Hunters, Hunter Derbies and up to GP jumpers.
Starting in 2017 she now offers a winter riding opportunity for the clients and brings clients and her own horses down to compete in the Venice Equestrian Tour at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, FL.
***USHJA Certified Trainer***
Trainer and Horse Sales
Casey is the newest trainer at HHF but she is no stranger to the horse world. A native of Wellesley, MA, Casey began riding at a young age under the guidance of Cookie Desimone and Greg Prince and later to go onto ride with Kristen Bumpus. From pony hunters to the big eq, Casey has earned top placings on a local and national levels.
As a junior, Casey consistently qualified for all major equitation finals along with success in the jumper and hunter rings. After graduating from Champlain College, Casey moved to New Zealand and worked for top eventing rider Amanda Brown where she helped with an array of young and seasoned horses.
As an adult amateur, Casey continued her success with a few notable highlights that include a 3rd place finish in the Ariat Adult Medal at Capital Challenge, 8th place finish at New England Finals, 7th place in the Adult Equitation at the National Horseshow in Kentucky. Currently Casey is enjoying bringing along her young horse who is currently ranked 2nd in zone 1 for the USHJA 2’3 hunters and looks forward to bringing on more young horses to work with.
Along with her extensive work grooming, managing, riding and showing, Casey also holds a premedical certificate in veterinary science from the University of Vermont. Hemlock Hill is so excited to have Casey’s positive attitude and vast experience join the team!
Hunter/ Jumper Trainer
Becca has been riding since she was 6 in walk trot and went through Adult Hunters, Equitation, and Jumper Divisions. She has ridden with experienced instructors throughout the years such as Diane Guliani, Greg Prince, and Carl Bessette.
Her technique with horses has developed into a strong training program for those with young horses to ambitious riders; and her show schedule has something for all her clients. Her clients have brought home numerous Championships including local to AA shows. Becca enjoys working with all kinds of riders at all levels. She has clients ranging from adults looking to have fun, pony riders, and national level medal riders. Each client is worked with to create the perfect program for them and their mount.
Rachelle started riding when she was 5, taking lessons on and off till the age of 11, when she started to show at local hunter/jumper shows and open 4-h shows. She started her real work with horses in an internship with the Vermont Mounted Response Unit at 14, and worked after school training and riding till she was 18. At 24, Rachelle has since completed various working student positions for both instructing and training, competed in eventing in Maryland and Washington and in A circuit jumper shows in California, and worked as trainer and assistant barn manager in New York, California, and New Hampshire.
Rachelle has always enjoyed instructing riders the most, and is happy to have the opportunity to teach at Hemlock Hill in Vermont, her home state.