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: JoyStablesVT@aol.com
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.
Hunter/Jumper Horse Sales
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 and being a working student for Olympic level event rider, Heidi White. At this time she was also buying and selling a decent number of sale horses. When she graduated 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.
Alice continues to buy and sell quality horses, give lessons, and works with Becca to bringing clients to shows. She also took some time away from the farm the last few winters to go work in Wellington, FL for Emily Hill. This year she brought some of the clients and her own horses down to compete in the Venice Equestrian Tour at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, FL.
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.