HUNTERS - JUMPERS - EQUITATION - PONIES INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING
The Riding Academy has been teaching riding for over thirty years. We teach beginner to advanced levels to both children and adults. From the serious competitor to the weekend warrior, we have horses and instructors to suit all needs. When our students are ready to move up, we provide a full compliment of Huntseat disciplines.
INSTRUCTION FOR THE RIDER Here at Carriage Hill Farm we have a team of instructors/trainers that
can meet the needs of almost every rider. Together we will determine
how to best help you achieve your goals. Your instructor will create an
individual program based on your objectives.
We provide safe and experienced school horses for all levels. You may
also choose to full or half lease a horse, a good first step before
making the commitment involved in owning a horse. When you do decide
you are ready to own your own horse, we can assist in the process.
TRAINING FOR YOUR HORSE Our dedicated trainers create a customized training program for your
horse - young or experienced. We take great pride in treating your horses as if they were our own. Also, our trainers will travel to your location if necessary with advanced notice.
A COMPREHENSIVE CHILDRENS LESSON PROGRAM Our program teaches children to master the basics of riding and to
build on those techniques to form a complete understanding of the
skills needed. In addition to learning to ride, children learn all
about horses and horsemanship.
Tricia Loftus Carron
Tricia joined the Carriage Hill team in 1999. Her patience and love of children made her the perfect candidate to head up the Riding School Program. In addition to her lessons, she organizes and runs three to four camp sessions a year as well as coaches Carriage Hill's Interscholastic Equestrian Team and Florida Atlantic University's riding team. She runs horse shows at the farm as a means of fund raising for the FAU team. They are often traveling for competitions, where FAU continues to be very successful. Tricia, a non practicing RN/BSN, gained multiple National awards in the Quarter Horse World. She ran her own farm for four years prior to becoming an integral part of the Carriage Hill Family. She firmly believes that "a hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove..but the world may be better, because I was important in the life of a child!" -Forest Whitcraft
Andrea & Bimini
Andrea & Cavalier
Andrea's love of horses started at a very young age. When she was just 2 years old, her parents started her on pony rides at a local ranch. Growing up in New England there wasn't much for a young kid to do, so she spent many of the next few years riding and working there. Many summers were spent on the ranch at horse camp, where she learned about proper horse care and horsemanship. At the age of 11, she sat in her first english saddle, and that is when her interest for english style riding began.
She started going to the Eastern State Exhibition (also known as the BIG E) to watch and participate in the local shows. At the age of 13, her parents purchased a hotel, moving her family to Fort Lauderdale - talk about culture shock! She started riding at How-Lyn Acres and trained with Lyn Foster throughout her high school years.
Upon returning from college, she reconnected with her old friend Tricia Loftus Carron, whom she worked and rode for. Tricia, along with the help of Michelle Blair, took her to the next level where she was able to compete at the "A" rated shows. She traveled all over South Florida and Georgia for the Summer Classics Series. Tricia has been a strong influence and supporter in her riding career, and with her help, brought her to present day and the Carriage Hill Family. She feels she has been given a great opportunity to further her career and gives thanks to Jane and Tricia , who continue to educate and inspire her to achieve her goals.
At Carriage Hill we are fortunate enough to have THE best grooms around! Not only do they care for our horses day in and day out, they do it with a smile. As we all know, the days can be very long and hot.
Our grooms' commitment to us, the clients, and the horses are unequaled. They are a major component to our success and we could not do it without them! Thank you guys!!