Today we are starting our ‘Trainers of Southwind’ series where each week we highlight one of the many different trainers that teach at Southwind. Up first is Heather Achen, resident trainer of Northern Light Farm.
A native of Pennsylvania, Heather has been teaching and training in the industry for almost 30 years.
She uses her Bachelors in Equine Science as well as her deep foundation in dressage to bring a vast array of knowledge to her hunter/equitation lessons.
Heather established Northern Light Farm over 11 years ago and has been up and down the seaboard with successful students from Short Stirrup through Medal Maclay as well as adult amateurs and jumpers. She also has an IEA Team in Region 2 and is president of that region. She prides herself on teaching students true horsemanship skills and what it means to ride through the levels and strengthen communication with each horse. Heather enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels and her desire to learn is contagious!
Here at Southwind Farm we welcome all boarders to invite their trainers to the farm to come teach lessons! We have a unique situation unlike many other horse boarding facilities where we welcome riders and trainers from all disciplines, allowing our boarders access to the vast knowledge brought by these professionals. If you are looking for a new place to board your horse or want a change of scenery come visit us!
Sending a HUGE congratulations to boarder Krista Harris and her now fiance Tim Hucko! He planned the whole engagement at Southwind and we just had to share. They went on a hack together with her horse Sylvester and Sheri’s horse Marley. While they were out Tim proposed to Krista on the ride. How sweet is that? He sounds like a keeper to us Krista! Congratulations again!
We wanted to remind everyone to join us THIS SUNDAY April 24th, at Southwind Farm for our PVDA Schooling Show! Aviva Nebesky “L” is our judge. Riders can school as many tests as they’d like in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Non-PVDA members are also allowed to register and compete.
Also, if you are looking for a new place to board your horse in Montgomery County, MD and are looking into Southwind, this would be a great opportunity for you to come out to the farm and see what we’re all about! If you would like to schedule a private boarder tour, contact Sheri at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The results are in from our show on June 22nd. Click the link below to see them.
June 22nd Jumpalooza resultsPDF
Thank you again to everyone who came out and participated…we hope you had fun!
Southwind Farm is excited to announce our annual Combined Test and Jumpalooza event, to be held on Sunday, June 22nd. Click below to download the registration form. We hope to see you there!
Friend and boarder, Erika Jenkins, has started her very own business and we wanted to share this exciting news with you! She offers grooming services, exercise riding, lunging, and farm management/temporary horse care.
Check out her website here: http://www.zoomgroomllcequine.com/
The ride times have now been posted for this Sunday’s Combined Test & Jumpalooza show. PLEASE NOTE: There is a possibility of really bad storms Saturday night so please check our website Sunday morning. We want everyone to come and have a good time, but we want the footing to be safe so we’ll post early if there are any changes.
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend and hope to have another fun show!
Dressage times: DressageSchedCT7-13
Combined test times: JumpingScheduleCT7-13