Stonegate is one of th emost elite riding barns in the Coolville area. Owner: Karen Hiehle has coached kids to the Maclay Finals, Pony Finals, and USEF Medal finals.Her son Michael Hiehle has his own IEA team which caters to the highschool aged children who wish to gain show experience and ride a variety of horses. Last year Michael coached his very first team all the way to zones which is only second to nationals. The approach to training either you or your horse is tailored specifically to your needs. There is plenty of opprtunity to show and gain the upmost confidence and experience. Shows are hosted regularly in the large lighted indoor arena and cost very little to attend.If you are looking to attend larger shows Karen and Michael travel frequently to Culpeper, Chagrin, Lexington(VA), and many other show circuits. Besides the highscool team, there is and intercollegiate team. The Ohio University Equestrian Team rides at the barn and often stays around during the summer to ride on the local and rated circuits.
Our boarding accomidations are very well kept due to our fantastic barn help: Justin Martin and Josh! There is a more affordable shedrow barn, that is situated next to the outdoor ring, which is getting re-done this summer as it needs some newer footing. There is also the slightly more expensive indoor barn, which is located next to the indoor arena. Both barns include a wash bay and two full tack rooms.
If your horse is in need of trainig, there are a few of the better riders, who often take on a few summer project horses.
There are so many services offered at Stonegate Farm, that it would be unfair to try and list them all. Please give Michael Hiehle a call and discuss your future goals for you, your horse, or both and just see where the possibilities take you.
Some of the girls at the barn attended the Chagrin Valley Farms horse show. They placed very well with many wins in the eq and jumpers! Congrats to Hallie Seiser riding Ralph, Chrissy Hunley riding Lewis, Katie Montgomery riding Dudley, Sarah D. and Anna Duble riding Zen, and Kyrstin James riding Dillon. Great job girls. To view the video of the fantastic weekend just use this web adress: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=154
The video does start with the girls singing karaoke at a restaraunt they found. It happened to be karaoke night, so a few of them took a crack at it. Please stick to riding girls!!!