Sofia Clark / Riding Instructor in Middlebury, Vermont

We are a hunter-jumper competition and training stable, and riding school. Our practices and methods are classic hunter-jumper style based on the George Morris model.

We offer private and group lessons. We recommend that our students take at least one lesson per week to ensure consistent progress. Trailering-in is welcome.

Thanks to our indoor area, lessons continue year round, regardless of the weather.

Each student's lesson program is designed specifically for him/her. Students who do not have a horse or pony of their own are matched with one of our lesson horses or ponies, all of which are safe, experienced, well trained and schooled regularly by our trainers.

Once students are comfortable grooming and tacking up, students are expected to have themselves and their horses ready by their appropriate lesson time, allowing them to ride for the full allotted time.

As students progress, they may wish to move to group lessons with riders of similar abilities.

Sofia Clark ; Sofia has been a rider all of her life, competing in the juniors and then attending Skidmore College where she took Equine Studies classes and riding instruction. In 2005 she started a summer pony camp at the Twitchell Hill Farm Homestead and it all took off from there! Sofia teaches and coaches beginners through junior jumper students; she combines positive cheerful energy in her teaching and coaching with the highest standards for excellence in horsemanship and equitation.

Oakley Clark; Oakley’s journey through the professional horse world started in Vermont but soon branched out to Quebec, Canada where he was a jumper rider and working student with Laurie Bucci. He turned professional in 2013, training and coaching at Twitchell Hill. Soon however his talent caught the eye of George H. Morris and he started working for GHM at clinics and riding for him in Florida at WEF in 2013. In the winter of 2014 he worked for Havens Schatt (and learned more about the hunter world.) Currently he is riding and assistant training at Heritage Farm for Andre Dignelli and returns to Twitchell Hill frequently to school our horses and teach clinics.

Susan Guran ; Susan teaches Adult and Child Beginner and Therapeutic Riding lessons and runs the Pony Day Camp program through The Horse's Touch at Twitchell Hill Farm.

Catie Hill Waterman offers a weekly dressage clinic.


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