Announcing our brand new 16 stall stabling facility,
A stable in western Michigan featuring cross country courses, schooling opportunities at every level, a massive water complex, banks, drops, trakehners, ditches and more! Summer months feature long turf gallops on our 90 acre property, lush pastures, cross country schooling and much more. Fend off the chill of Michigan winters... Heated grooming center and stabling are standard with any boarding option. The days of sour horses & riders plodding around a small dark dank arena are history at Friendale. Experience our 80 X 200 indoor arena with ventilation & light galore. Your horse will also enjoy meals specifically tailored to meet his or her exacting needs, spacious stalls with a view and knowledgeable managers on site attending to every need. This is not a dream.
It is the first test of a horse and riderís ability in every event. It is also practiced by itself as a gymnastical art and Olympic sport. Every rider wants to ride a well -trained horse. Forward, rhythmic, obedient, supple, relaxed horses are both a pleasure to ride and watch. We at Friendale believe in the benefits of dressage training for both the horse and rider. Correct systematic training in principles of dressage assures every rider a level of competence equal to their competitive level. Phyre R. Friend, Friendaleís instructor/trainer has personally trained and competed horses through Fourth Level Dressage, USDF. Additionally, she trained with German Olympian Bodo Hangen
This phase may be presented in several differing ways. Sometimes it is held in arenas over brightly colored obstacles with technical turns. Yet other times stadium is held on undulating fields. Thus testing both horseís and riderís ability to shorten and lengthen over varied terrain. Phyre R. Friend leaves nothing out of the equation in the training of horse and rider. Having trained with some of the best including Hugh Wiley & Mary Ann Cram along with numerous clinics by George Morris, Victor Hugo-Vidal etc. she also competed as a junior rider in the equitation, hunter ranks and pony jumpers.
there is usually little question why. Cross Country is thrilling! There is nothing to compare the exhilaration
one feels successfully piloting a horse around a cross country course. Thorough preparation for both
horse and rider are a necessity to bring both home in the safest manner possible. Phyre R. Friend,
excels in preparing students and horses for the questions they might encounter. Her education includes
extensive training with some of the finest in the sport including Olympians and World Class riders Ralph Hill,
Bruce Davidson, Jim Graham and Phyllis Dawson.
Making Dreams Come True!
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