Driving Training

We train all breeds and all sizes of horses from Mini’s to Clydesdales, and even Mules. No matter what the level of the horse, or the experience of the driver, our program is designed to fit the needs of each horse as an individual. Lessons are included in our training packages.

We start all horses with complete and gentle groundwork in a relaxed atmosphere, stressing safety and the driver/horse relationship. Because we believe in a well rounded horse, the animals and drivers gain extensive real world experience not only in the dressage arena, but also at the facilities practice hazards, training track, cones course and throughout the neighborhood roads. We have extensive experience at the international level in pleasure, dressage, and combined driving. Consultation and evaluation of your driving horse and vehicle are also available, as well as pre-purchase advise. The DTC also provides lesson horses for the beginning driver. We specialize in the sport of combined driving and offer extensive lessons in dressage, cones, and hazard driving for singles and pairs.

We travel throughout the Northwest and West to offer clinics to your group or club in “Beginning Driving”, “An Introduction To Combined Driving”, Or “Driven Dressage”. We are also offering a concentrated “Learning to Drive Weekend” here at the farm. See Driving Weekends button at left for more details. No matter what level of experience of the driver, our program is designed to fit the needs of each individual.

2015 Pricing:

$700 Full Time Training per month, board is additional, see boarding page

Minimum of 17 training sessions per month

$75 Individual Driving Lesson, lesson horses are available

$10 Rental of a lesson horse

Call or Email for training availability, waiting list sometimes applies

Riding Training

At the driving training center, we believe in cross training. All our driving horses are ridden dressage along with their driving training. Ridden training is provided by Lisa or our resident dressage trainer Emma Dye, see trainers page for more information. We believe in proper groundwork and starting all horses in the snaffle. Horses, whatever the discipline is ridden with dressage basics and gentle methods.

2015 Pricing

$550 Full Time Training

$350 Partial Training, three days a week for already broke to ride horses

$50 Riding Lessons

$10 Rental of a lesson horse