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post #1 of 14 Old 03-08-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Dressage in Colorado

All knowing HF! I need your help.

I have very recently been offered an internship west of Denver Colorado and of course in exploring my options I have to find a place for my horse!!
Although the internet is a good resource, it is hard to tell where is a good place. So herein lies my issue!
I know Janet Foy is in the area, does she have a barn somewhere in CO? Or does she just clinic?
Are there any barns west of Denver which focus on high performance dressage?
Anything else I should know about dressage in CO?

Thanks!!

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NOOOOOO!!! We discussed this on FB - you are to move to MI!!!!

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NOOOOOO!!! We discussed this on FB - you are to move to MI!!!!
I knooooow but I just got this really swank offer at a mine in CO where I could basically run wild and free researching and most likely also blowing things up

I haven't found anything in MI :(

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I knooooow but I just got this really swank offer at a mine in CO where I could basically run wild and free researching and most likely also blowing things up

I haven't found anything in MI :(

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I know so very little about dressage but I don't think I've ever seen that move in any of the tests I've seen.
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I am not sure about the mountains having many good barns, but I do know on the flat, there are one or two in Fort Collins. What it seems like around here is everyone has horses, but no one shows and if they do, it is in barrels..... LOL.

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Lol!!

Seriously though.. she should be in a hard hat and steel toes.


Aaand so much for all knowing HF.. No one knows if Janet Foy has a barn??
I've been looking at barns west of Denver, they seem to be OK. I would want my horse on indoor board with full day turnout to more than a paddock though, it seems like most places don't do that, they only have half day paddock turnout. And all I need other than that is an arena that is 70' by 200' or bigger with good footing. And Janet Foy.
Not too much to ask for, right?

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All knowing HF! I need your help.

I have very recently been offered an internship west of Denver Colorado and of course in exploring my options I have to find a place for my horse!!
Although the internet is a good resource, it is hard to tell where is a good place. So herein lies my issue!
I know Janet Foy is in the area, does she have a barn somewhere in CO? Or does she just clinic?
Are there any barns west of Denver which focus on high performance dressage?
Anything else I should know about dressage in CO?

Thanks!!
Hello, I wondered if You'd found the info. You were looking for regarding Janet Foy and Dressage in Colorado.~ Yes, Janet has a barn in Colorado Springs .. that's about 2-3 hr.s from Denver, so depending how far west of Denver You are .. add that to the drive time to Colo. Spgs.~ There are some VERY Fine "Dressage Specific" barns here in Colorado....I recommend You start here - The Rocky Mountain Dressage Society Rocky Mountain Dressage Society : Home Page If You go to the "RMDS Executive Board" You'll fins the names and phone numbers of the officers, any of which would be more then happy to advise and direct You.Best of Luck with Your Internship!~ Lyrical
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...Yes, Janet has a barn in Colorado Springs .. that's about 2-3 hr.s from Denver, so depending how far west of Denver You are .. add that to the drive time to Colo. Spgs
Sorry ... unfamiliar with this forum, so my "post" seems ..erm ..odd ..LOLI meant to say that Colorado Springs is South of Denver, by 2-3 hours .. So if You're West of Denver .. You'll want to figure that into Your drive time.I will reiterate ... there are MANY Serious Dressage Folks in Colorado.And Some VERY Fine Dressage oriented Barns ...again, Best of Luck! ~ Lyrical
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Thank you!
I have been to RMDS's website as well as various other websites and have been unsatisfied with the listing of barns.

Do you have the name of Janet Foy's barn?
Do you know of barns in the area with coaches who consitently ride and train GP with scores above 65% (incl. Students)? Have been to WEG? Pan Ams? Olympics? Trials for any of these events?

Thanks for all you help! Upon hearing back from this internship I would most likely be contacting Janet Foy directly to set up an appointment, or to get her help on which barns to tour. But for right now I would like to see what is out there and adjust my expectations accordingly. The job is in Empire, but I would be willing to travel for close to 2 hours one way for an exceptional trainer.

Again - thank you!

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