So I went, and silly me I forgot my camera. X( BUt it was beautiful!
This is the website for those who are curious: Écuries St-François Stables
Everything is clean and neat and organized and just what I wanted!
I'm so happy! The only problem is the distance. It's a 40 min drive, which my dad says he will not do 1 a week every week. So I comprimised with him that only twice a month. I can take public transit the other times. It will be long (2hours), but it's a very simple route and totally worth it!
The trainer who owns the barn is so friendly and sweet, and what I like most, is that she is very humble. She doesn't brag about her experience, although from what I've read she's trained and ridden with Grand Prix riders and judges from the states and Germany. She just admits that she loves to teach and is happy to be able to transmit all her knowledge to her students if she can. She hasn't a teaching certificate, the barn was actually initially built for her own enjoyment and training (as she competes in dressage), and then a bunch of people came to her asking her to train them. At first she said no, not being an instructor and all, but eventually she accepted to help a rider here and there, until she realized she had a passion for teaching, so she turned her private stable into a boarding/training one. I like that a lot, knowing she does this because she enjoys it and wants to teach others what she knows, not just for business purposes.