Recognized Riding Academy Listing

The USHJA presents the Recognized Riding Academy Listing. This list includes the names and contact information for academies that fulfill the minimum requirements established by the USHJA and promote a safe, beginner-rider introduction for individuals seeking entry into the hunter/jumper disciplines. These academies demonstrate the value of equine education, promote safety of horse and rider, and offer hunter/jumper riding lessons taught by qualified instructors.

* Indicates a USHJA Certified Trainer is onsite
+ Indicates the facility has an IEA or IHSA team

Zone 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Avon Valley Show Stables +
Avon, CT
Emer Coyne Send Email
(860) 677-5260
Cavalier Farm +
Southbury, CT
Cheryl Le Moine Send Email
(203) 268-6676
Fairfield County Hunt Club
Westport, CT
Brenda Tanabaum Send Email
(203) 221-4711
VanderZicht Stables*+
Uxbridge, MA
Lauren Vanderzicht Send Email
(203) 506-0162
Well-A-Way Riding Academy*
Simsbury, CT
Michele Goodrich Send Email
(860) 651-7284

Zone 2 (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Affinity Farm*+
Skaneateles, NY
Kimberly Allan Send Email
(315) 730-7040
Briarwood Farms +
Ringoes, NJ
Katie Benson

Send Email
(908) 534-8833

CNY EQ +
Cato, NY
Nicolle Madonna Cerio

Send Email
(315) 380-3387

Furlyn Farm and Stables
Greendell, NJ

Denise Furtkevic

Send Email
(908) 914-8023

Hunters Ridge +
Lockport, NY
Lindsay Lindke Send Email
(716) 622-7303
L&B Farms  +
Hershey, PA
Lisa Capp Send Email
(717) 917-0887

Sweet Release Equestrian Center*+
Bergen, NY

Jolene Hasseler Send Email
(585) 506-2794

Zone 3 (District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
EvrMoore Equine +
Crouse, NC
Evie Moore Send Email
(231) 519-6723
Full Moon Farm +
Finksburg, MD
Christine Hryzak Send Email
(410) 795-8371
Grovespring Farm*
Culpeper, VA 
Susan Deal Send Email
(540) 727-0271
Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College*+
Bristol, VA
Lisa Moosmueller-Terry Send Email
(276) 669-8398
Leg Up Stables +
Axton, VA
Nina Riggins Send Email
(434) 334-7866
Liberty University Equestrian Center +
Rustburg, VA
Suzanne Flaig Send Email
(434) 592-5356
Palisades Episcopal School
Charlotte, NC
Emily Frye Send Email
(704) 583-1825
Stonehouse Stables +
Toano, VA
Tara Best

Send Email
(757) 566-0666

Zone 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Carriage Hill Farms +
Delray Beach, FL
Jane Fennessy Send Email
(561) 451-7900

Cavallo Farms*+
LLoyd, FL

Amy Center

Send Email
(850) 850-4898

Cornerstone Farm South+
Naples, FL

Leslie Terry

Send Email
(239) 595-7618

Driftwood Stable, LLC +
Hilton Head, SC
Sondra Makowski Send Email
(843) 802-0126
Four Gs Equestrian +
Coconut Creek, FL
Allison George Send Email
(954) 646-3774

Highland Manor Farm*+
Columbia, TN

Dr. Brenda May

Send Email
(540) 797-3455

Jaid Stables +
Canton, GA
Jamie Bice Send Email
(770) 843-8927
MCF Equestrian*
Wingham, GA
Emily Andrews Send Email
(850) 519-7318
Miami International Riding Club +
Miami, FL
Celia Bunge Send Email
(305) 775-9155
Phoebe Lawson Stables*
Milton, GA
Phoebe Lawson Send Email
(770) 664-9794
Pony Paddock at Dragon's Lair*
Newberry, FL
Molly Cobb Send Email
(386) 853-0615
Providence Equestrian Center
Bonita Springs, FL
Heather Cassese Send Email
(239) 948-7669

Rose Clover Farm
Adam, TN

Melissa Flatt Send Email
(615) 696-7675
Stardust IEA*+
Huger, SC
Jamie Kohler Send Email

(843) 442-0621

Strong Current Stables*
Homestead, FL
Samantha Torcise Send Email
(786) 886-9960
The Stables at Frederica +
St. Simons Island, GA
Allie Zorn Send Email
(912) 434-4760
Topsail Equestrian +
Ravenal, SC
Sara Turriago Send Email
(843) 852-2396

Zone 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Alpine Ridge Farms*+ 
Sparta, MI

Rebecca Bradley

Send Email
(616) 887-1419
Empress Valley Farm +
Johnstown, OH
Jamie Mills Send Email
(614) 537-0067
Little Hunter Farm*+
Mundelein, IL
Olivia Morris Send Email
(847) 302-1806
Millennium Farm*+
Gurnee, IL
Sue Leverick Send Email
(847) 833-4953
On Course Riding Academy*+
Grayslake, IL
Valerie Buesching Send Email
(847) 826-6005
Palatine Stables
Palatine, IL
Toni Bruns Send Email
(847) 857-9608
Red Coat Farm +
Hawthorn Woods, IL
Mary Goldman Send Email
(847) 837-8000

Stonehaven Farms Equestrian*+
Temperance, MI

Donna Rothman

Send Email
(734) 854-5825

True Course*+
Johnstown, OH
Sarah Ash Send Email
(614) 206-5452

Zone 6 (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information

Northstar Equestrian*
Green Bay, WI

Bethany Parins Send Email
(920) 360-4862
Phoenix Equestrian Center
Bellevue, NE
Janine Weatherby Send Email
(402) 510-4402
Turn Crest Stable +
Kasson, MN
Vicki Holst Send Email
(507) 634-4474

Zone 7 (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Allegro Equestrian
Haysville, KS
Rachael Burgess Send Email
(661) 305-0990
Baskin Farm*+
Wildwood, MO
Susan Baginski Send Email
(636) 458-5053
Cadence Riding Academy*+
Edmond, OK
Christina Buchanan Send Email
(405) 348-7469
Hill Country Riding Academy*+
New Braunfels, TC
Stephanie Cook Send Email
(210) 781-1812
Laurel Manor Equestrian +
Centerton, AR
Laura Duncan Send Email
(479) 530-1271

Legends Equestrian Center +
Decatur, AR

Heather Swope

Send Email
(478) 366-5860

Southern Breeze Equestrian Center*+
Fresno, TX
Cathy Strobel Send Email
(281) 431-4868
Switch Willo Stables +
Austin, TX
Guenevere Holden Send Email
(512) 920-2276
Victory Stables +
Martindale, TX
Cordae Valenzuela Send Email
(512) 664-3446
Windy Fox Farm*+
August, KS
Kendall Pray Send Email
(217) 836-1972

Zone 9 (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information

Belmore Equestrian +
Rochester, WA

Connie Riker

Send Email
(360) 790-6451

Burkwood Farms +
Blaine, WA
Paige Wagter Send Email
(217) 725-5835
French Hill Farm*+
Aurora, OR
Leighanne Brocki Send Email
(503) 678-6336

JumpStart Training
Covington, WA

Kristen Farler-Smith Send Email
(425) 210-1838
Legacy Hunters and Jumpers*
Redmond, WA
Shelly Kerron Send Email
(425) 869-1527
Quiet Rein Riding School*+
West Linn, OR
Jill McGrady Send Email
(502) 544-7999

Zone 10 (California, Nevada)

 Recognized Riding Academy Contact Name Contact Information
Blue Ribbon Hunters Jumpers Dressage*+
Las Vegas, NV
Annette Spinetti Send Email
(702) 275-8732
Bridges Equestrian, Inc +
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ruthanna Bridges Email
(949) 413-0591
BTH Equestrians*
Shingle Springs, CA
Brittany Massey

Send Email
(916) 844-9714

Elvenstar Riding Academy*+
Moorpark, CA
Kay Altheuser Send Email
(805) 529-2800
First Field Farm*
Cerritos, CA
Carolyn Biava Send Email
(562) 924-2217
Five Star Equestrian +
Pleasanton, CA
Leah Feliz Send Email
(650) 440-2450
Foxfield Riding School +
Westlake Village, CA
Shelly or Susan Postel Send Email
(805) 495-5515

Franktown Meadows Riding Academy
Washoe Valley, NV

Ana Jayne

Send Email
(775) 849-1600

Hansen Dam Riding School +
Sylman, CA
Gioia Lamendola Send Email
(818) 669-3089

Hunter's Edge*
Las Vegas, NV

Denise Finch Send Email
(702-456-9379
Kalember Equine +
Sebastopol, CA
Melissa Kalember Send Email
(707) 363-1258
San Diego Riding Academy
Lakeside, CA
Linda Levy Send Email
(508) 864-8572
Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center
Oakland, CA
Judi Martin Send Email
(510) 336-0850

*Indicates a USHJA Certified Trainer is onsite
+ Indicates the facility has an IEA or IHSA team