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Hunter/Jumper Lessons:

Jessica Pilley, Head Trainer

Stacy Bettler, Assistant Trainer

Lessons and Training for all ages!

Lessons are available for children ages 4 and up.  Our trainers are patient and experienced in the lesson ring and show world. Our lesson program is tailored to fit your individual needs and experience.

Lessons Rates:

Group: $40 (45 minutes)

Private: $40 (30 minutes)

Private: $75 (60 minutes)

Please call 207-975-4331 for questions and scheduling regarding our lesson program.

JESSICA PILLEY
Head Trainer

Jessica grew up on a family horse farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Starting at a very young age she began begging her parents for riding lessons….and has never looked back.

Jessica was fortunate to have had access to some amazing trainers as a Junior rider. She was able to pay her way as a working student and learned everything from barn management and horse care to superior grooming skills, braiding, showing the hunters and Maclay Equitation. Jessica also had another advantage; a local horse dealer. He would drop horses off on a regular basis at their home for Jessica to figure out. She would take the time to get to know each horse, what they had to offer, and how to help them get what they needed to succeed. She learned to ride them and bring out the best in each horse as an individual and they would shine, giving them a second chance at a new life. Her passion at teaching and training grew from there.

Jessica has always been a natural teacher and loves it. She uses the firm but fair approach to teaching her students, horse to human. Whether it is working with a timid child getting started or a polished junior wanting to show or an adult that is getting back onto riding, Jessica is happy to work with each one individually to help them reach their goal.

STACY BETTLER
Assistant Trainer

Stacy Bettler grew up on a small horse farm in Furlong, Pennsylvania. She and her sister were fortunate enough to have their own horses to ride plus a friend who frequently dropped off a project horse for them to help train. It was that frequent project horse, and their friend who would teach them not just about riding, but about horsemanship as well. Taking lessons and showing, Stacy often dreamt of showing in the Junior Hunter division.

Eventually, she would pilot her horse, Cincinnati to many championships, qualify for the Devon Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show, and even earn ribbons at the Harrisburg National Horse Show. She ended up 11th place in the country her last junior year. After graduating high school, Stacy taught at a few small farms.

Hired for her most important job yet, Stacy started teaching at a large farm in Norristown. There, she taught lessons and trained many green horses. Eventually, she took on the entire program there,which included breaking and training their Thoroughbreds to go to the racetrack. Soon enough, she found her love of the racetrack. Stacy galloped racehorses for the next 10 years.

In 2009, Stacy moved to Maine to be closer to her family. It was then that she returned to her roots, the hunters/jumpers. She now is an assistant trainer at Seahorse Stables in Belfast, Maine where her sister, Jessica is the head trainer. She is also the IEA Coach for Team Seahorse. With such a similar background and foundation, they make a great team!