Our lesson program emphasizes proper horsemanship skills, both in and out of the saddle. With students of all ages and ability levels, Claire has quiet, friendly teaching style. She develops and adapts an individualized program to suit each student’s goals and learning styles. Whether the student’s goals are modest or involve competing Claire adapts the lessons to fit the particular goals of each rider.  Claire Affleck Training participates in a full range of shows, and Claire’s students go to them full of confidence at their level and come home with satisfaction and new knowledge about their current riding skills, often with well-earned ribbons!  

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We focus primarily on starting young horses under saddle for careers as show hunters, fox hunters and jumpers.  Claire starts young horses with a kind, quiet, and systematic method.  Claire has successfully shown her youngsters at shows such as The Devon Horse Show, The Warrenton Horse Show, The National Horse Show, The Winter Equestrian Festival, HITS Culpeper and HITS Saugerties. She also brings along young fox hunters and is a member at both Limestone Creek Hunt and Genesee Valley Hunt.  She takes great satisfaction in each milestone along the training road.

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