Trainers and Staff
Twinwood has two resident dressage trainers, both with extensive experience in the United States and overseas. All dressage lessons are given by Ida Mattisson and Nikki Taylor-Smith. Boarders may bring in an approved jump trainer for cross-country and stadium lessons. Twinwood does not have lesson horses, but occasionally there may be boarded horses available for partial or full lease; see our Horses for Sale or Lease page.
-Lesson or training ride (approx. 45 minutes): $75
-Partial training (3 lessons/rides per week): $700/mo.
-Full training (5 lessons/rides per week): $1000/mo.
-For show coaching and other services, inquire with Ida
Silver medalist Nikki Taylor-Smith is a native Briton and former BHS Instructor, British Dressage Judge and Chief Pony Club Instructor/Examiner. Nikki offers dressage lessons for all levels, up to Grand Prix. Nikki welcomes all dedicated riders, as well as competitive amateurs and professionals. Nikki provides instruction based on the European 'Scales of Training,' having been taught by the likes of Stephen Clarke (FEI Olympic Judge), Carl Hester and Syliva Schorn (Bereiter & Pferdewirtschaftsmeister). To arrange lessons or training with Nikki, contact her directly: (832-348-3999, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nikki Taylor-Smith's Fees
-Private 45-minute Jumping or Dressage Lesson: $70
-Private 30-minute lesson; lunge or pessoa: $60
-Semi-private lesson, 1 hour: $50/rider
-For show coaching and other services, inquire with Nikki
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