Trainer Julie Ely Joins the Outlaw Stable Staff
Perry County's premier equestrian facility, Outlaw Stable is centrally located yet surrounded by scenic countryside and farms. Just a scenic 30 minute drive from Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg or Carlisle, Outlaw Stables offers boarding, training, shows, horses for sale and clinics. Three instructors--Tara Dawn Hazen, Lindsay Vulich and Julie Ely --provide hunter, equitation and jumper lessons. Group and private lessons are offered to students as young as age three on their horse or on well schooled mounts, and ship-in students are welcome. A summer camp is held July 19-23. Outlaw Stables is also home to the Perry County Schooling Show Series.
Tara Dawn Hazen, who has been involved with horses all her life, is Outlaw Stable’s owner/manager. A Florida native, she studied psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level and worked in real estate management before moving to Pennsylvania in 1997. As a child Tara Dawn competed in western and English events at Arabian, Morgan, Quarter Horse and Paint shows and in gaming shows, winning many championships from AQHA Congress to the Morgan Citrus Cup. Her true love was for hunter/jumpers, and she competed at rated shows in Large Pony Hunters, Children’s and Junior Hunters, equitation and jumpers.
As a junior, Lindsay Vulich competed in hunter, jumper, and medal classes, competed at the Washington International Horse Show and received ribbons at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Devon Horse Show. Her numerous championships include USEF Zone 2 Horse of the Year, Best Child Rider at Quentin in 1997 and 1998, and four-time Leading Trainer of the Perry County Horse Show series. Her students have won year-end championships in the PA Horse Show Association, the Maryland Horse Shows Association, and the Central PA Junior Horse Shows Association. An American Riding Instructors Association member, Lindsay is Head Coach of the Dickinson College Equestrian Team, which she has coached since 2004.
Julie Ely showed at indoors under nationally known instructor Karen Healey, competing in Medal, USET & Maclay classes with occasional top prizes, and barn manager for Terry Brown’s Showcase LTD stables in Atlanta. In 1990, Julie opened High Standards Stable in Dauphin, PA, where she has trained and competed horses from Baby-Green to 1st Year and trained with, or ran clinics for George Morris, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Karen Healey, Terry Brown, Frank Madden, Bobby Braswell, Ray Texel, John Roper, Scott Hofstetter and Jeff Ayres. She judges and gives clinics from Florida to New Jersey and as far away as Panama.
Tara Dawn established the Perry County Schooling Show Series in 1999 with the goal of making showing fun and enjoyable. Participants from leadline through three foot hunter and equitation can experience showing without stress at the eight shows, held April through November. Year-end awards for each division and for top trainer and horse and rider are awarded at the November show. Entry fees are just $10 a class, and paybacks are offered in eight of the eleven divisions.
For the Horse Farms Open House, 15-minute sample lessons will be available for $10. The first 250 visitors will receive a gift/info bag. Visitors can talk with the three trainers and learn about the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association from members of the Dickinson College Equestrian Team. Ponies will be available for the kids to pet and light refreshments will be available.
2420 Cold Storage Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068
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