Blue Goose Stable, LLC in Cochranville, Chester County, PA is a small but active facility where adult amateurs and children interested in dressage and low-level eventing can find a home. There’s no need to leave the farm to compete -- Blue Goose offers monthly dressage and combined test schooling shows. They also offer three US Dressage Federation/US Equestrian Federation recognized shows. Three recognized Western Dressage Shows have been added to the 2017 calendar as well as the Western Dressage PA Championship show in October!
Trainer/Instructor Darcy Miller, who lives on the farm, has earned her USDF Bronze & Silver Medals as well as her Silver Freestyle Bar. She is also a USDF L Program Graduate and is available for judging schooling shows. As a junior rider, Darcy trained in hunter seat equitation with Mary Warner of Derby Down Stables. She then moved into dressage and eventing, training with Rebecca Langwost Barlow, Gabriel Aramando, Jim Koffard, Jim Wofford and other national clinicians. Darcy also has a background in natural horsemanship. With a focus on safety and mastering the basics first, she believes in cross-training her horses and her students. She teaches lunge lessons, offers cavaletti sessions and hacks out both her lesson horses as well as her competition horses. Darcy works well with timid riders.
Students can trailer-in, have lessons on one of the farm’s lesson horses or board in this full-board facility. The 24 acre farm has 23 matted stalls, a large heated tack room attached to the 40’x 90’ indoor arena and three outdoor arenas: a 90’x 225’ dressage arena with sand and rubber footing, a 90’x180’ sand schooling arena, a 135’x235’ stadium jumping arena with sand footing and a 50 foot round pen. Horses are turned out in small groups in six fields.
To learn more, visit bluegoosestable.com or phone Darcy at (610) 999-5231 to schedule a tour.