Suddenly Farm


325 Main St Lumberton, NJ 08048
There are currently 2 dressage horses available at Suddenly Farm for 1/2 board or lease. Call or email for details.


Instruction/Training
 
SCHOOLMASTER AVAILABLE FOR LESSONS.
 for info call or text Erin at 609-304-5804
lennoxdressage@gmail.com


At Suddenly Farm we strive to offer lessons in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. All of our
horses available for lessons have dressage training and we also offer schoolmaster lessons for riders who are looking to further their dressage education. 

We have young riders from ages 6 and up, as well as teenagers and adults - from beginners thru advanced levels. If you or your child has always dreamed of learning to ride a horse, give us a call to set up a visit or schedule a lesson. 
609-654-6076

T
raining is provided by Erin Scelba-Johnson, Ryann Marie Scelba and Leigha Allen.  Clinics are offered with Jane Landau (see clinic page for furtherdetails).

E
rin has been riding for over 30 years. She has shown hunter/jumpers, has evented, and now concentrates solely on Dressage. At one time she managed our lesson program, overseeing 3 instructors and 17 school horses. We downsized  that program several years ago and Erin now dedicates her time to her private students and her Danish Warmbloods Lennox and Ashiroh. She is presently showing Lenny at Fourth Level and Ashiroh I2 and Grand Prix . Erin has earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals from USDF, and her Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals from ESDCTA and ECRDA, two local GMO's.

Erin currently has over a dozen students showing in both schooling and USEF/USDF Recognized shows in Training thru Third Level, all of whom have qualified for BLM's and GAIG's for the past several years, and whom have won numerous USDF and All-Breeds Awards. Two of her students finished 2nd in USDF Year-End Awards for their Pas de Deux and competed at BLM's and GAIG's. Her students have been very successful in ESDCTA and several smaller GMO's. Erin specializes in continuing education for more advanced riders and those riding our school masters.

Ryann was born and raised here at Suddenly Farm where she still resides.  She has over 16 years experience riding and showing, and over 5 years as an instructor.  She has trainied with Erin Scelba-Johnson, Jane Landau of West Windsor, N.J., and Leif Sorensen of Denmark.  She and her horse, Kenzo, have shown thru Third Level Dressage and she has earned her USDF Bronze medal and her Bronze and Silver Medals from ECRDA and ESDCTA.  Ryann is currently a senior at Neumann University majoring in Early Childhood Education/Special Ed.  Ryann works with our young riders (starting at age 6), pre-teens, teens and adults.

Leigha has 25 years experience riding and showing.  She has done hunters, jumpers and Dressage, but has focused solely on Dressage since 2004. She has trained with Lori Nagel of Greenville, Pa and Earl Jordon of State College, Pa.
 
She was a member of the Penn State Horse Judging Team and captain from 2001 - 2003.  She was also a  4H leader for 3 years in Mercer Pa.    Leigha graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Animal Bio-science and is presently a teacher in Medford.  She is presently riding with Erin Scelba-Johnson and is showing 4th level.  Leigha works with pre-teens (12 or 13) , teens and adult riders


           NO SMOKING AND NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE FARM - NO EXCEPTIONS!



      OUR INDOOR RIDING ARENA ALLOWS FOR YEAR-ROUND RIDING.

Riding Program:
     Our lesson program includes:
          - learning proper handling of the horse of the ground
          - learning to groom and tack up the horse
          - English riding lessons teaching balanced seat riding  
         
-  proper after-riding care of the horse and tack
  - students will rotate horses thus providing a more rounded experience - the instructor will decide which horse her student will ride each week.


Riding Times and Cancellations
     -Your instructor will set aside a specific time for your lesson which is usually the same day and time each  week  - example, every Tuesday at 3:00. You are expected to be here each week at that time.
     -Please arrive 10 to 15 mins before your lesson to insure being prepared on time.  If you are late,  your lesson may have to be shortened to fit your time slot. In that case, you will still be responsible for the cost of your regular lesson.
      - We request at least 24 hrs notice for cancellations. If you fail to show up for a scheduled lesson, you    inconvenience many people - especially your instructor.  If no notice is given, you will be responsible for the cost of the missed lesson.   If you continually cancel or fail to show up,your time may be given away.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OUR TRAINERS/INSTRUCTORS ARE PROFESSIONALS, AND THIS IS AN OCCUPATION - NOT JUST A HOBBY.  BE CONSIDERATE OF THEIR TIME BY BEING ON TIME OR NOTIFYING THEM IN ADVANCE IF YOU CANNOT MAKE A LESSON.

Attire
     - long pants - stretchy material is best.  NO SHORTS
     - boots of some kind with at least a 1/2" heel - no platform shoes or sandles
     - a safety helment is required for all students.  We have a few loaners that can be borrowed for the lesson.    

Rates
-private 30 minute lesson with Ryann or Leigha - $35
-private 45 min lesson with Ryann or Leigha- $45
-1 hr semi-private with Ryann or Leigha - $35 each ride
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-private 1 hr with Ryann or Leigha - $55
-private 45 mins with Erin - $60
-Private 1 hr with Erin - $70
 
 Since we focus on safety and educating the rider, we do not offer group lessons; nor do we require you to  purchase a large "package" of
 lessons.

Each lesson allows time at the beginning and end to teach tacking up and cooling out the horse.  This usually allows about 15 minutes of actual riding time in a 1/2 hour lesson.

 We recommend at least 45 min lessons until such time as the student is able to tack up the horse and be ready to enter the ring for his/her lesson without the instructors assistance.  This allows time for instruction on tacking up, saddling and bridling the horse and cooling out, and still allows adequate riding time for the student.

Call 609-654-6076 for information about our lesson program.

For more information on Erin see: www.lennoxdressage.com .    If you are interested in more information or speaking with Erin, please email us at suddenlyfarm@verizon.net and she will get back to you.

 


Erin and 2 of her students at the 2008 ESDCTA Championships




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