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April 15th, 2012, 11:35 PM
I'll be moving to the KMC area later this month, and would like to know more about the availability of riding facilities.
I enjoy low-mid level jumpers and some dressage, and would love to be able to continue to ride while in the area. Can anybody recommend a good barn, preferably with instruction available in English?
I don't plan on bringing a horse with me, so would also greatly appreciate any advice on leasing or buying while in Germany, or if anyone has a sound & sane horse that they're trying to sell before PCS-ing.
April 18th, 2012, 01:31 PM
My daughter is riding Icelandic horses at the "Saga" stable in Walshausen: http://www.saga-reitschulen.de/index.php/felsalbtal.html
It is quite far away from the Kaiserslautern area though. Perhaps this place would be more suitable for you: http://www.bonanzaranch.de/angebote/reiten/.
April 18th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Also, check here (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rrnd-dilsberg.de%2Findex2.htm&act=url).
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April 20th, 2012, 03:24 PM
There are a several great barns in the area (your in warm-blood country =) It depends on what kind of instructor you want. My family has ridden with KMC Equestrian Center for almost 3 years and enjoy the instructors there. Here is their contact info located about 10 min. from K-town. firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Bischoff has a great facility outside of Miesau. Diana's horse farm is well liked as well but I'm not sure how much jumping they offer. All these offer English speaking lessons for sure and approx. the same cost for lessons. There is also a barn in Ramstein next to Pegasus tack store and a great barn in Neidermohr that my neighbor boards at (although I don't know how much English speaking lessons are offered there). As with any leasing or buying of horses here I would rec. a vet check prior to purchase. If you decide to ship your horse back to the states the nearest port is in Amsterdam as Frankfort doesn't ship large privately owned horses anymore =(. Hope this gives you a starting point and enjoy! It's fabulous riding over here!
April 21st, 2012, 10:38 AM
on may 5 is the day of the "open barn and stables" for the horsepeople in germany
April 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM
I just saw this place advertised, today. I have no info on them, other than what is on their Facebook page. Diana's Horse Farm (https://www.facebook.com/pages/DIANAS-HORSEFARM/192830564098078?hc_location=stream)
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