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Boarding Training
NaturalHorsemanship
Esther Noyen Barrandon -owner, trainer, program director - was born and raised in The Netherlands, moved to the United States with her family and began riding at the age of 12. She earned a degree in Equine Science from Johnson & Wales University. Esther traveled extensively on the international show jumping circuit for 10 years, working with some of the worlds top equestrians. From 1994 - 2005 she was manager of Riverdale Equestrian Center in New York and director of its riding programs for children. She continues to coach students of all levels and train horses for show-jumping and dressage.

Gilles Barrandon, owner,manager & trainer, was born and raised in Paris, France. In 1985 he received his French Equestrian Federation teaching and competition license, Eperon d’Argent, and in 2010 he was certified in natural horsemanship/ethology by the Lacense school in France. He holds Bachelor degrees in German and English from La Sorbonne, Paris and a BA in Japanese from Paris Dauphine. Gilles moved to New York in 1995, attending Fordham University where he earned an MBA in marketing. From 1997 - 2005 he co-managed Riverdale Equestrian Center with his wife, Esther, and trained students for show-jumping. He continues to train and compete himself and especially enjoys starting and preparing young horses.

Our counselors are highly qualified young adults; experienced with children and horse safety. They truly enjoy working with children and are carefully selected for their personal qualities and high moral values.

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