A Chat with Royal Oaks Equestrian Center formerly Belle Terre Farm
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We focus on building a horseman, opposed to only a rider. A lot of barns don’t teach more than just riding anymore.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Breath and don’t freak yourself out! It’s supposed to be fun.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
There’s a huge lack of truly beginner friendly riding lesson programs in this industry and someone needs to help fill in that gap. Just like with any other sport, if more people don’t become exposed and take part in it, it will eventually die out. I want to help bring new people into our sport.
What do you love most about your job?
I love watching people not only achieve their riding goals and get to where they want to be, but I also love watching how much people can learn from being around and working with the horses. It’s truly special and very rewarding.