DeCarli Equestrian Center is a private boarding and training facility. All of our boarders and lease riders are welcome to bring in a trainer of their choice, or use one of our on site highly qualified trainers!

About Our Trainers

 

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Gretchen Geromin, our dressage trainer here at DeCarli Equestrian Center brings a wealth of knowledge teaching students of all ages and abilities as well as horses of all breeds and abilities. With experience training, teaching, managing barns, and running shows, whatever it is you need, Gretchen will help you meet your goals. Her success is recognized with wins by both herself and her students from local levels to FEI shows. Gretchen has trained in both the United States and Britain and is certified by both the United States Dressage Federation and the British Horse Society and also has a USDF Bronze Medal. 

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Danielle DeCarli, daughter of owners Daryl and Rick, is an up and coming young trainer. Danielle has competed at CHJA finals, HITS shows, and many other shows with consistent placings in the top ten in the midst of top competition all on horses that she has broke and trained herself. She takes pride in starting her horses herself and learns from top professionals along the way, turning herself and her horses into well educated partners. Danielle continues her education working with a variety of trainers and regularly showing and attending clinics.  She continues an active training and showing schedule developing herself, her horses, and her students into well educated and well rounded members of the horse community. 

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Deborah Murphy, USDF Associate Instructor and Centered Riding® Instructor Level ll. Deborah is extremely enthusiastic about sharing Centered Riding techniques with students. She states that whatever your discipline, Centered Riding enhances it! Her teaching style focuses on the individual needs and goals of each rider and horse to help them progress in a enjoyable and safe way.  She is happy to work with riders of all abilities and has had great success in increasing rider confidence. Deborah is VERY positive, and has tons of patience, believing that the journey of progress, in riding and training should be fun and rewarding for all participants. Deborah utilizes dressage, Centered Riding, and techniques learned from Natural Horsemanship, Horse Agility, Horse Versatility, and any other horse or rider related training, that will help her students learn to ride with feel and have enjoyable success.   

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Ann Bowie, instructing students in Dressage, Stadium Jumping, or XCountry at DeCarli Equestrian Center. Ann has been riding horses since the age of eight. She has been instructing other riders of all skill levels for over 30 years. Ann studied overseas in England where she earned a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor (T) certificate. She has had students qualify for the American Eventing Championships (AEC), multiple students qualify for Area I Championships and numerous CDCTA year end award winners.

Ann carefully assesses the skill level of each student and their horse before a course of instruction is developed. Each student, beginner or advanced, showing or not, is given instruction to gain the necessary tools, ability and confidence to ride independently. To learn more about Ann you can visit her website at www.horsepowerfarm.info.

 


 

Dee Dee Hopper, brings to her teaching 45 years of experience developing, training and evaluating horses for performance as hunters, jumpers, equitation, and event horses. She trains riders to develop and improve their own horses, specializing in young horses or rehabbing older performing horses. Dee Dee emphasizes diligent flatwork combined with jumping to produce a better horse. She is dedicated to educating for better horsemanship for the owner/rider combination. Dee Dee is an advocate for the horse and rider and her teaching methods emphasize a correct position, softness, and a harmonious relationship with your horse.

 

 

 

Lori-Ann Archambault,  started riding locally at the age of 12. The love of horses and the sport was apparent from the beginning. As a junior she rode in the equitation and the children's hunters and was grand champion of the children hunter division at the Children Services Horse Show. She acquired her own green horse and rode in the Medal and Maclay to finish off her junior years. As an adult rider she rode with some of the top professionals in the sport including Olympic gold medalist Torrance Watkins, Gran Prix rider Mark Leone and benefited from the wisdom of many local trainers. Winning many state year-end champions and reserves in the hunters and equitation, her wins include winning the Bay State medal finals, the PHA finals, second in the Maine and New Hampshire finals, and  forth in the New England finals. From there she went on to ride jumpers and was first in the nation in the adult jumpers on a horse named Quantum Leap. Lori-Ann rode Fred and Susan Becher’s Dresden Castle to USEF horse of the year. She continues her education, training and showing on her own three talented jumpers. She is looking forward to passing on her education and love for this sport to her students so that they can be successful and enjoy her love of the process of learning.