Jumping at FarmHill Equestrian Center, LLC

At FarmHill, we pride ourselves in our collaborative lesson and training program.  We offer the best of instruction and training in the various disciplines of English equitation, and all of our instructors work together enthusiastically, enabling you and your horse achieve your best possible partnership in whatever equestrian disciplines you enjoy.  

Rebecca Buehler Jump Training and Jump Instruction

Rebecca on Swedish

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FarmHill is delighted and honored to have Rebecca Buehler anchor our jumping program.  Rebecca’s lifelong dedication to excellence in the development of jump riders and their horses makes her an outstanding trainer and teacher for this aspect of equestrian education and enjoyment at FarmHill.

Rebecca earned her stripes working at several important training barns, including Jim Dahlquist’s hunter/jumper program at Ringside Farm, Anna Collier’s eventing program at Vossenberg Farm, and the Yorkshire Riding Centre in Harrogate, England.  

Over the past ten years, Rebecca has bought, trained, and sold numerous horses as eventing prospects.  She has greatly enjoyed acquiring young horses, teaching them to jump 3’ to 4’ courses, training them to the First or Second Level of dressage, and then placing each of them with a rider whose goals and skills are suited to their training.   As Rebecca says, “I love to see these prospect horses continue on to homes where they are loved and able to teach their riders many new things.”

Rebecca Buehler

Photo by Lynette Holbrook

After years of training horses for other people, Rebecca decided that she wanted to keep a horse of her and go farther with him, so she acquired her current premiere horse, Brighton, from off the track. After devoting considerable time and expertise to his training, Rebecca enjoyed great success with Brighton through the Advanced level as well as at FEI three-day events.

Rebecca is an outstanding teacher and horsewoman, as well as a superb rider and trainer and trainer of horses.  Having achieved both her ‘A’ rating from the U.S. Pony Club and her Stage 3 Exam in the British Horse Society, Rebecca is currently a regional instructor with the U.S. Pony Club (Oregon Region), and she also brings us the benefit of her experience working as an equine veterinary assistant with one of our favorite FarmHill vets.

Rebecca offers FarmHill the benefits of her combined skills as a jump and dressage trainer and teacher, and her expertise in all aspects of equine care.  We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have Rebecca as a member of our FarmHill training team!  Contact Rebecca directly to arrange for lessons, training, or other care for your horse at FarmHill. Read more about Rebecca in this article, originally published in The Chronicle of the Horse (September 22, 2014) and this article, originally published in Flying Changes magazine (January 2015).

Mikaela Kuiper of MK Eventing
Mikaela Kuiper

FarmHill is extremely happy to welcome Mikaela Kuiper to our team of riding teachers and horse trainers! Mikaela began her career as soon as her legs were long enough to reach a pair of child stirrups, and she has spent most of her life in the saddle ever since. Throughout her life, being a horse trainer and a riding instructor is all she has ever wanted to do.

Building on the solid base that Pony Club provides, Mikaela subsequently served as a working student for several of our region’s most successful trainers, including the national eventing competitor Anna Collier, and the national dressage competitor Jessica Wisdom. She is currently training in eventing with Anna Collier at Vossenberg Farm, and in dressage with Suzan Davis Atkinson at FarmHill, with the goal of making Suzan’s methods the foundation of her own approach to dressage.

Mikaela herself has competed in three-day eventing through Preliminary, and she has shown up to 3’6” in Hunters and 1.20 meters in Jumpers. Once a Pony Club kid herself, Mikaela now coaches kids and adults who compete in shows and events sponsored by Pony Club…as well as shows and events sponsored by larger hosting organizations.

Mikaela Kuiper

In addition, Mikaela has found that she has an affinity for off-the-track thoroughbreds, a passion she discovered when she worked at the track galloping the young racehorses. Since then, Mikaela has made part of her living by retraining former racehorses and selling them as happy partners for amateur and professional riders.  

Mikaela says that she is happiest when she helps people achieve their goals for partnership with their horses, whether it is through buying the horse that is right for them, finding a new home for a horse that is not their best match, or working in lessons to achieve their goals for equestrian partnership. For all these reasons, we are extremely fortunate to have Mikaela join our FarmHill training and teaching team! Contact Mikaela directly to talk to her about lessons or training for your horse.

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