Coventry Equestrian Center, nestled on 32 rolling
acres in southwestern Pennsylvania near Washington PA, was established in 1993. Blythedale,* the owner’s e-mail address,
was the name of her favorite horse and it means "happy valley" in Celtic. Coventry means "to protect," thus, the horses living
at Coventry are protected in this happy valley. *
Coventry we offer horse-friendly boarding covering all your horse's needs: fresh water, stalls cleaned daily, regular
turnout in safe groups, and an evening feeding of hay and water. Our boarders at Coventry are here because of the excellent
care, quiet atmosphere and reasonable rates. We cater to the horses and riders and they are happy...
Lessons in dressage (or gymnastic training for the horse) are
available at Coventry as well as hunt seat and eventing. We have three dressage trainers at Coventry and two jumping trainers.
Our students learn to not only ride but train their own horses developing the skills to be a true and tactful
equestrian. The owner/manager, Kristin Hermann, specializes in teaching good riding / training with a natural horsemanship
(non evasive) approach - the result is harmony between horse and rider! Horses are never coerced into performing
and you can see this training philosophy portrayed in their attitudes.
Students from Coventry compete in dressage,
hunter, and jumpers . A well-trained, balanced and relaxed horse will perform better at any discipline. And, correct
riding skills will benefit a rider for a lifetime of enjoyment in their chosen equestrian discipline.
Outside clinicians teach at Coventry and outside
trainers are welcome.
Coventry hosts two Western Pennsylvania Dressage
Association (WPDA) shows a year. See upcoming events for details. Contact Kristin about riding or boarding at Coventry and/or
for a farm tour.