Coventry Equestrian Center is nestled
on 32 rolling acres in southwestern Pennsylvania near Washington PA. Established in 1993 Blythedale,* the owner’s e-mail
address, was the name of the owners favorite horse. Blythedale means "happy valley" and Coventry means "to
protect." Thus, the horses living at Coventry are protected in this happy valley. *
At 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 plus event. A well-trained, balanced and relaxed horse will perform better for any
discipline. And, correct riding skills will benefit a rider for a lifetime of enjoyment in their chosen
Outside clinicians teach at Coventry and outside
trainers are welcome.
Coventry hosts Western Pennsylvania
Dressage Association (WPDA) shows annually. See upcoming events for details. Contact Kristin about riding or boarding at Coventry
and/or for a farm tour.