Long Grove Farms

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Training for All Skill Levels

Long Grove Farms provides in-depth equestrian training and horse riding lessons for all levels of riders in Kildeer, Illinois. With our assistance, horses and riders reach their full potential through disciplined and comprehensive training tailored to the competitive goals of each rider. Our private and semi-private lessons include beginner and advanced topics, as well as adult hunter/jumper lessons for those who compete.

Meet Our Trainer

Shari Brickman started riding at 10 years old, trained her first horse at the age of 15, and competed successfully in events soon after. Shari continued her success by retraining ex-racehorses that went on to compete at the Grand Prix level; and today, she competes professionally in the hunter/jumper ring. She has earned a reputation as an honest, trusted, and qualified trainer who works with patience and compassion to address problem issues with both horses and riders. Areas covered include:

  • Foaling
  • Saddle-Breaking
  • Pre-Track Training
  • Off-the-Track Retraining
  • Training Difficult Horses
  • Horse Injury/Illness Recovery
  • A-Rated Hunter/Jumper Show Ring Prep

"I'm a firm believer in utilizing positive and motivational training techniques to build the skill, confidence and stamina of each rider while promoting appreciation and enjoyment of the sport, and respect for the dynamics of the horse, all in a training atmosphere of consistency, discipline and having fun." — Shari Brickman, Master Trainer