Lessons & Training
ABBF Eventing is lucky to operate out of our family farm in the heart of Maryland horse country.
A Bit Better Farm, in Brookeville, is home to Kelley’s competition and training horses, as well as our sales program. Kelley spends a large portion of her week teaching riders of all levels and disciplines. Lessons occur at A Bit Better Farm and nearby Covered Bridge Farm.
The two facilities feature top notch arenas, along with conditioning paths and miles upon miles of hacking.
To learn more about lessons and training, contact Kelley.
A Message From Kelley
“I believe that the most important thing a student can have is a sense of responsibility to their horse to ride and train them with understanding, patience and fairness. I have an overwhelming amount of respect and gratitude for all that our equine partners give to us so generously each and every day. I think it is important that we never take for granted what a gift it is to have the opportunity to work with these animals.
As an instructor, I want my students to think like horse trainers rather than just as a rider. Every time we interact with our horses, whether on the ground or under saddle, we are training them … and being cognizant of that fact can have a huge impact on your overall success as a team.
Both horses and riders have different paths to success. Being able to interpret what each horse needs is as important to me as knowing what each individual student needs so that they can truly develop as a pair. I recognize that everyone has different goals, as well as different learning styles. My job is to ensure that each horse and rider team benefits as much from their relationship as possible.
I really enjoy working with all different types of people and horses, as it gives me the opportunity to learn a lot as well. The more I teach, the better horseman, rider, student and horse trainer I become. It is safe to say that I learn as much from my students as they do from me!“