Resident Instructors

 Erika (Hawkes) Hendricks, Eventing & Dressage



Erika has been teaching and training for 25 years.  She is a graduate pony clubber and has competed in eventing through the intermediate level as well as successfully completed several CCI*s including Radnor Hunt.  She has also trained and competed through third level dressage. Her riding has been influenced by the likes of David O’Brien (NC), Suzi Gornall (MA), Jiffy Read (MA), Stephie Baer (MA), Dottie Morkis (MA) and Jan Conlon (MD). Training horses has always been her passion and she has worked with all kinds of horses from ex-racehorses to Canadian Chevals. She has developed young horses of all types to be successful competitors as well as enjoyable companions for their owners. Her training methods involve lots of basics and making sure that both horse and rider understand and are comfortable at any given level or task before moving on. Natural horsemanship techniques play a large role in her training as she firmly believes that a good relationship with your horse starts from the ground up.  Erika works with all levels of horse and rider through the preliminary level in eventing and second level dressage and is available for coaching at all local shows as well as select Area 1 horse trials. Her students compete successfully throughout New England from recognized three-day events to local dressage shows.  For more information about Erika, please visit her website.




 Stephie Baer, Eventing

Stephie Baer is an advanced level international rider who has been teaching riding, training horses and competing in three day events and combined training events for over 35 years.  She has trained numerous green horses, including several from green to 3 and 4 star levels.  She is available for lessons at Course Brook Farm seven days a week and is also available for lessons, training rides, cross country schooling and clinics off-site.  Stephie is also available for coaching at events in Area 1 as well as select events in Areas 2 and 3.Stephie at Burghley smaller

Stephie has competed through the advanced level, including 4 star events at Burghley CIC**** (England) and Rolex Kentucky CCI****.  She also has competed at North Georgia CIC***, Thirelston Castle CIC*** (Scotland), Fair Hill CCI***, Essex CCI**, Radnor CCI**, Bromont CCI** (Canada) and Quetero CCI** (Mexico).  She has won Advanced divisions at Fair Hill, Morven Park and Southern Pines.  She was short listed for the 1998 World Championships and trained with the American Team in England.  She has also participated in several USET training sessions.

Along with being a working student and employee of Bruce Davidson for over four years, Stephie has also has trained with Capt. Mark Phillips, Jack LeGoff, Rick Sullivan, Lauren Stevens, Kathy Connolly, Sandy Osborne and Arlene Full.  She has attended clinics with Lucinda Green, Joey Darby, Ann Kursinsky, Jane Savoy, Sandy Pflueger, Eric Horgan and Jimmy Wofford.

Instruction Offered: Eventing: Beginner Novice - Advanced

Dressage: Training - 2ndlevel

USPC: to A

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