Janet, Larry, and Deana Curran, Nicholasville, Ky

In 2004 I was referred to Punchestown Stable when looking for a lesson program with quality school horses. As a horse owner and lifelong equestrian myself I was seeking a program where my young daughter could receive instruction on school horses that were well trained and willing. I found just the right fit for our family at Punchestown. Punchestown has varying levels of school horses ranging from safe beginner mounts to more advanced school masters. While the importance of a quality mount can not be under estimated, what delighted me more was the quality of instruction Deana received from Sarah, herself. Sarah never fails to positively teach each and every lesson. She coaches with quiet dignity, conveying what needs to be improved on, while praising what was done well. She does not raise her voice as so many other riding instructors do. This has not gone unnoticed by my daughter.

Over the course of the next two years under the guidance of Sarah, our green broken gelding, ridden by our child, learned to jump. The pair has been very successful in the show ring. Due in part to the success we had with our first hunter we sent an unbroken two year old to Sarah to be started. The pony had spent seven weeks at another training barn. The trainer had strongly suggested we sell the pony due to her temperament. At Punchestown, there were no problems with the pony. Sarah started training the pony and on her 59th day of training was ridden in her first show by our daughter and won their class over fences!

As Deana’s experience has grown, we determined that our family would need to purchase a horse whose athletic abilities would take our daughter above and beyond her current riding level. Again we trusted Sarah, this time to find the right horse for us.  I am very happy to report that we have found the perfect new member of our equine family. Deana & Linus already have a championship on their resume from their first show.

Whether looking for a lesson program, horse training, or horse sales, Punchestown Stable is the place we highly recommend, as truly satisfied customers.