CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD. - Over the last decade, World Champion driver Suzy Stafford has developed a nationally-renowned carriage driving training and coaching program based in eastern Pennsylvania as well as Ocala, Fla. during the winter months. Now, due to the continued growth of her Stafford Carriage Driving program, Stafford is excited to announce her move to a stunning new facility in Chesapeake City, Md.
"This has actually been more than a year in the making," said Stafford. "I've continued to welcome wonderful new clients, and finally reached a point where I simply needed more barn space in order to meet the demand. Chesapeake City is such a lovely area, and I grew up riding there in the local Pony Club. It's funny how things work out: after a riding accident took me away from the area, I find life has come full circle bringing me back to the place that originally led me on this career path."
The sprawling grounds at Stafford's new facility provide plenty of room for Stafford's growing operation with a 30-stall barn, three wash stalls, office/harness room, lush individual and group turnout with board fencing, indoor and outdoor exercise tracks, a stonedust outdoor arena with lights, as well as multiple grass arenas for dressage, cones, and obstacle training. With all of these amenities, Stafford will be able to continue all of her current services such as lessons, clinics, young horse training, show preparation, breed show driving, combined driving competition and keuring/IBOP prep, as well as expand in exciting new directions in the near future.
"I've always had a vision of something bigger: a facility which could accommodate more clients and horses as well as adding educational seminars, weekly training holidays, small schooling shows, and in-depth training sessions and programs for the competitive and recreational driver," Stafford explained. "But until now, I didn't have access to a facility which could handle all of these activities. Making this move will easily allow for us to offer many exciting new opportunities for the regional driving community."
Conveniently located close to I-95 at 52 Town Point Rd., Stafford Carriage Driving's new facility is part of a thriving equestrian community in Chesapeake City, Md., near famous Thoroughbred nursery Northview Stallion Station as well as the world-renowned international dressage training center Hassler Dressage at Riveredge, where Stafford looks forward to furthering dressage training. The area's beautiful waterfront community on the Delmarva Peninsula is filled with a plethora of local accommodations, charming restaurants and family-owned shops all waiting to welcome visitors.
For more information about Stafford Carriage Driving's new facility and expanded services, visit www.staffordcarriagedriving.com.