The Paddock Equestrian Center is seeking a FEI Dressage trainer, with experience as a professional, for large 33 stall on 47 acre dressage farm in Michigan. Right next to Davisburg, a quaint little town called Clarkston (home of Kid Rock), the facility is in a perfect location, near all kinds of great little stores and restaurants and a hop skip and a jump away, Ann Arbor hosts all kinds of culture eateries as well as art. The area is a plethora of culture. The Paddock Equestrian Center sits in the ethereal setting, beautiful as well as serene. The facility includes an Olympic size indoor with great footing, mirrors, dust control, sprinkler system, an Olympic size outdoor arena, large grassy pastures as well as smaller paddocks, a heated clubhouse with kitchen, heated tack room, and two heated offices. The stalls are 12 by 12 with thick mats for ample shavings. Also, the facility includes a central vacuum system with wash stalls with hot and cold water. Feeding schedules are customized for each horse.
The Paddock Equestrian Center’s owners, Mary Mattingly and her husband, both come from a medical background. Mary shared, “I started at Johns Hopkins as a step down nurse and then moved to Michigan where I worked in emergency medicine for 10 years. During this time I had my own private farm at home, but was unable to have them home during the colder months because I only had an outdoor arena. Every year I could not find the system I was looking for. But now I have created the perfect place with all the things needed for a year round working dressage farm.”
Other amenities include: a retirement area on two beautiful 17 acres lots, miles to hack your horse on trails do hill work, landscaping for jumping (for fun or something different). Recently, a pole barn was built for hay storage so that all the hay moved out of the barn for safety, as well as for environmental health.
The barn manager lives on site and guides the care of each horse with the partnership of owner, Mary Mattingly. Feeding, turnout, cleanliness of the facility and overall care of each individual horse is provided. Mary is passionate about providing the best environment for the horse.
The boarders are an amazing little group who support of each other and are dedicated to the care and well-being of their horse(s).
The “nearest" airport is about 45 minutes away with traffic.
Mary said, “I am dedicated to the pursuit of finding a classical horseman. So my facility can provide it all.”
A GREAT SUMMER HOME FOR TOP FEI RIDER OR COACH (professional may travel to Florida in winter)
Mary Mattingly - Cell: 248-255-1767