Instruction for students of all ages and abilities, and schooling for horses at all levels
Leah Bloom is a Massachusetts-licensed horseback riding instructor with 27 years of hunter/jumper, equitation, and dressage experience. She teaches basic horsemanship, balance seat, dressage, and jumping. Safety is her top priority, and she teaches with passion and humor.
In the spring of 2011, Leah completed auditing the USDF’s “L” Judges Training, which gave her special insight into the mechanics of judging and the biomechanics of the horse – both of which help her give her riders the technical and competitive edge. She recently helped train a five-year-old Percheron/Thoroughbred cross, and worked with a group of Pony Club/IEA riders on their flatwork and jumping.
Leah’s students range from 6-year old (and 60-year-old!) beginners to intermediate teenage riders to advanced adults, as well as hippotherapy clients. She will soon be offering lessons on a variety of safe, well-trained school horses suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Currently, she is available to teach private lessons on or school your horse wherever your mount is boarded.
Testimonials from Students
“Leah is a terrific teacher, very patient and creative in explaining things and trying different ways to clarify physical positions and movements that are difficult to put into language. I actually posted in a trot (however briefly) for the first time last week… and trust me, for me, this is a remarkable outcome.”
– Mary Jacobsen
“I’m an experienced rider and Leah has been a great help to me in improving my technique. She is both patient and observant, which is a great combination in an instructor.”
– Rachel Stevens
American rider Steffen Peters and Ravel win first place in the 2012 World Dressage Masters Grand Prix Freestyle event, with the highest score ever attained in that event: