Services: Lessons & Training

Katie Murphy is available for lessons, clinics and training for horse and rider. She enjoys working with riders of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and anyone with a desire to improve and expand their education. Riders are welcome to truck-in to Katie and her husband Roger’s private facility at Autumn Hill Farm. Katie is available as a freelance instructor, and would be happy to come to your property and facility. Please visit the Autumn Hill Farm page for more information on our private facility.

Katie believes strongly in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of her clients. Personal information regarding you and your horse will remain confidential.

Instruction:
Second to her passion of educating the young and green horse is Katie’s enthusiasm for teaching. Katie uses positive reinforcement and clear communication to assist you in reaching your goals. The growth and progression of her students is very rewarding. Truck-in for lessons are welcomed at Autumn Hill Farm. Katie is also available for freelance instruction at your home or facility, as a clinician, and for instruction and course walks at competitions. All levels are welcome.

Katie routinely teaches throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, and serves as a Guest Instructor at many facilities throughout New England.

Rates:
Private Hour: $75
Semi-Private: $45 (2 riders)
Private Half-Hour: $45
Group Rates and Training Rides Available.
Travel fee may apply.

A suitability assessment of horse, rider, or the combination is a popular service. Katie will help guide you through exercises to help strengthen your riding, improve your horse, and encourage a healthy partnership.

*Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice required for cancellations. Less then 24 hours will be responsible for the cost of service.

Sales
Katie assists buyers with their search for an equine partner. Her extensive contacts are reliable and trustworthy, creating a less stressful experience. Katie routinely assists owners with the sale of their horse(s). Please inquire for rates, and learn how she will efficiently prepare and present your horse to suitable buyers.

Training Board:
Training board is offered throughout the year at Autumn Hill Farm, and in Aiken, SC during the winter period. Katie is well-known for her successful work with young event horses, and young hunter/jumper prospects. With tactful skill and patience, she has had national success with young horses, and difficult and exuberant horses.

Compassion, patient communication, and a clear plan for the horse’s education are paramount in Katie’s program. Whether you wish your horse to garner the basics on the flat or over fences, learn cross-country and technical jump elements, improve their dressage and jumping abilities, or build confidences through carefully planned exposure and experience, she will create a plan suitable to your horse‚Äôs needs and your goals.

Katie also offers flexible training board options, ideal for when you are away on vacation, recovering from surgery, or would like a tune-up for your horse. Brief stays at Autumn Hill Farm offer optimal flexibility to meet your needs and schedule.

Boutique Packages:

Katie offers several packages, each structured to achieve specific goals. Please inquire for a list.

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Katie retreats to warm Aiken, SC for approximately 12 weeks, from mid-January through mid-April. There, she focuses on the fitness, progression, and competition of client-owned horses and her own. Horses are welcome for training board, and their riders are encouraged to join them. Excellent hacking, four cross-country courses in the area, abundant events, fox hunting, the Hitchcock Woods, and competitions for all disciplines make Aiken the ideal locale for a “step-up” on the competitive season or as a winter reprieve. Katie adores Aiken for the excellent training and competition opportunities. Kindly inquire for rates.


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