Lesson Programs at Valhalla Equestrian
Under the Guidance of Anne Hedge, Valhalla Equestrian Lesson Programs are developed to build confidence in both horse and rider. Anne's training philosophy is classically based on the American System of forward riding, emphasizing proper flatwork with correct dressage basics. Her motto is always safety, horsemanship, and empathy for the horse.
Proper horsemanship and care is always stressed in a positive and nurturing environment for both horse and rider.
We teach lessons on your own horse if you already own one. If not - our farm owned lesson horses are wonderful teachers! They are all extremely high quality, some semi-retired A show horses and other horses still suitable as show mounts. We also have several sweet and safe ponies for the littlest riders! If you are ready to try out horse ownership or leasing, we have a great list of horses available both here and throughout our extensive sales network. Anne will find the right horse for you!
Show Experience and Opportunities
Anne has been training, showing and teaching Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation for over 25 years. She has primarily been involved with private training and sales of show hunters and jumpers, but has a great love of starting young horses undersaddle and also teaching children and adults great basics with a solid foundation. Horses coming out of her breeding and training program at Whitehedge Farm have gone on to Championships at all major horse shows in both the hunters and jumpers. Students under her tutelage have succeeded as well from cross rails up to the junior hunters and equitation. Anne believes training should happen at home, and horse shows are where the horses and students can go to show off their skills and compete against peers in their same ability level. The Valhalla Equestrian show team will be attending a mix shows according to ability level, from the numerous local shows held at Valhalla up to A and B rated THJA shows located across Texas, and US Equestrian AA shows around the country.