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Van Doren
Show Jumping and Hunters

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Ocala, Florida and Franklin, Tennessee

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“... just go for it ...”

Ever had that dream to be an Equestrian Star - a world-class rider ... but just didn't know how to get there? Would you want to work with a top-class trainer who could get you on your way? Ninety percent of our beginner students have all achieved A show status within a two year period. We are looking for riders, horses or rider horse combinations to take up the challenge! If this description fit's you, call us at 615 275-8889 for more details or to schedule an interview.


 Boarding in Ocala Florida

Treat your horse to the best amenities in our modern 40 stall barn and facility. Attentive, consistent care is provided daily for your horse, with turnout, blanket changes and night check included. Feeding is customized depending on your show or riding program.

40 Stalls 

10 Turnout Paddocks

1 sand show-size jumping arena and

Outdoor jumping grass arena

Trails and riding area

Call for more detailed care information and a tour.

Jumper Trainers in Ocala Florida

Training includes all the following aspects, basic riding, horsemanship, rider education, horse education, buying and selling your horse, essential and advanced flatwork, communication, dressage for jumping, equitation, hunters, cross-country and natural jumps, gymnastic exercises, and advanced jumping techniques, show preparation, understanding courses - Hunter, Equitation and Jumper and mental connectedness in keeping it all together.

We are always looking for ways that will make our students successful and eradicate those elements which hinder progress. Being successful has a few common features ... belief, desire understanding, and timely execution.

Hunter Jumper Lessons in Ocala Florida

Hunter Jumper Trainers in Ocala Florida

Riding Lessons are for equestrian enthusiasts of all ages and all disciplines from those just wanting to get into the sport of riding to those already competing …  looking for tips from one of the top trainers in Nashville Tennessee area to help them succeed with their career with horses. 

Show Barns in Ocala Florida

We generally work with a 400 mile radius from Nashville, Tennessee. Locally owned Brownland Farms offers ten AA rates shows a year, locations we travel to include all Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Carolinas, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. The winter is spent in Ocala,  Florida mainly competing at Hits and WEC.

If you ever visit an English show, you will immediately notice the main differences between hunting classes and jumping classes. Hunters are judged on their manners, style and ease of movement. Jumpers are scored by the number of obstacles they clear and the time involved in the jumps. Hunter showing and jumping horses require good athletic ability from the animal and the rider. The horse must be able to navigate sharp turns, clear high hurdles and show amazing bursts of speed. Each event, hunting or jumping, requires good co-ordination and communication between horse and rider. 

Programs are designed to accommodate both the Jumper and Hunter riders and horses ... depending on their competition level.


Hunter Jumper Horses for Sale in Ocala Florida

Whatever your looking for we can find! What ever extra training that is needed can be done  ... all depends on your budget and your goals and a realistic time frame.


About Roger

Roger Van Doorene was born in South Africa, started riding at 11 yrs old. At the age of twelve, he broke his first pony. At 16 yrs Roger captained the South African Invitational Schools Team to The All England Show Jumping Championships at Hickstead, England. Roger evented nationally, produced several Grand Prix horses in South Africa and in 1995 immigrated to the USA from South Africa. In and amongst all, Roger was the Ad Man for one of the biggest beer products in South Africa - Castle Lager. He has owned his own Sportswear Line, was a freelance photo / sound journalist for the BBC in South Africa’s highly troubled political arena.  Roger moved to Nashville in 2002 after having lived in Los Angeles for six years where he trained with fellow Polish Grand Prix Jumper George Tsjarcheck - amongst a hectic schedule in the Entertainment business in Event Production for high-end celebrity clients, since then, he has been a mentor and trainer, committed to helping individuals reach their dreams in the world of Show Jumping and Equestrian Sports.

Show Jumping in Ocala Florida

Right from the beginning we have wanted to educate individuals and excel in Equestrian Sports. Each year VDSJ takes on four new rider horse combinations to train and specialize in a jumping area both suited to the horse and rider. All the skill you learn can be applied to all facets of riding ... competition based or for just pure pleasure. Being able to understand and use the potential that is locked up inside of you with the upmost trust, understanding and applied knowledge, together with sound principles in classical horsemanship is what were all about. Our goal is to produce seriously minded top class athletes both in the rider and horse to compete nationally and internationally all over the world, as well as being ambassadorial custodians to our faithful friends who offer so much and get very little in return.

Get in Touch

Ocala Florida, Franklin Tennessee  /  Tel. 615 2758889

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