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New England Center for Horsemanship is an instructional, training and boarding facility that specializes in the training, riding and keeping of horses in the most natural way possible. NECH is located in Guilford, Vermont.

Heidi Potter is a Natural Style Trainer and Centered Riding© Instructor/Clinician. She is a Master Level CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Instructor/Clinician and a "HAAT" (Horse Agility Accredited Trainer) for the International Horse Agility Club. Heidi offers training, play days and competitions at her place and abroad in the exciting new sport of Horse Agility.

Heidi also shares her knowledge with horse enthusiasts by presenting at international conferences and expos around the country.


Heidi Potter

Heidi Potter is a professional horsewomen who is well known and respected for her clear, kind and consistent style of teaching and training. Horses and humans alike benefit from her extensive knowledge and gentle approach. As a natural style trainer she specializes in the gentle and progressive way of working with horses. Her ability to read the horse and then progress with calmness, clarity and consistency has proven successful in building trusting and respectful partnerships between horses and their humans. More >

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2014 New England Center for Horsemanship's
Versatility Obstacle/Trail Challenge Show Series

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Be part of an equine sport where good horsemanship is rewarded!
Sundays: July 13, August 10 & October 5

Our new Versatility Challenges offer horse enthusiasts of all disciplines and levels an opportunity to show their horses talent in three areas of horsemanship. These untimed classes are designed for those who enjoy variety and want to challenge their horses and themselves in a fun and supportive environment.

Three Classes: (Choose from any or do all)
#1 Horse Agility-In Hand Obstacle Pattern, performed in the ring
#2 Trail Obstacles-, ridden outside the ring using natural and man-made obstacles. (Beginners in ring)
#3 Horsemanship Pattern, ridden in the field. (Beginners in ring)

Three Divisions:
Beginner-Walk/Trot (in Ring Only)
Novice-Walk/Trot
Advanced-Walk/Trot/Canter

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2014 Event Schedule

FEBRUARY
February 17, Ghent, NY
February 22, Bethany, CT

MARCH
March 1-2, Fort Edward, NY

APRIL
April 12-13, Columbus, OH
April 19, Guilford VT
April 26-27 Katonah, NY

MAY
May 5-9, Claryville, NY
May 17, Guilford, VT
May 28-29 Morgan, Vt.
May 31-June 1, Bethany, CT

JUNE
June 8-12, Buxton, ME
June 14, Guilford, VT
June 28-29, Saco, ME

JULY
July 13, Guilford VT
July 19-21, Loch Sheldrake, NY
July 26, Guilford, Vt

AUGUST
August 2, Bethany, CT
August 10, Guilford VT
August 23, Guilford VT

SEPTEMBER
Sept 13-15, Pagosa Springs, CO
Sept 20, Guilford VT
Sept 22-26, Claryville, NY

OCTOBER
October 5, Guilford VT
October 11-12, Fort Edward, NY
October 18, Guilford VT

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Horse Agility- Improve communication, confidence,
trust, obedience and build a lasting bond
with your equine partner.

Beginners Welcome - No Experience Needed!

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Individual problem solving sessions, on the ground or under saddle, are available before or after most clinics.

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Heidi riding Fort Knox in a qualifying video for the 2011 Equine Affaire Versatility Horse & Rider Challenge.
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Mission Statement

To improve the relationship between horses and humans in a safe, compassionate manner through understanding, patience, praise and clarity.

Heidi Potter Natural Horsemanship
New England Center for Horsemanship, 761 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301
802-380-3268; Heidi@HeidiPotter.com