Training And Instruction

Heidi Knipe-Lyons


Head Trainer for Euro-Quest, oversees the training of all horses. Heidi currently competes at the FEI level and continues her education by training in Germany and Austria as well as attending clinics in the USA with carefully selected top professional instructors from Europe. 

All USDF medals were achieved on self made horses with well above qualifying scores.

For The Rider

Euro-Quest Farms was established in 1984. It has always been our desire to provide top quality services to the dressage enthusiast in instruction, training, showing, and sales. We offer instruction and training from beginning through FEI. Our personalized training programs are designed for both horse and rider combinations as well as specifically for the horse.

The owner of the horse is encouraged to attend schooling sessions as often as possible. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned competitor, Euro-Quest Farms offers a supportive learning atmosphere in which to develop and perfect your riding skills.

For those who do not yet own a horse, Euro-Quest Farms offers a school-horse program. this service was developed to build skills and confidence prior to purchasing a horse. Please note - the number of students enrolled in this program any one time is limited.

Euro-Quest Farms has an active adult amateur and JR./YR. program. Individuals are encouraged to progress at their own pace, in a fun and educational environment. For those interested in competing we’re happy to help you set goals, plan a show schedule and provide instruction and training at shows to support you in attaining your goals.

For The Horse

We offer training for the young horse starting at age three or four years old. A structured program is prepared for each individual horse consisting of lunging and ground driving first with surcingle and cavason and later graduating to bridle and saddle as the horse matures both mentally and physically. Horses are taught to accept and stretch to the bit while learning to relax and swing through the back. Time is taken with each individual horse to gain trust while developing balance and strength. Eventually, an experienced rider of the staff is introduced slowly and work continues on the lunge until the horse has confidence carrying the rider.