Kelly Clement began riding as a small child in Charlottesville Va, and grew up with a lesson-teaching mom. She studied animal science at NCSU, and her interests are hunters and dressage. She has taught
for over 20 years, and at Buckhorn for over 14 years!
Bridget Gibbons began riding at age 6, and has ridden western, barrel raced, shown hunters, dressage and foxhunted,. Her interest in dressage began with instructor Kay Meredith, and she holds US Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medals, earned on horses she trained. She has trained under Ms. Meredith, Walter Zettl, Dennis Callin, and Jessica Ransehousen. She instructs and trains beginner thru FEI dressage, as well as some hunters. Her current competition horse is Cote D’Azure.
Sara Conversano began riding at 7yrs. old and competed extensively in the Hunter/Jumper Equitation divisions. She holds a BS degree in Equine Studies from Lake Erie College, where she won the IHSA Regional Finals Open Flat as a freshman. Since graduating, she has helped manage farms and trained beginner through advanced riders in NH and NY. Sara then continued her teaching/training career in North Carolina beginning in 2005, running a large lesson program, summer camp, UNC Physical Education classes, and was the Coach of the IHSA UNC Equestrian team for 2 yrs.
Robert Savage began riding in 1969 a the age of 7and had a successful Junior career, qualifying in 1979 and 1980 for both the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals at Harrisburg and New York respectively. After college he began working at ByWay Farms in Medford, NY, riding, showing and training of all competition horses for both the hunter ring and the jumper ring, and assisting in the management of AHSA (now USEF) rated horse shows including course designing. He works well with green through advanced horses, and is at home coaching equitation or schooling jumpers. He also enjoys working with several event riders to improve their stadium work.
Training the Horse and Rider~
At BUCKHORN FARM, our goal is to provide the best environment for the enjoyment of
horse riding sports. Our private country setting provides a peaceful atmosphere to
enjoy your horse. Here you will find opportunities to train to compete, to fox hunt or
simply improve your riding skills.
The instructional focus is on hunter/jumpers and dressage- beginner through
showing at USEF shows. Our show team competes regularly on the NCHJA circuit, and at
NCDCTA dressage shows. We are also proud to be the home of the NCSU Dressage Team.
A schedule of shows at Buckhorn provides the chance to show on-site.
TRAINING for your horse is offered both by the month, by the ride, or
Call us to discuss a program to suit your individual needs and goals.
The Riding Academy~
Lessons are available for ages seven through adult, on your own horse or on one of
our mounts, as a private (on your own horse) or small group (6) lesson. Group lessons are held Monday-Friday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, and some weekday morning and
early afternoon hours. (Beginner students are 3-4/group.)
Our instructors are experienced riders and teachers, and are mature adults-together,
we have over 100 years teaching experience and over 120 years riding experience!
Programs tailored for our home-schooled and year- round students are available
Winter weather policy: If weather conditions– sleet, snow, etc. threaten to make the roads dangerous, please first check your email for a message on whether we have cancelled lessons. Then you may call 919.795.0786 for a recorded message about classes. We do not necessarily follow Wake Co. Schools schedule. Classes cancelled by the farm will be credited towards the next month.