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Great Teachers and Partners Expand Education at High Finance Farm

Instructors, Clinicians and Horses Combine For the Total Program

High Finance Farm expands with new lesson horses and educational opportunities for students of all levels.

Gurnee, IL - February 3, 2016 – High Finance Farm (HFF) and the DiTallo family, have made a big investment in offering students ways to improve riding and horsemanship.   After purchasing the riding school in November 2015, the farm quickly moved to improve the school experience.  In the past two months, they have added four new equine members to the team, new school saddles and hosted an exciting Linda Allen clinic. 
With the assistance of Stephanie Lucero, the farm offers a full-scale lesson program Tuesday through Sunday. Lucero brings years of experience as a teacher and rider.  She has been deeply involved in the US Pony Club program and is certified by that organization. Having extensive experience in starting new riders, Lucero helps each rider develop the basics and confidence needed to work up the training ladder.

The head trainer, Kimber, has many years of experience in the business both as a rider and an instructor and is a USHJA Certified Trainer. Her educated, positive approach to teaching is fun and refreshing.
Lauren is an excellent rider and trainer, not only of hunters and jumpers, but also of young horses. She currently shows in the 1.30m jumper division with her horse, Totally Wicked.

Instructor Stephanie Lucero and her daughter Isabella.

And not to forget the four-legged teachers at HFF.  The lesson horses are seasoned, honest animals who know their job and take care of students while they learn the basics. Couple that with new saddles and equipment to provide the utmost safety, and you have a recipe for a safe and fun riding experience. 

New four-legged teacher 'Wendy'.

'Mack", the perfect gentleman.  

'Della' helps out with the smallest of riders.

For the more advanced students, HFF welcomed a great clinician, course designer and trainer, Linda Allen.  Allen focused on how rider ability can improve the performance of any type of horse.   Riders were challenged with complex and imaginative tracks.  The auditors of the 2 days saw top instruction in action. 
Allen posted: 
“Such a great group of students! Every rider has excellent basics and knowledge for their current level; all ideally and appropriately mounted on happy and healthy horses or ponies - and every single rider so eager to learn. Any instructor's dream!! Says so much for the skill and effective programs of their trainers!”

High Finance Farm is offering a New Rider Discount. Single lessons for $50 (includes a $5 discount) or a package of 3 lessons for $140 (includes a $25 discount).  

Upcoming mini clinics include horsemanship and riding for beginner students and an advanced internship clinic for more serious riders. High Finance Farm guarantees an exciting educational experience!

The family team: Kimber, Laure and Mike DiTallo.

The farm offers boarding, private lessons, riding school lessons, training, showing and sales. The farm plans to keep things hopping with Summer Camps, schooling shows, National and Premier horse show opportunities and clinics.
The facility offers:
  • 2 heated indoor riding arenas.
  • 4 enormous outdoor riding arenas with all-weather footing 
  • Turf grand prix/hunt field with 2 water jumps and bank jump
  • Large Box Stalls
  • 26 pastures/paddocks
  • 12 miles of private, groomed bridle trails through 600 acres
  • 10 heated wash racks,
  • 6 tack rooms
  • Heated and air conditioned clubrooms for each indoor arena 
  • Satellite TV, wireless internet and kitchenettes
  • Fire detection system. Security cameras. Automatic fly/mosquito control   systems.
Whether you own a horse or not, High Finance Farm can provide you with a complete equestrian experience that is both educational and fun.

High Finance Farm, Inc.
At Fields and Fences
36550 N Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

847-436-1234 or 847-436-2477
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