The lessons I have learned from clarissa through the years have resonated not only in my riding, but helped me move forward with confidence in my work as I took on my own business. For me and my girls, riding with Clarissa was not just about learning to ride and take care of horse, but developing the skills and discipline to take on life's challenges as well.
Clarissa Wilmerding trains horses and riders at all levels and in all disciplines. Her varied experience will help to identify and solve troublesome issues of both horse and rider and will help to improve the performance of both. She is able to school a difficult horse or one that is ready to move to the next level. Clarissa encourages participation at all riding levels and her primary goal is to have her students walk away from a lesson with increased confidence in themselves and a better understanding of their horse.
Clarissa operates her training and lesson business out of a 120 acre farm in Califon, New Jersey. The facility includes an outdoor and an indoor arena and a beginner-novice through preliminary cross-country course and adjoins space for hacking and gallops. Area II events and jumper shows are within reasonable distances, while the farm is also adjacent to the Essex Fox hounds hunt country.