Lancaster County’s prized Premier Equestrian facility that offers individualized care for each horse and rider to help them realize their unique goals. Jeff, Robin and Madison Walder are a family based equestrian business that comprise a team effort to offer the best service for equestrians of all backgrounds and skill levels.
Dr. Jeff Walder is the founder and trainer who offers specialized training for each student and horse. He has over 25 years of experience working with riders from all skill levels from inexperienced to professionals. Dr. Walder is also experienced in sales preparation, behavior consultation for your horse and has also worked with horses on layup from racing.
Dr. Walder’s wife Robin coordinates all the farm administration, procurements, farm services, marketing and any unique needs of the clients and horses. She assists clients with questions, research, planning, scheduling and custom plans for boarding and lessons.
Madison Walder is an experienced trainer and competes in USEF rated shows on the Grand Prix level. She is experienced with all aspects of horsemanship and has a foundation experience in dressage and equitation. Madison is now managing Walder’s Way Equestrian Center’s Florida division near Wellington, Florida. An ideal location for equestrians that are competitive minded. Her Dutch Warmblood Koenraad is in training for jumping competition and is doing spectacular!
Madison Walder has been riding since the age of 3 and has excelled consistently. She and her horse Carmen (shown below) were Reserve Champions at the Garden State Show in New Jersey. Carmen. Carmen is a very talented horse and competes in the USEF shows. They are currently preparing for the 2019 horse shows.
She is currently training her horses in Florida for the competition circuit and in addition to that she is preparing an Off The Track Thoroughbred named Two Jack’s Wild who is a son of Colonel John and grandson of Horse of the Year Tiznow for the Retired Racehorse Project to be held in Kentucky later in 2019. Way to go Two Jack’s!
She has a talent knowing how to read her horses and give them the best techniques to help them succeed. She also attends online classes toward a degree in addition to her work with horses.
As if Madison’s schedule was not busy enough she has also transformed an off the track thoroughbred son of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones who is named It’s Smarty Time into a USEF worthy contender. Watch for them in 2019 to hit the USEF shows in Wellington! It’s Smarty Time is owned by Dawn Newman of Foxtale Farm in Coopersburg Pennsylvania.
Walder’s Way Equestrian Center has a stunning outdoor arena featuring Grand Prix jumps and a beautiful indoor arena that boasts dressage letters and Grand Prix jumps. English and Western riding lessons are offered but riders may also get familiar with Dressage and Equitation techniques to enhance their riding skill.
Affordable boarding levels with contract and private lessons for children and adults are available too.
Located in the scenic countryside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania!
photo credits: Helen Venesky, Lancaster County Pet magazine, Robin Walder, Madison Walder, Tess Flores, Susan