Training & Lessons

Our Lesson Program

Old Salem farm offers lessons from world class trainers, Alice Debany and Marissa Yubas, for riders of all ages, starting out in the short stirrup through those riding at the Grand Prix level.

We have a stable full of exceptional horses ready to teach those at every level.

Lessons are given at our expansive farm featuring several outdoor and indoor rings as well as grass fields and trails. Students will learn skills on and off the horse that propel their riding career.

Riders in the Old Salem Farm lesson program have the unique opportunity to show at countless home shows, as well as compete at other local horse shows.

  • Old Salem Farm Lessons
  • Old Salem Farm Lessons
  • Old Salem Farm Lessons
  • Old Salem Farm Lessons

Trainers

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Alice debany-clero

Rider/Affiliate Trainer

alice-debany-clero, Rider/Trainer

Marissa Yubas

Trainer/Rider/Barn Manager

Having the opportunity to ride at Old Salem Farm has helped me gain more experience in the equitation ring, and as a rider overall. I’ve been riding and competing with Jan Golash at Crossroads Equestrian Center for 7 years, and she introduced me to Alice Debany Clero and the OSF team. This past fall, Alice offered me the chance to ride two of their horses, both of who are very different from my own horse. Alice, and Marissa Yubas, have given me simple exercises to help finesse my ride, and develop skills to give these different horses a positive experience every ride. Marissa Yubas has supported my personal challenge of show ring nerves. She has had calm, clear directions when warming up, which help me focus on giving each horse the best ride in competition. Old Salem has given me opportunities I never could’ve imagined and I’m so grateful for the chance to show with them.

Jackie C

When I came to OSF I was looking for a trainer who understood who I was and what type of training I was looking for. I have ridden my whole life and was coming off a severe injury and Marissa truly helped me get out of my head and back to riding the way I know I am capable of. She is so knowledgeable, makes it fun and truly understands my goals.  It doesn’t matter how good of a rider you are, lessons are important for all levels. And finding the right trainer is just as important. I am so grateful for Marissa and all the ways she has improved my riding.

Jamie O.

Old Salem farms is a wonderful establishment! The first time I came to old Salem I was met by Marissa Yubas she immediately met me with a huge smile! She introduced me to Charlie Brown! Marissa helped me with gaining my muscle back after I lost so much weight, Marissa helped me improve my jumping position and in all improved my riding so much in the past 7 weeks I’ve been riding with her.

Gianna F.

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