Lessons and Clinics
with Diana Beuchert
Lessons here: $75 for a forty-five minute lesson on our school horse or your horse
Clinics at your barn: $600 for a total of six
hours of teaching, anywhere within a one hour drive from Mt. Airy, MD. Can include two of our Andalusian school horses hauled to your facility for an additional $200, allowing four lessons - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - on each horse. Clinics out of town will require Diana's travel expenses to be paid.
Training of the horse: $800/month full training - includes full board at Spring Fever Farm.
Diana Beuchert, the trainer and instructor at Spring Fever Farm, has developed her method of teaching over the past thirty years. Starting as a nine year old schoolgirl in Potomac, Maryland, she learned the basics of dressage from Suzanne Quarles, now the owner of Some Day Soon Farm and award winning Hanoverians, including the late Werthersen. Showing her Tennessee Walker cross in local Pony Club and 4-H shows,
she enjoyed the horse life with her two sisters and their three horses. The girls took lessons from various instructors and learned from Pony Club rallies and events. When her first horse became unable to meet Diana's equestrian needs, she purchased a Thoroughbred gelding. They went on to be quite competitive in dressage and combined training.
In 1974, Diana bought a pony and started her own "school" of riding in her home-town of Darnestown. Neighborhood children flocked to her, and Diana began to get a feel for the unique way she would always teach - what she calls her "Show and Tell" method. Using vivid visualization techniques (Diana is also an artist) and her own body to explain things to students, she frequently will hop on the lesson horse and demonstrate
or idea "live and in person". This helps Diana's students to more fully understand the concepts of riding . . . something they say makes the learning
fast and fun.
During her adult years, Diana has learned from many talented instructors - each of whom she thanks for giving her one or hundreds of valuable pieces to the "puzzle": Leni Clifford of Dedication Farm, Tom Larson, Bent Jensen, Charles DeKunffy, Stephanie Millham of Catlett, VA, Bill Biggs of California, Mari Zdunic (protege of Chuck Grant) of Michigan, Dr. Sherry Ackerman of California, Wendy Carlson (R) of Maryland and Bettina Drummond of Connecticut.
In August, 2000, Diana opened her School of Equestrian Dance, whereby riders enjoy
the thrill of precision drill riding on the Andalusian school horses that Diana has trained herself. In 2005 the School became the Equestrian Theatre, which holds monthly performances for the public from April thru December.
Diana trains regularly with author and instructor, Paul Belasik, of Pennsylvania. Diana has made a passionate commitment to the highest calibre of classical riding, and is following the traditions and practices of the true classicists.
Diana teaches classical dressage on Spring Fever Farm's well trained school horses, or the students' horses, if they have them. She also teaches clinics for barns which desire them or when several friends want to enjoy a classical dressage experience together.
If you'd like more information about lessons or training, contact Diana at