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About Riley Haines
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USHJA/USEF Certified Trainer/ANRC Certified Rider
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For my entire life I have been around horses. I was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana on Foxton Farms. My family has run and operated this large hunter / jumper farm for over 45 years. Foxton Farms boards horses, hosts schooling and USHJA recognized shows. Foxton Farm was the home of the Purdue Equestrian team and Romwell Fox Hunt. My mother is an accomplished trainer, rider, USHJA/USEF and ANRC judge. My father was the Master of Fox Hounds for our Romwell hunt club and my parent’s business partner ran the Purdue Equestrian team for the last 35 years. 

I feel privileged to have grown up on such a wonderful farm. It allowed me to be exposed to all aspects of running a large equestrian & hunter jumper facility.  I learned from the best trainer possiable, my mother, Dacia Funkhouser-Johnson. Along with my mother being my mentor I have been privileged to ride with some of te best trainers ths country has to offer.​ Such as Pam Baker, Julie Ulrich, Bernie Traurig, Julie Winkle, and the list goes on.

After college, I began to read and study the greats of the "American System of Forward Riding" such as Vladimir S. Littauer, Bert DeNemethy,George Morris, and Gordon Wright, just to name a few. These people are teachers and ambassadors of the forward riding system. I love how this graded system of teaching helps trainers to instruct their riders and train horses through basic fundamentals and good schooling techniques.

 We are located just 30min NE of Tallahassee and 20min. S of Thomasville, GA. 

I am excited for what the future holds for my new start here in Florida, so lets get riding forward!

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