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Welcome to Hawk Hollow Ranch
We offer the finest in riding, boarding, care and training for the dressage horse and rider.
Our barn is home to horses and riders, from recreational to active international competitors.
Spanning over 100 acres of countryside in northern Somerset County, NJ, Hawk Hollow Ranch offers miles of trails for long quiet rides in the woods, well-maintained grass fields for galloping, and a winding river nicely suited for picnicking or taking one's horse for a swim on a hot summer day. For the serious dressage practitioner, we are proud to offer premium rubberized footing in our full-size dressage courts.
Hawk Hollow Ranch is host to USDF Recognized and schooling shows, including the popular Evening of Freestyle series, as well as clinics and events with national and Olympic dressage trainers.
We take great pride in the care of our horses and the quality of our facilities and events. Our boarders are a friendly group and know they can rely on our knowledgeable and professional style of management so they can enjoy their ride without worry. Please browse our website and contact us to schedule a visit or a tour.
Hawk Hollow Ranch welcomes its new trainer, Steffen Ajem.
Steffen, a native German, has been based in Napa, CA for the last 5 years. Before coming to the U.S. in 2005, he studied with Prinz Auersperg, trainer of the Spanish Riding School, Anna Merveldt, member of the Irish Olympic Team, and Ulla Salzgeber, member of the German Olympic Team. In California, he trained with Gunter Seidel for the last 2 years. After a successful show season in Wellington this past winter he is now joining us at Hawk Hollow Ranch.
Steffen is a gifted instructor. He has built a reputation – through lessons, showing, training, and clinics – as a leading trainer in the US, teaching the right discipline on how to bring horses and students to their highest potential. With an emphasis on correct position and technique, Steffen strives to help every student build solid riding fundamentals and develop the aids to help the horse move correctly. The effectiveness of his method is apparent in the accomplishments and progression of his students.
He truly values his relationship with both client and horse. He insists that the welfare and well-being of the horse comes first, He enjoys teaching all levels of riding.
Currently taking on clients for full training or lessons.
NEWS & BRIEFS
2014 USDF/USEF Recognized Shows
Ride times and Results on Foxvillage.com
June 21-22, 2014
July 16-17, 2014
August 13-14, 2014 / Evening of Freestyles
Judge: Marilyn Payne ('S', NJ) - updated 7/17/14