Focused on quality, consistency and excellence in equestrian endeavors.
A serious, committed professional dedicated to her dream business. Outstanding in devotion to her horses and clients.
Bringing "Dressage For Every Athlete" to life through a variety of services. Training-board, coaching, recovery from injury and more.
Contact us today to explore your individual needs and travel options.
Sapphire Sporthorses is owned and run by Lucy Courchaine, an American dressage professional with a diverse background in the equine industry. She is a Grand Prix dressage competitor and USDF Gold, Silver & Bronze medalist with a special interest in the well-rounded development of the equine athlete. Her business combines her years of experience in managing high performance dressage horses and riding for top equine sports medicine veterinarians. Lucy believes strongly that correct dressage training can provide countless benefits to horses and riders of all disciplines. Her barn is filled with everything from FEI dressage show horses to jumpers recovering from injury to hunters enjoying a luxurious retirement. Her meticulous care and commitment to quality training for every horse makes her program well-suited for sport horses rehabbing from a variety of injuries. In addition to keeping full-time client horses, Lucy provides riding lessons on her own schoolmasters and teaches dressage concepts to riders of all disciplines throughout North Salem, NY. She is proud to represent a range of sponsors and affiliates.
Teach your horse advanced dressage, improve your flatwork between the jumps, or simply build a better equine athlete through consistent exercise programs and cross-training.
Learn how to count the tempi changes, form a proper 20-meter circle, or just how to make the best use of your ride from start to finish. Get help or prep at shows - everything from better braiding to nailing that halt at X!
We welcome and work closely with a deep network of respected veterinarians on treatment, rehabilitation and recovery plans for sport horses.
"Dressage for Every Athlete": horses of all disciplines benefit from the strengthening and coordination that comes from a focus on dressage concepts.
Help your horse return from a physical break, a mental break, or simply push to the next level with focused training and a well-rounded program.
Sometimes you just need to try something new. Bring your horse for any amount of time; whether it's 6 weeks or 6 months, we'll design an individual program to help achieve performance and training goals. Horses and humans alike find restorative energy at our peaceful and professional farm.
We're so excited to repeat this clinic series again in 2020: three weekends of dressage education with renowned international rider/trainer, Betsy Steiner. Hosted at the gorgeous Foxy Meadow Farm.
Rider lesson slots will be available on a limited basis - inquire early for availability as these clinics fill quickly!
This clinic will showcase lessons from Training Level to Grand Prix. Betsy's approach to training horses and riders is always remarkable!
Auditor passes available for the day or for the weekend; passes include: admission to watch dressage lessons with Betsy (9+ rides per day), coffee, breakfast snacks, catered lunch, and Q&A session with Betsy after lessons end for the day. Passes are $50/day or $80/weekend. Register below!
Shopping and vendors will join us at these events - sign up for a fun weekend of dressage in North Salem!
Come spend an afternoon at Foxy Meadow Farm! Enjoy this fun event: a trunk show provided by Dapper Horse, featuring the latest fashions for both horse and rider. New saddle pads, polos, tack, breeches and more will be modeled by Sapphire Sporthorses horses and staff. Treat yourself to some retail therapy, small bites and drinks at our beautiful farm (safe social distancing measures will be provided in this outdoor setting - masks required for check-in table). Additionally, you may choose to experience mini-sessions in Pilates provided by our local coach, or chat with her about private instruction available at her North Salem studio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. RSVP here so that we can have enough chilled bubbly ready for your arrival!