Claire Gordon-Neff




Claire Gordon-NeffFront Range Show Stables is a full-service hunter/jumper training center, located in Boulder, Colorado. FRSS specializes in ponies, hunters, jumpers, equitation, investment prospects, and sales. Front Range Show Stables is under the direction of owner and trainer, Claire Gordon-Neff. Claire has spent more than fifteen years instructing and training some of the country's best and brightest riders and their mounts. As a teacher and trainer, Claire possesses strong communication skills, a nurturing and challenging teaching style, all while maintaining professionalism and a sense of humor! Claire believes strongly in teaching horsemanship, emphasizing flat work and exercises to build a strong foundation. We strive for success at home and in the show ring, prioritizing horse and rider’s well-being and education above all else.
Claire's students have earned a multitude of accomplishments, including but not limited to: success in local and "AA" circuit competitions, qualifications for local and national medal finals, local, zone and regional year end awards, working student positions, internships, and employment with leaders in the horse industry nationally and abroad.
Claire has a diverse riding background, having experience in western pleasure, dressage, saddle seat, in addition to hunter seat riding. She believes that the foundation of all disciplines is the same and welcomes the opportunity to teach with a multi-disciplinary approach.
More than anything, Claire believes that customers should enjoy their horses and their experience by learning to be better, stronger, more accurate and confident riders!


“I have been at Front Range Show Stables since May of 2018, and I have loved every day since. Claire is a fantastic trainer who really listens to the needs of both her students and her horses. She remains positive even on my most amateur of ‘Adult Amateur’ days, and makes sure that enjoyment comes before perfection. Can't wait to see what the future has in store for me as I bring a little horse of my own into their program!” Sophie C.

“I can't come up with enough good things to say about Front Range Show Stables. The head trainer, Claire, has an incredible amount of knowledge acquired throughout her decades of riding but is also kind and a complete joy to ride with. She has the patience to assist all sorts of people and horses with their unique needs and always has a positive attitude. I am so very thankful for all of the hardworking members of the Front Range Show Stables team.” Samantha R.

“Claire is a wonderful trainer, horsewoman and all-around person. She treats each of her clients like family, and her warm personality makes spending time with her at the barn an absolute blast. She was wonderful in helping us sell our horse Mia, and thanks to her hard work, Mia is now happily living at her forever home. We can’t thank Claire enough for everything she has done for us!” Annika Y.


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