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Front Range Show Stables

Front 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.

Tara joins our team with countless show miles in all three rings, having spent the majority of her junior career nurturing her passion for the High Jumpers on the West Coast circuit. As Assistant Trainer for FRSS, Tara pilots many of our training and sale horses with finesse and superb technical skill. With more than twenty-five years of experience in the saddle, she has developed a keen understanding of the sport and as an instructor, Tara enjoys sharing her knowledge of and love for horses with her students. 


My philosophy is inspired by loving to see the learning process of horse and rider. I feel listening to both horse and rider is essential for a successful relationship. My goals for my students are individualized and are based on having fun and enjoying the partnership with their horse whether or not they are in competition. I take students of all levels, and horses that have at least a walk/trot/canter solid base of education.

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