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About Avalon Farm

About Avalon Farm

It’s about finding the best horse for amateurs. The right fit means a happy horse & rider.

It’s always been my belief, give someone an honest representation and a good match of horse & rider and both horse and human will find fulfillment, the ultimate quest and the best plan for a happy, healthy future for our horses.

Gerrit & meAvalon Farm, located in the heart of Reno, Nevada, was established in 2003, importing sport horses for the amateur dressage rider.  My focus was, and is finding the best horses for amateurs because the right fit means a happy horse & rider.  We look for quiet temperaments and rideability as top priorities, as well as suitability for dressage. 

Our trainer, Victor Pozzo, specializes in teaching piaffe and passage in the Classical tradition. He believes in making learning fun for our horses, and all of us. With his superb classical training, our horses become what every dressage rider dreams about, calm, happy, rideable partners. Inspired by the PRE horse especially, I have found this breed to possess a high level of rideability and talent for upper level work. Whatever breed in our training program, we seek to purchase horses with solid, comfortable gaits that will give the amateur rider a comfortable ride,  one that can travel, show, and even trail ride, and be competitive in dressage. In our training process, the character of each horse as an individual becomes clearer.  This gives us the information needed to fit you, the amateur rider, to that ‘just right’ horse.  This means a happy horse and rider for the long run, which for me, is the definition of success!