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Stone Ridge is pleased to offer private and group riding instruction in dressage and jumping with Cynthia Wiseman. Cynthia has competed successfully at the Intermediate and CCI** levels of eventing.

Cynthia  earned  USEA ICP Level I Certification in 2008. The USEA Instructor Certification Program requires instructors to attend teaching symposiums prior to testing. Each candidate instructor undergoes testing by experienced high-performance instructors in dressage, show jumping and cross-country. During testing, candidate instructors teach new horse/rider combinations and must demonstrate knowledge of pace, position, safety and technique. Candidate instructors are also required to pass written examinations as well as hands-on horsemanship training. ICP Certified instructors must meet continuing education requirements in order to retain their certification.

Cynthia’s teaching reinforces the basics of balance, rhythm and connection.  To quote Buck Davidson…”It’s simple, really. It  just isn’t easy”   Cynthia’s eventing coaching strategy creates a competitor who can think independently, react effortlessly and will have the self confidence to do so.

Learn more about Cynthia’s experience as a competitor, trainer and coach. 

Mckenzie Scroggins and ChaCha earned the Beginner Novice 14 and Under National Championships at the 2015 American Eventing Championships

Mckenzie Scroggins and ChaCha  earned the Beginner Novice 14 and Under National Championship at the 2015 American Eventing Championships under Cynthia’s tutelage.

 Coaching at Events

Cynthia travels to numerous events throughout the season. Her students compete both locally and throughout the United States. Stone Ridge’s primary focus is USEA recognized eventing competition, but our students also compete in schooling horse trials, hunter/jumper shows and dressage competitions.


Cynthia has experience training horses of varying talents, work-ethics and backgrounds. She has a strong interest in re-training off-track thoroughbreds. Cynthia enjoys working with green and problem horses and accepts a limited number of training horses as space and time permit.

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Stone Ridge Event Team show jump course walk at Texas Rose Horse Trials.


  • Private lesson at Stone Ridge- $40
  • Group Lesson at Stone Ridge- $30 per rider
  • Training Board- $750/month
  • Training Ride- $30
  • XC Schooling- $45
  • Clinic: $500/day plus travel
  • Competition Coaching:
    • Horse Trial- $100 plus share of travel expense
    • Dressage, H/J Shows: $40 per day plus share of travel expense

Stone Ridge is a small private facility and does not offer boarding or lesson horses.

Arena Rental & Cross Country Schooling

Visit the Stone Ridge Eventing Facility page for information regarding our cross-country courses, show jumping fences and the 200 x 120ft lighted Flashpoint Arena.

Stone Ridge hosts open schooling days intermittently throughout the year. Watch the Stone Ridge Eventing Facebook page or subscribe to our e-mail newsletter for notification of dates.

Cross-country schooling and arena usage may also available by appointment. Contact Cynthia at 417-880-4567 for details and to schedule.