SERVICES AVAILABLE AT GDF

with VANESSA KRIKAVA, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist

Grey Dawn Farm is a Dressage Training Board Facility located in rolling hills of historic Warwick, NY. Owner, Vanessa Krikava, is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and has also competed successfully trough Intermediaire I & 2. Vanessa and her family own the business together and offer more than 25 years of experience in horse care and management.

Please contact us for rates on the following services: 

TRAINING BOARD

We offer 3 different types of Training Board:

  • 6 training sessions per week
  • 5 training sessions per week
  • 4 training sessions per week

The following services are included in Training Board:

1. BOARD of horse in  a 12’ x 12’ stall with rubber mats and fan, mucked daily using dust free shavings, high quality hay and access to fresh water. Horses are fed grain twice a day.  Horses are turned out with fly sheets/sheets or blankets as needed and put in fields with grass individually at night during the warm weather months and during the day in the non fly season. They are fed hay in their fields supplementally during the non grass season. All fields have access to water troughs which have heaters during the winter months. Turnout has been a very important aspect to our horse management, keeping them healthy mentally and physically.  Adjustments can be made for the individual needs of a horse. Horses are de-wormed every two months. We can organize the vet for spring and fall shots as well as the dentist and farrier on behalf of the owner. Anything outside the scope of normal daily care will be charged by the hour.

Clients have access and use of the whole facility, which includes:

      • heated grooming area with 3 grooming bays, 2 wash stalls and blanket room
      •  climate controlled tack room next to grooming area
      •  climate controlled  viewing room with large windows overlooking indoor riding arena, kitchenette, seating area, TV and equine library, plus bathroom
      • Insulated 60’ x 160’ indoor riding arena with mirrors, LED lights and dust free footing with rubber and German Geo Textile fiber which is groomed daily
      • 100’ x 230’ outdoor riding arena with stone dust base and sand footing. We have an arena court which can be set up for test riding/practice sessions
      • 50 acres of trails on property through fields and woods directly connected to miles of trails off property
      • We also offer pasture board to retired horses on the other side of the property

2. TRAINING of the horse and/or rider: training sessions can be customized to suit the needs of the horse and owner eg: horse can be ridden/trained during the week and lessons given on weekend. Training can be adjusted in intensity eg: geared towards competition or towards personal enjoyment/personal goals. Training sessions include grooming/tacking up/untacking/showering the horse.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

CLIPPING

We offer full body clipping or trace clipping separate and aside from training board.

HORSE TRANSPORTATION

We offer horse transportation separate and aside from training board.

HELP AT SHOWS

We offer help at shows either to teach or to ride or both.

FINDING A HORSE

We offer help finding a suitable partner and will go to see horses with or on behalf of the prospective owner.

GREY DAWN FARM (GDF) GALLERY