Clermont Equestrian provides a top quality training program, developed in consultation with the owner.
We'll work together to reveal and elicit the raw natural talent of your horse. How far will you go?
We're located at the beautiful cottingham farm on Bainbridge island. only a 35 minute ferry ride from Seattle, we are ideally located for those in kitsap county as well as those in seattle.
Cottingham is located on 50 acres at the heart of the Island. It boasts a large indoor arena with mirrors and viewing area and a new 150 ft by 200 ft outdoor arena. With over 40 stalls, many with indoor/outdoor paddocks with new pea gravel, heated tack rooms, wash racks, large pastures with new fencing there are plenty of reasons for us to be excited to be here.
Craig is a third generation horseman from Ontario, Canada, with almost thirty years of experience developing horses and riders.
Craig moved to California with his wife Anne and started Clermont Equestrian in 2008. They spent years converting it from an empty, dilapidated facility and into a thriving community of dressage, jumping and pleasure riders. To provide a better life for their daughters, they relocated to Bainbridge Island, WA in 2015.
Craig has a degree in economics from the University of Guelph and loves teaching. Craig has also designed and developed several software decision support systems for banks and large companies.
Craig’s North American training influences are largely from training with and competing with several Canadian masters, including Hugh Graham and Ian Millar. Craig’s European training influence is from Steve Smith of Great Britain and Gold Medalist Piet Raijmakers of Holland. A third riding and training influence stems from practice of the soft martial arts Aikido and i-chuan.
We offer hunter jumper training, focusing on jumpers.
Craig has almost thirty years experience selecting and training show jumpers with an emphasis on low grid-work to safely build up technique and confidence gradually. Craig’s style is a blend from some of the world’s best riders, including two-time World Cup champion Ian Millar on ‘Big Ben’ and double gold medalist Piet Raijmakers of the Netherlands on ‘Ratina Z’.
The following are our monthly rates.
HORSES FOR SALE
Born 2006. 16.1 1/2 premium Holsteiner gelding by our Clinton son Chicardo out of a premium Contender mare stamm 1463. Competed successfully in both hunters and jumpers. Quiet brain, amateur friendly, and some excellent show experience. Top ribbons in the Pre-Greens in big classes against the best company. A smart, quiet, young rising star to please an amateur, junior, or professional rider in either division. Aptitude for jumping, eventing, dressage, hunter. Would make an excellent equitation horse. More videos on request.
Large pony. Mare. 14.1. Eligible Green. 10 years old.
A real pony in your pocket. Pretty mover, sweet disposition. Great for walk/trot but needs a stronger hand when jumping. Will easily jump 2'6".
Medium pony. 13.1 h. Roan. 12 years old. Gelding. Super sweet, no buck or kick. Eligible green. Has shown in the Children's Schooling Pony Hunters. He's a sweet heart for the beginner. Gets a bit strong over bigger jumps.