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Revelation Farm is a premier and passionate dressage barn. Trainer, Danielle Perry, loves to train horses and humans to improve their dressage skills, competition scores, earn their USDF medals or freestyle bars.
Offering classical dressage instruction with the modern approach of integrating the mind, body and spirit as well as, a dash of project management methodology so you can plan and see your progress.
Our goal is to help you enjoy every ride, lesson and reveal the rider within!
Call today to learn how you can get started!
USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist | L Graduate | Trainer
Danielle Perry implements a unique style when
working with all types of riders and horses - dressage, western dressage, eventers, pony club, beginners - advanced, young & old horses!
With a background in corporate project managment and a fitness certification in AFAA , Danielle is able to guide her students and horses with a clear methodology. By quickly identifing exercises to help riders improve their position and awareness, Danielle teaches students to influence their horse correctly, kindly and classically.
Using proven goal setting techniques, Danielle
motivates both horse and rider to have fun while progressing their abilities. The Revelation training philosphy focuses on working towards a desired goal while equally developing mind, body and spirit. Danielle's acceptance into the USEF "r" program and path to earn her USDF Gold medal, is evidence of her dedication.
Board Your Horse
Revelation Farm is a blissfully peaceful small boutique farm with a large and intense focus on your horse’s care, training and competition.
To enable your riding experiences we have:
10 10x12 matted stalls
4 board fencing
6 Acres of lush green pastures regularly maintained
Customized feed program
Provide owner supplied supplements
Stalls have lights and fans
Summer fly predator program
Customized turn out program (weather permitting)
Stall cleaning Blanketing (blanket provided by owner)
Fly spray and boots (provided by owner)
Space for tack
Hot and cold wash rack
Drag at least daily
Learn on Our Horses
The cherished horses of Revelation Farm
My beautiful Zephyr Beau is 25 this year. We have been together 18 of those years! We taught each other classical riding; and, have shared our "knowledge" with many others over the years. Beau is a 17 h. Oldenburg gelding who knows me well.
Lady is a 16H black OTTB is a rescue from a situation of starving and neglect after she was sent from the race track to be sold. Lady is beginning her first lateral work at the leg yield and loves to walk, trot and canter mostly to the left. She’s learning to go right but isn’t sure why! She’s got the softest fur and loves to hug. She has lovely movement and easy to sit. She’s slowly putting on muscle and some fat and beginning to fill out.
Lovely Jasmine is a 16H Friesian Arab cross who is schooling the Grand Prix movements. Just as soon as those one tempis are easy as butter we will make her debut. In the mean time we will show at some of the lower levels to keep her sharp and in front of the judges. She’s such an easy mare to care for and just loves to be loved. Danielle really enjoys riding Jasmine and has begun to understand that special bond you can have with a mare.
2001 15.1 h. red roan leopard registered Appaloosa Mare Granddaughter of Goer – Appaloosa Hall of Fame and All time leading sire. “Rudi” began her career as a pleasure horse and produced one foal. Rudi and Robin began working with Danielle early in 2015. So far “The Pink Princess” aka Rudi has exceeded all expectations carrying Robin to a perfect 10 down the centerline at the GDCTA Schooling Show in August 2015 & High Score Adult Intro Amateur.
Everton H, my 16H Swedish Warmblood gelding, aka Tony, aka The Beloved. The horse, the noble gentleman, the desire of my heart who taught me to ride. We started at Training level and ended at the Grand Prix. We never got to ride it in competition due to a tragic injury that ended his career but he did compete GP in Wellington. His gentle chest rumble as I enter the barn is always my favorite greeting. His nuzzle for a treat still my sweetest reward.
Absolut aka Astro is a 17H ISR Oldenburg Grand Prix Dressage schoolmaster. He’s a big movin’ big lovin horse who likes to know that you care about his tender sensitive side even if he’s the size of a house. He loves his grass turn out next to his best buddy Beau. Danielle has had the unique and special privilege riding him at the I2 in a show and learning the refined skills of riding a FEI level horse. His influence on my riding on how to present so much power with elegance is his gift to me.
Testimonials and Success Stories
Last September, I was named to the United States Young Rider Team that competed in the 2015 World Endurance Championships in Santo Domingo, Chile. For Young Riders, the FEI race distance of choice is 75 miles. My personal coach, the Endurance Chef d’Equipe, and the USEF Programs Director all agreed that I would be a much better rider for my horse if I learned how to properly balance and engage my horse’s body to optimize efficiency over the distance of a race. Which is how and why I met Danielle. In November, I started taking dressage lessons with her and Joliet. Danielle has focused on teaching me elements of dressage that I can utilize as tools in endurance races.
On February 6th, I completed my first endurance race since I began training with Danielle and found that the tools we have been working on in the ring transfer out onto the trail. I found that it was easier to keep Beau, a 6 year old off the track Arabian gelding, from inverting at a trot. Because of the duration of a competition, inversion can cause back soreness that can then result in elimination from competition. Danielle has also taught me a few “tricks” to help keep horses from spooking out from under me. I frequently compete inexperienced horses who specialize in craftiness as much as they specialize in endurance. Knowing that asking for a shoulder-in when I feel a horse start to tense up to redirect energy can prevent spooking has been a valuable tool because as much as I love baby horses, I don’t love baby horses flying sideways because a leaf moved. Often, spooking is a product of boredom, so asking a horse to engage their entire body or step underneath himself can prevent this.
Along with being a better rider for my horse, Danielle’s instruction has made me a better rider for myself. I have always been a tense rider and Danielle has focused on teaching me how to relax my body so I am a more efficient rider as well as more effective. After the race on February 6th, I was far less sore than I normally am because I was not holding tension through my upper body like I used to in order to maintain control, instead I was relaxing my arms and shoulders while using my seat and abs to half halt when necessary. Overall, I would consider cross-training across disciplines to be very impactful and I can’t wait to see how my riding has changed for the better with more time in the dressage arena!
- Kate Baldino
On May 7 th , I competed in the Biltmore Challenge 55 mile horse race on an ex-dressage horse named Wiinds of Change. The first time I tried to ride him a few years ago, note the word “tried”, I was on his back for all of 4 minutes before he decided he wanted me off of him, and quickly. He has all the dressage “buttons” and I had no clue at the time that by pinching him with my knees and not giving through my hands and seat that I had completely overwhelmed and confused him. From that experience, I thought that dressage horses were hard to ride because they were so particular about the rider. As it turns out, in some ways, dressage horses are not in fact hard to ride, because as Danielle says, “Unless you want to change something, just be quiet”.
On race day, I did just that. I was quiet unless I needed to change things, and he and I had an amazing day competing on some of the toughest trails in the Southeast. He is everything an endurance horse should be: happy, energetic, brave, and tough. Through what I have learned with Danielle, I was able to be the rider he could understand and wanted to work with. I now appreciate his sensitivity that once scared me. It is way more pleasant to just engage your abs for a stride before heading down a hill than having an argument about collecting a bit! When I talked to the Chef d’equip for the Endurance portion of the US Equestrian Team after the race, he said that even in just watching me ride in and out of the vetting area, it was clear that I was more confident, balanced, and rode with a much quieter seat.
Dressage has made me a better endurance rider not only technically, but also mentally because I now know that everything sits on a spectrum and small adjustments are all that are required to get where you want yourself and the horse to be on that spectrum.