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FACILITY
Set on over 60 rolling acres in Howard County, Maryland, the farm is a private, full care facility specializing in the training and development of the dressage horse and rider. It’s central location, within an hour of Washington DC, is easily accessible from points North and South, and is within easy traveling distance to major horse shows, including the world famous Dressage at Devon, and major equine medical facilities such as the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA and the world reknowned Widener Hospital at the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

First Choice Farms facilities concist of an immaculately maintained 15 stall barn with an attached 20x40 meter mirrored indoor arena with an automatic sprinkler system. A 20X60 meter regulation-sized outdoor arena is located a short walk away, nested beautifully in the rolling hills of the 60+ acre property. Patuxent State Park is adjacent to the property and offers additional land and trails for riding. READ MORE

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Head Trainer: Felicitas von Neuman Cosel

Felicitas has trained many horses to the Grand Prix level.  She has held her current position at First Choice Farm since 1984.  Read the full bio of Felicitas.

 

 
DRESSAGE TODAY:AUGUST 2009
An FEI trainer explains the training tools that can motivate and guide the horse to create positive tension and carry himself in a dressage frame.
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Dressage Today: May 2008 When Ernst Hoyos accepted my invitation to teach a three-day clinic last November, the First Choice Farm team of Eileen McKenna, Olivia Frost and K.C. Barnes—cleaned the place as if the pope was coming. The clinic focussed on the basic principles for the advanced rider.

Hoyos Clinic

Ernst Hoyos works with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel and Roulette in piaffe.

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Dressage Today: February 2008 From shoulder-in to pirouettes, Felicitas explains the benefits of hillside exercises
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DRESSAGE TODAY: FEBRUARY 2007
Develop Power with Hill Work Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel wrote an article about improving collection and self-carriage by venturing outdoors.
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Contact us:
First Choice Farm
2698 Jennings Chapel Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

Mail to:
PO Box 425
Lisbon, Maryland 21765


PHONE
301-854-6541

INFO info@firstchoicefarms.com

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