Lucile Bump is a Senior Centered Riding® Instructor/Clinician.  She completed an apprenticeship with Sally Swift and worked closely with Sally for many years. As such, she has intensive Centered Riding® training, an in-depth knowledge of the work, and is qualified to train all levels and disciplines of riders from beginners to instructors.

As a Senior Centered Riding® Instructor, Lucile has the ability to employ a more in-depth understanding of Centered Riding® techniques in her teaching regardless of the discipline, whether it is Western, Dressage, Jumping, Endurance, etc., because she understands the foundations of the work. Lucile began riding around age 10 and grew up riding the wooded trails of Vermont,. She rode all through school and competed regularly in Hunt Seat Equitation. Lucile met Sally Swift when she was 14, and has continued to work closely with Sally after completing her apprenticeship. Lucile began her teaching career while attending college in Marlborough, Vermont. After graduation, Lucile went to work at a Morgan farm, training horses, teaching riding lessons and doing some competing in Western and Saddleseat. In 1971 Lucile travelled to California to work with Linda Tellington-Jones at her riding instructors school. Upon her return to Vermont in 1972, Lucile purchased the farm that has become Southmowing Stables.

Lucile has been teaching Centered Riding® to all levels and disciplines of riders for more than 20 years. In recent years, she has been asked to teach in Vienna, Austria (home of the Spanish Riding School!) and has also taught clinics in Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, Scotland and Uruguay. Lucile has also had students come to Southmowing Stables from Switzerland, The Netherlands, Austria, Japan and Canada as well as from all over the United States.

Lesson Prices with Lucile

  • 1/2 Hour Private – $40.00
  • Hour Semi-Private – $40.00
  • Hour Private – $70.00
  • Hour Group – $30.00

Beth Kenney
Beth has ten years teaching experience of all ages of riders. She has earned her Bronze and Silver USDF medals. Beth has foxhunted for 15 years and can teach Showjumping, Dressage and Eventing up to Training Level. She teaches private and semi private lessons.

Heather Reyor
Heather runs the Brattleboro Middle School and Guilford Elementary School Winter Riding Programs at Southmowing. She is a qualified Centered Riding Instructor who teaches both Western and English Riding. Pony Rides and Introduction to Horsemanship for younger children are available.

Carolyn Fairchild
Carolyn spent her early years bombing around the woods on her ponies and then as a teenager she received instruction from a dressage riding cowboy, who at one point, was a trick rider for Hollywood. Carolyn had a few lessons with Sally Swift around the time that Sally’s first book was published, an experience that influenced all of the riding that she did thereafter and one that led to her interest in dressage. She took dressage lessons from some local instructors (including Lucile Bump), and from clinicians: Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu, Walter Zettl, and Lois Heyerdahl. In 2002, she became a Centered Riding Instructor and is currently a level II instructor. Using Centered Riding, Carolyn helps riders to find that natural balance that allows for safety of the rider and for enhanced communication with the horse.

Contact Southmowing Stables at 802 257 9100 for information on lessons and instructors.

For more information about Centered Riding® please visit the Centered Riding® website at www.centeredriding.org