IRIDE (Indian River Institute for Dressage and Equestrians) relocated on March 15, 2013, and is now based in Mentone, Dekalb County, Alabama on top of Lookout Mountain. We are a convenient drive from I-59 or US Highway 27 from Georgia.
Mary is accepting new students, and is available to travel to your facility within the Huntsville, AL/Chattanooga, TN/Rome, GA area.
Mary is now a USDF "L" Program Graduate, and is available to judge Dressage Schooling Shows. Please call for availablity.
Call or email Mary today! All the contact information is still the same--
Mary McGuire-Smith is the Instructor/Trainer at IRIDE. She is the first of Alabama's only two American Riding Instructor Association Certified Level III Dressage Instructors.Mary's students have ranged in age from 6 years old to their 70's, and from the first time on a horse through the Intermediare II level. She also teaches riders and trains horses to jump for eventing divisions.
We welcome all persons interested in learning to ride horses, or to increase knowledge and skills. Competitive or not, our focus is on developing a correct foundation in both horse and rider. We build on that foundation according to the individual goals of each rider, whether that is towards local or USDF/USEF or FEI Recognized Competitions in dressage or eventing up to the highest levels, or if it is simply for the pure enjoyment of harmonious interaction between two species.
Please browse through our pages to become familiar with our philosophy and programs. This is a dynamic and informative website, so please check back often for updates and news. please feel free to email us, or contact Mary by phone at 772-473-0528 if you wish further information, or to schedule lessons or services.
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