About

Iron Valley Equine Center

Our Facility

A premier English riding stable located at the historic East Kilns Farm.

The indoor portion of the facility comprises of a barn with 13 large 12'x12' stalls, a heated bathroom, and heated tack room. An attached 150'x80' insulated indoor riding arena has been redone with new sand footing that is regularly groomed and treated to reduce dust. 

Nine 100'x50' paddocks, eight of which are built with Swedish Equisafe Fencing and frost-free automatic waterers, allow us to offer at least 8 hours of daily turnout, up to 24 hours when weather permits. We also rotate some of the horses through a 5-acre grass field.

 

The outdoor riding facilities include a large grass jump field with both stadium and cross country jumps, a full-sized grass dressage arena, and miles of trails for use by boarders and lessors. 

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Meet head trainer Kate Donis, DVM

Kate Donis, DVM is IVEC's primary instructor. With over 40 years of riding experience, she excels at instilling confidence and knowledge in her students. Kate has experience in several English riding disciplines including hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, and most recently foxhunting. When not riding and teaching, Kate is a practicing equine and wildlife veterinarian.

 

Kate trained as a junior with Jane Grenci, Leslie Miller, Kim Jacobs, Kip Rosenthal, and others. In more recent years she has received instruction from trainers including Boyd Martin, Nona Garson, Scott Keach, Blair Wilmer, Lucinda Green, Gary Duffy, Jeff Lindberg, and Jonathon Millar. 

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