"I have had the privilege of riding with Sarah for 7 years, her breadth of knowledge, compassion, attention to detail and professionalism are unparalleled in the horse industry. I began as a lesson student "re-learning" how to ride as an adult, with Sarah's patient instruction and guidance I progressed from weekly lessons at the walk/trot to owning my own horse and competing in the long stirrup division at small local shows to the Adult Amateur Hunters at rated shows across NC and SC. She is an excellent instructor and coaches in a way that is encouraging and motivating but at the same time she is always honest and straight forward. The quality I love most about Sarah is how she puts the welfare of our horses above anything else, she places as much emphasis on horsemanship in her program as she does actual riding skills. When it comes to purchasing and selling a horse there is no one more honest and trust worthy. Sarah has an excellent eye for horses and knowing what type of horse is best suited for her particular, individual student. She always keeps what's best for her client (or horse) at the forefront of her decisions, even if whats best for her client does not benefit her financially. She is happy to work with any budget and is excellent at teaching a child who dreams of pony finals to an adult that just wants to enjoy riding and compete locally. Returning to horses as an adult has been so rewarding and such a blessing because of the family friendly and drama free environment that Sarah and Amy have created at Gables Run. I have been challenged physically, mentally and emotionally and grown so much from all my experiences, I have made incredible friends and I could not live without my "barn family." I would highly recommend Gables Run to anyone who is passionate about horses and wants to learn how to ride or become a better rider and deepen their knowledge and understanding of horses in a positive, uplifting and family friendly environment."
We are happy to call Gables Run Equestrian Center home for our two horses. The excellent training and care taking are second to none. The barn staff is always monitoring the condition and health of your horse so you never have to worry. Our young daughter has greatly improved her riding ability, and is so excited to see the goals her and her trainer have set reached. This is a family of riders and trainers that care about safety and fellowship of each rider and truly support everyone to the fullest. The lesson horses are perfectly paired to the ability of each individual which makes for a productive and confidence building lesson for both young and older riders. The owners, trainers, riders and staff at GREC have exceeded our expectations and proven themselves to be exceptional role models. We have found exactly what we were looking for in the care of our horses and the lesson environment for us and our child.
I first contacted Sarah to send my horse to her for training. After 30 days of training and the couple of lessons I took with her, I decided to stay and continue taking lessons with her. I can say that it was one of the best decisions for me and my horse. The Gables Run family, and show family is so friendly and welcoming, whether it's at the barn or at the shows. Sarah has taught me so much within the couple years I have been riding with her and I cannot thank her enough for all she has done. Sarah has helped me and my horse progress and learn so much in the past couple of years, and has helped me grow as a rider. I would not be where I am today without the help of her, and I can't wait for the many more years to come!
As a horse mom, Gables Run Equestrian Center and instructor Sarah Nelson are my treasures. Sarah is hard-working, dedicated and talented. My daughter has been with Sarah at Gables Run for seven years. Sarah is an extraordinary young woman and we are blessed to know her and have her as instructor/trainer. Sarah is a fantastic role model and coach for life's lessons and care for horses. Sarah treats each rider as an individual, coaching in the most effective way to bring out a riders best. Sarah's style and training is successful and well balanced with horse and rider. She's able to explain, describe and demonstrate movements and body position clearly. Sarah is passionate, and the welfare of the horse is number one. Gables Run Equestrian is for beginner riders to novice and experienced hunter/jumper riders. Sarah is confident, educated, talented, enthusiastic and a professional at all levels. If you would like to achieve and learn, Gables Run Equestrian Center is the place!