Known and respected by his peers as a versatile and thorough horseman, Smith Lilly brings many years of experience training show horses. After developing his skills working under the direction of noted horsemen Larry Barbee, Mitch Clark, Nelson Green and Fred Sarver, Lilly returned to his family’s Mercer Springs Farm, which he operates along with his wife Alexandria, and mother, Sandy, as a public training stable specializing in American Saddlebreds. From their base in Princeton, WV, the Lillys have trained crowd pleasing champions in all divisions, including in-hand, junior and amateur riders, young horses and open grand champions. While Saddlebreds are their specialty, the Lillys have experience working with many breeds, including Morgans, Arabians, Hackneys, Fresians and Standardbreds. Smith is also the author of Saddle Seat Horsemanship one of the preeminent books on saddle seat riding and training.
Clinic is open to Performance & Equitation Riders and Drivers with any show horse breed. (Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian, Hackney, etc)
Develop new skills and a plan to reach your personal goals.
Improve your timing, rhythm, balance and mental preparation.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for more that one session.
Space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of payment.
Schedule of events will be available after registration is closed.
$195 for 45 minute private
$150 for 45 minute semi-private or small group
Horse stalls $50 per day or $90 for same horse 2 days
Bedding $8 bag
$25 per day-$45 for 2 day pass