In Harmony With Horses

New England Center for Horsemanship is an instructional, training and boarding facility that specializes in the training, riding and keeping of horses in the most natural way possible. NECH is located in Guilford, Vermont.

Heidi Potter is a Natural Style Trainer and Centered Riding© Instructor/Clinician. She is a Master Level CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Instructor/Clinician and a "HAAT" (Horse Agility Accredited Trainer) for the International Horse Agility Club and offers training and competitions in the exciting new sport of Horse Agility.

Heidi also shares her knowledge with horse enthusiasts by presenting at international conferences and expos around the country.


Heidi Potter Heidi Potter is a professional horsewomen who is well known and respected for her clear, kind and consistent style of teaching and training. Horses and humans alike benefit from her extensive knowledge and gentle approach. As a natural style trainer she specializing in the gentle and progressive way of working with horses. Her ability to read the horse and then progress with calmness, clarity and consistency has proven successful in building trusting and respectful partnerships between horses and their humans.

As a Level III Centered Riding Clinician Heidi skillfully assists students of any level and discipline to find improved balance, comfort, communication and confidence in the saddle. Use of this mind/body approach results in a horse that is more relaxed and responsive to his rider.

On the ground and in the saddle Heidi teaches the skills necessary to do more with less, always using as little pressure as possible but as much as necessary. Her work promotes progression towards riding bitless, working at liberty on the ground and supporting the horse by communicating in a way that he can understand. More >

Heidi Potter receives Trainer Accreditation from The International Horse Agility Club

Heidi Potter has received Trainer Accreditation from The International Horse Agility Club and is now one of 11 Accredited Trainers in North America. Horse Agility is an exciting new sport that offers a safe, fun and unique competition experience for humans and horses of various ages, levels, abilities and breeds.
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Improve Communication, Develop Trust and Build a Lasting Bond with Your Horse
Check out our videos!
Heidi and Whisper in the May 2012 Horse Agility Liberty Class
Heidi and Whisper in the May 2012 Horse Agility Class 2
Heidi riding Fort Knox in a qualifying video for the 2011 Equine Affaire Versatility Horse & Rider Challenge. Fort Knox is in training with Heidi and owned by Michael Charles of Townshend, Vermont.
Deb and Scout do the June 2012 Horse Agility Class 2

 

Centered Riding / Natural Horsemanship Series
Alamosa, Colorado

September 1-3, Labor Day Weekend: Join us for this special opportunity to learn skills that will help you interact in a more positive, calm, clear and consistent manner with your equine partner.

These three one-day sessions are designed for riders of all levels and disciplines -- pleasure trail riders to seasoned competitors of any sport; all breeds of horses are welcomed.

  • Sept 1: The Rider
  • Sept 2: The Horse
  • Sept 3: The Partnership

Click here for clinic details and registration.

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Individual problem solving sessions, on the ground or under saddle, are available before or after most clinics.

Boarding Available
We are now taking applications for 3 open boarding spots at our new facility. Contact Heidi for more information

Keeping 'centers' aligned through the turn.
Photo courtesy of Betsy Lynch / Perfect Horse
Horse Agility - at liberty

Liberty work with Crystal Gait's stallion, Homegrown
Softening the arm
Developing Feel
"Squaring up" in Colorado
Heidi Potter Natural Horsemanship
New England Center for Horsemanship, 761 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301
802-380-3268; potter5@sover.net