Trainer Dave Thind Relocates to His Own ‘Aspire Farm’
German-Certified Instructor opens doors in Walpole, MA
WALPOLE, MA - - - German-certified trainer and
biomechanics expert Dave Thind is proud to announce his relocation to his own
‘Aspire Farm’, a state-of-the art, full-service, sport horse training,
rehabilitation and boarding center dedicated to providing the highest quality
environment for discriminating riders and their horses.
Located only thirty-minutes from
Boston, this premier equestrian facility boasts 29-stalls, a 200’ X 70’ indoor
arena complete with new GGT footing and a heated viewing lounge. Also new at the facility are an array of
turn-out options and a walking-track for warm-ups, cool-downs and hill
work. In addition, the farm has direct
access to a system of picturesque and safe trails on conservation land.
After spending years learning from
some of the very best in Germany, co-owner Dave Thind has created a
professional and positive learning environment, meeting the highest standards
that he chooses for his own horses.
Riders and their mounts are recognized as athletes and services are
designed specifically to promote wellness and to enhance performance. Above all, the focus remains the well-being
of each horse, with custom designed training programs, access to equine rehab
equipment and therapies, unmounted biomechanics classes, Feldenkrais based
somatic education for riders and regular clinics with leading experts.
"Dave Thind holds a ‘Trainer A’
license from the German Equestrian Federation. This high level degree is
a Level III, the highest possible, and one step higher than the ‘Bereiter’
title. An International Level III means certification as a Master
Instructor. This level of certification allows Dave to act as an
ambassador for both the principles and correct application of the German
classical system of training,” stated Christoph Hess, Director of Training and Education at the
German Equestrian Federation. "The
panel of judges from our Federation were thoroughly impressed by Dave's
abilities as an Instructor and awarded him an almost perfect score. I
personally wish him much success and commend his efforts to provide classical
training opportunities in the US,” added Hess.
Dave received his solid foundation
in German classical dressage through regular training with some of the best
trainers Germany has to offer including former German Olympic Team Trainer,
Martin Plewa, Brazilian Olympic Team Trainer Johan Zagers and three-time German
Professional Riders’ Champion Hartwig Burfeind. In June 2013, Dave returned
to Germany to train with current German Olympic Team Trainer, Monica
"I have met Dave Thind as a
rider who approaches his horse with respect and fairness. As a German certified
trainer Dave has learned to work horses according to the training scale and is
always focused on the correct and efficient seat and application of the aids. I
wish Dave and Aspire Farm all the best for the future,” attested Monica Theodorescu.
Dave has trained horses up to the
Grand Prix level of dressage and show-jumping. His students have been
successful up to international levels in both dressage and jumping. Many
are successful trainers in their own right. As a popular clinician, Dave works
with riders of various disciplines who seek heightened communication and performance,
based on the German training system and an advanced knowledge of biomechanics.
Dave’s ability to convey complex theoretical concepts and help riders not only
to feel, but also to reproduce improvement, sets this trainer apart.
Dave has taught theory-based courses
in riding and riding-related biomechanics at educational institutions such as
the Westphalishe Reit und Fahr Schule
Trainer School (GER), UMB Agricultural University (NOR), and Tveit
Agricultural College (NOR). Watch for
Dave as a featured presenter at this year’s Equine Affaire in West Springfield,
To celebrate the official
grand opening of Aspire Farm, the farm will be hosting a meet and greet and
clinic with Dave the weekend of October 26-27.
Both days will feature 8 lessons with Dave where he will answer
questions and explain the lessons to auditors.
In addition, Dave will teach interactive lectures during lunch on both
days. Auditing is free for members of
NEDA and CRDA.
For more information, please visit www.aspirefarm.com