Farm Philosophy

It is the goal at Queen Hive Farm to teach our students the rewards of skilled riding and the proper handling of horses. Few joys in life can compare with a harmonious relationship between rider and horse. Of course, there are responsibilities associated with riding and handling horses, and we teach those skills as well. Respect and proper care for the animal are paramount at Queen Hive Farm.

We know our students want to learn more about horses and riding - and to have a good time doing it. Therefore, we strive to make every experience fun and educational.

However, we must emphasize that no skill is learned overnight. A beginner can't "learn to ride" in a month, or even a year. In fact, even an equestrian with 20 or 30 years of riding experience doesn't know it all. Learning to ride is a never-ending journey with many challenges and infinite rewards. At Queen Hive Farm, we are happy to share the journey with you.

About the instructor/trainer:

Jennifer Cording is a Shore native with nearly 35 years of riding and horse-care experience. She learned the basics of hunt seat, saddle seat and western riding, and the art of showing horses, under longtime local instructor Mary Ann Bradley.

As a young adult, Jennifer furthered her education in the hunt seat and saddle seat disciplines under Kathleen Peeples of New Jersey and Scott Thacker of North Carolina, both world-caliber trainers and instructors with multiple world and national championships to their credit. Kathleen showed Jennifer's home-trained Morgan, JW Millionaire, to six national and world titles in 1996 and 1997. Jennifer has extensive show-ring experience, and has won on a regional level. She has trained numerous horses of many breeds, including green and very young horses.

A bachelor's degree in education and several years of classroom teaching experience add to her ability in instructing riders. Jennifer combines the skills she has learned from many people (and horses!) to teach her students and train her horses. She believes there is no single "right" way to teach a rider or a horse, as long as the result is respectful and successful for both and does no harm to either.