Premier HM Equestrian & Sport Horse center moves to New Hope location
“We made the move to the private location right in the middle of the pandemic. We have done our research and have developed protocols that can allow clients to participate in a year-round sport that does not risk unnecessary interaction with others,” said Heather Metz (Owner/Head Trainer)
Guests are comforted by the private lesson appointments that are taken one-on-one with an instructor, but the cleanliness and upkeep of the stables, equipment and horses is immaculate!
“You don’t realize you’re at a very active training stable with anywhere from 20-32 horses living on property and being exercised or trained daily,” Richie Bernard, Owner/Manager states.
Heather will ride anywhere from 2 to 8 horses and teach 6 to 8 hours a day! The couple works 6 sometimes 7 days a week depending what’s on the schedule.
“It’s hard to get her to take a day off.” Richie laughs. “We have two additional instructors working under Heather, but she still remains so involved with all of our clients here. No matter their age, riding level or intensity in the sport she knows who they are and what they are working on in their lessons.
“She’s always popping her head into lessons to make suggestions, finds time to catch up with parents and will make positive comments or cheers to students when she rides by on a training horse,” Richie says.
“We want to make sure you and especially your horse enjoys your time here. And most of all receive the highest level of care and education,” Heather states.
This picturesque location, positive, safe environment and top-notch care are not the only reasons locals have enrolled their kids or left their old facility behind to flock to HM Equestrian and Sport Horse.
New Hope Resident Kelly Marzullo’s has a daughter who is a student at HME and is just one of the many testaments to the uniqueness and professionalism of this Equestrian Center.
“From the very first lesson, Heather has instilled in her that the care and maintenance of the horses comes first, and the riding follows. Over the last two years, my daughter has ridden many different lesson horses and all of them are very well loved and extremely well trained! My daughter truly looks up to Heather as a mentor. Heather and her fiancé Richie have built a family. Everyone works together as a team and it’s just an amazing place to be a part of!”
PHOTO CAP: Front row, left to right, Addie Marano and Carina Marzullo; Center row, left to right, Rylie Sim, Meghan McCallum, Sasha Morgan and Sophia Morton; Back row, left to right, Richie Bernard (owner/manger) and Heather Metz (owner/head trainer).