Fox Run Dressage is a full service boarding, lesson and training facility located in East Aurora NY, a beautiful rural setting only 20 miles from Buffalo and the Canadian border. Owners Carol Heckman, a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist, and Steve Nelson have extensively upgraded this historic horse farm, and now offer an unparalleled opportunity to hone your dressage skills, train your horse or just enjoy the opportunity to ride in a peaceful bucolic setting. Lessons range from beginner to FEI levels, and everyone is welcome! We also break and train young horses, lay up or overnight horses who are traveling and will lease one of our barns to the right person. Whether you need someone to work with your horse while you are unable to get to the barn, or would like to participate in a lesson and show program, we can tailor an arrangement that is right for you. Please contact us for a tour or for more information!
Clinics & Shows
Our full schedule of clinics for top professionals and our schooling show attract many participants every year.
Training & Riding Lessons
Are you interested in raising the bar on your own skills this year? Fox Run is here to be your support and help give you the tools to succeed!
Horse Sales & Leases
Interested in joining the family at Fox Run? Check here for current on-farm leases, or for horses available for purchase!
We take great pride in our
carefully maintained facility,
and even greater pride in our meticulous care of the
Whether your passion is fox hunting, eventing, jumping or dressage, we believe that every horse and rider can benefit from correct dressage training as a means to optimize both rider’s and horse’s conditioning, muscular development, and longevity. Carol, along with her assistant Amanda, will customize a training program to support each rider’s goals within their discipline, while at the same time stressing the important components of solid dressage foundation training.
From time to time, we offer one of our 8-stall barns for lease to the right trainer who wants the advantages of owning their own facility without the overhead. Jumpers and other disciplines are welcome.
Check with us if there is a spot for you and your business today!
Fox Run Dressage was the proud host of the 2017 USDF L Judge’s Program. DON'T MISS FOX RUN’S CHALLENGE SERIES SCHOOLING SHOW JULY 6, 2019.