For the past three years, Carol and Steve have imported several horses a year from Europe, and those horses go into training with Carol and are available for purchase. For more information, see the sales page.


We take great pride in our carefully maintained facility, and even greater pride in our meticulous care of the horses. 

one tempi at a time:

a dressage program for riders of all levels

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! 

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.

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!

Interested in joining the family at Fox Run? Check here for current on-farm leases, or for horses available for purchase! 

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!

For exceptional care in the transport of your equine partner, no one is better than Steve!