WHO WE ARE
CLONMEL FARM, located in Newtown Square, PA, is a home to horses, their owners and their riders, providing a welcoming environment that supports the training and education of students and boarders.
We have a drama-free environment that focuses on the needs of the horses, safety and training methods that result in an understanding between horse and rider so each can fulfill their potential. Using methods that make the horse’s job easier for them, instead of forcing them to rush their education, builds a strong foundation to create happy, willing long term partners.
Clonnmel offers boarding, training board and lessons. Students have the opportunity to show both locally and at “A” rated regional competitions. Situated on 75 acres, the farm backs up to Ridley Creek State Park offering miles of trails for riders of all levels.
Our mission is to provide you with the peace of mind that your horse is well cared for, comfortable and happy.
DANA BELIEVES strongly in providing her students additional opportunities to enhance their training. These include (but are not limited to); Palm Partnership clinics on the farm, fox hunting trips to Ireland, trail rides through the state park, cross country hacks at various locations, trips to Florida to train at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Florida, training with Dana’s trainers (Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossilon, two of the nation’s top riders).
For the past 8 years, Dana has led a trip to the Birr Equestrian Center in Birr Ireland. These vacations include breathtaking treks in the mountains, lessons, and, for the more experienced riders, fox hunting in the Irish countryside.
“New experiences offer students new perspectives and help to reinforce skills learned at home. Plus these trips are fun!” says Dana.
“Dana is the best tour leader. She makes sure not only that our horseback riding adventures are great but that the whole trip is fun for everyone.” - Ginny Simon (CLONMEL adult student)