Press Release For Immediate Release
David Donnelly & French Light Dressage

Photo by Schwarcz Photography
David Donnelly is pleased to announce the opening of
French Light Dressage in beautiful Old Chatham, NY!


French Light Dressage is a full service training & boarding facility located in the Hudson Valley, just 30 minutes south of Albany and 2 hours 45 minutes north of NYC.


David Donnelly, trainer at French Light Dressage, is offering exclusive, full-service boarding & training programs for the competitive & classical dressage horse & rider in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. We have a top-shelf facility with all the amenities and services. FLD is accepting clients who are passionate about the art of dressage! Videos  Facebook
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*    Full Training FLD offers programs tailored toward you and your goals for both competitive & classical riders & horses. Programs range from classical starting of young horses through Grand Prix competitive training as well as Haute Ecole and Airs Above the Ground. Horses & riders benefit from over 30 years of experience including expertise in gymnastic lungeing, classical work in-hand, long reining and pillars. Full training includes 5 times per week, with the option of 3 lessons per week.

*    Young Horse Development Training young horses and starting them under saddle at FLD offers you and your horse the best possible beginning--a solid foundation on which to build. Whether you have a three or four year old you'd like to begin riding, or an older horse that needs a re-start, training by FLD is an investment in your horse's future--as well as in your own!

*    Trailer-in lessons FLD can schedule trailer-in lessons for you at our facility. Professionals and event riders, looking to improve their dressage, are welcomed!

*    Consignment FLD offers sales and consignment opportunities on a limited basis. Our networking & marketing plans are an excellent option for those who need assistance in selling.

*    USDF Show Coaching & Training
FLD plans and attends USDF shows in New England and up-state NY. We provide top-shelf training and coaching for the competitive rider.

*    Clinics Our facility is available for clinics or other horse related events. We can also travel to your facility locally or long distance.

*    Importing We can recommend, locate, & help you purchase top-quality Danish dressage prospects through GP

*    Evaluations FLD is available for recommending next steps in the training process or assisting in purchases

Facility & Boarding

We offer full service board with the best 24 hour care in equine management for "the whole horse"
    *    24-hour on-site staff supervision
    *    12 x 12 airy box stalls with windows, cleaned twice a day
    *    Feed 3 times a day or as needed and grain 2 times a day
    *    Wash stall with hot and cold water & tack room
    *    Lighted indoor with quality, well maintained footing and skylights
    *    Outdoor arena with all-season footing
    *    Round pen
    *    Daily grass turnout (with the exception of Sundays & holidays)
    *    Access to miles of interlocking trails 

    *    Network of sporthorse vets & farriers
    *    We are open 8AM - 9PM on a daily basis

Schooling piaffe, Photo by Schwarcz Photography
About French Light Dressage
David Donnelly brings over 30 years of experience training classical and competitive dressage horses and riders. David trains with a holistic combination of the French classical and modern schools.

"My primary focus is on lightness and relaxed responsiveness for the horse, and for riders to develop sophistication, harmony, and to progress in their riding experience and skills."

Training with David Donnelly is an excellent choice for riders and for horses ranging from young horses requiring a pure foundation to more experienced horses needing a breakthrough into their piaffe/passage work to move through the F.E.I. levels into Grand Prix. French Light Dressage is where the journey begins in the art of dressage. Please call us to learn more!


French Light Dressage
David Donnelly
Dressage Trainer
Cell 949-697-6797
206 Thomas Rd., Old Chatham, NY 12037