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Peter Near & Adrie Hoogsteen
(908) 246-0221 / 0217
(908) 832-7006
Adrie has never given up her childhood love of horses: she is an FEI dressage rider and USDF Bronze and Silver medalist. 

In the past she has worked with such well known trainers as P. Michael McCarthy, Margaret Gafford, Carol Lavell and Mike Poulin.   Her long term trainer is Master Trainer Leif Sorensen of Denmark--Leif was short-listed for the Danish team with the stallion “Rambo” in 1998 and was Danish team alternate in 2000. Once appointed as the Senior Trainer of the Norwegian Team, he has trained many Scandinavian Grand Prix and youth riders to international competition—for example, his student Anne van Olst-Koch to the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Leif runs his own training facility in Denmark and is a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club.  More recently Adrie works with Heather Blitz--2011 Pan Am Games Individual Silver Medalist & Team Gold Medalist, as well as Scott Hassler--the USEF's National Young Horse Coach since 2006. 

Adrie’s horses have won local and regional titles--she rides, trains, teaches 
and raises quality Danish Warmbloods with her husband, Peter Near, at their Nearfield Farm in Califon, NJ.

Adrie’s students range from rank beginner through adult amateur, ages 5 – 70’s. She feels that her strongest talent as a teacher is as a horseman and a technician--to produce a knowledgeable, confident & proficient rider.
Nearfield Farm Offers:
Classical riding instruction—beginner through advanced, kids & adults, with USDF Bronze and Silver medalist Adrie Hoogsteen
  • 20 x 40 mirrored dressage arena
  • 12 x 12 box stalls
  • Heated wash stall
  • Heated tack room
  • Private & semi-private turnout
  • Easy access to Christy Hoffman Farm    Park—a passive recreational park with streams, natural and cross-country obstacles, open fields and trails that connect to the well-maintained and extensive Tewksbury Trail Association system
  • Lessons on your horse or on a school-master
  • Full Training
  • School-master leases
  • Beginners very welcome
  • Off-farm clinics
  • Show coaching
  • Trailer-ins welcome 
  • Limited full and training board available