I started taking lessons with Louise at Mountain Meadow Equestrian center to fulfill a lifelong dream. She has helped me realize that I am capable of much more than I thought, as an equestrian. She has guided me, with compassionate and firm encouragement through lessons where I am challenged and having more and more fun each session.
My first impression of the stable was very clean, organized, and peaceful. It always smells like fresh shavings and sweet hay. The horses are always happy and friendly and have shining coats and bright eyes.
Louise Von Clef takes amazing care of the horses at her stable. It was her complete approach to boarding that gave me the confidence to buy my own horse and board there, even though I myself am very new to horsemanship. She was with me every step of the way. She helped me find an amazing horse with the potential to compete in dressage with me. She accompanied me to examine him, three hours away, and helped me negotiate with the seller on price. She was there when he was delivered, and has done everything for him since his arrival. She schedules his vet visits, his farrier visits, his feeding, watering, turning out and blanketing, and his constantly clean and roomy stall are all part of the amazingly low fee I kind of feel guilty paying each month.
Louise Von Clef even trains my horse for me, alongside her training me, too! It's amazing to see him blossom under her calm guidance. I can really see her connect with him, and make every session with him fun. He is relaxed and confident, and his movements are becoming so breathtaking! She has worked with world champion trainers and it shows!
Not only is the the stable itself impressive, but there is also a huge indoor ring AND outdoor ring with jumps that are available to me 24/7. There are also beautiful wooded trails on the property.
Overall, Louise has done so much for me and I consider her my friend, as well as my teacher. She teaches me much more than riding, she teaches me discipline and good horsemanship above all. I feel so lucky to have found such a horse heaven to share with a horse I never before thought I could ride, much less own! You will not believe what a diamond in the rough this place is, a world class equestrian center in my little town of Maryville, Tn!