Karen Whitman


Karen brings 26 years of horse experience and 15 years of training experience to Singletree Farm. She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a BS in Animal Science. 
















Karen and Hidde Te R at

Autumn Hill June 30, 2007.


Karen brings her enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to her training, showing and coaching program.  


Karen coaching a student for

the 2007 Spring Schooling Show.


She continues her education through clinics to produce the best in competition and assure her clients achieve their goals.  She participates in USDF Instructor/ Trainer and Judges Forums, and trains regularly with Sue Halasz.  She has ridden with Conrad Schumacher, Kathy Connelly, Jane Savoie and Christine Traurig.  





Karen in a clinic with Sue Halasz at Singletree.


She and her students have won numerous high point, regional and national awards in the dressage arena. 







Karen and Hidde Te R in a victory lap

at Championships October 2007.


To contact Karen for lessons or training, send an email to kwhitman68@yahoo.com

Here is what Karen's students have to say about her:

     I can't say enough good things about training with Karen Whitman.  She is always prepared for each lesson, somehow having found time to think about my current challenges and how to help me succeed.   She expects me to work up to my potential and strive for repeatability when we get something right.  She makes me push the envelope, but is also relentless in trying to find new ways to help me move ahead and master a particular challenge.  She makes even the tough times in dressage seem manageable and fun.  She has as much energy for her students late in the day as she does for the first one in the morning. She knows when to encourage and when to push.   I can't imagine a more committed and caring trainer. 

- Beth     


     My horse and I began working with Karen in 2003.  With patience, good humor, and a discerning eye for detail, she took us back to basics and has brought us past what I ever hoped we could achieve.  

                                - Susan


     Karen has been my instructor for 10 years. She is first and formost a great teacher, rider and businesswoman.  She is a no nonsense, down to business,  lets learn, and accomplish (while having fun) teacher/trainer. She treats all her students/clients the same, no matter their riding level or current goal.  Karen is always giving me 100% of herself during my lessons. Best of all,  Karen is still a student herself and is continuously looking for ways to improve her skills in riding and teaching in order to reach her own set of goals, while her students hang on to her coat tail.

                                                                               - Mary


     I enjoy riding with Karen because she lets me laugh during my lesson.  I'm so excited with the progress I've made with her as my teacher and I've had tons of fun along the way.  More importantly, my horse really likes her too.

- Christi




To contact Karen for lessons or training, send an email to kwhitman68@yahoo.com