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Bairdcroft is unique in that it is not a lesson facility with lesson horses available to outside riders. However, we do have several talented instructors that give lessons to our boarders. We occasionally have horses available for lease if you would like to participate in lessons at our facility. Check out the Lease/Sales page for more information.

Ciara Gustafson

Ciara’s equestrian career began in her homeland of Ireland where she started riding and studying towards her BHS certification. She has experience in horse management and care, along with instruction and competition in dressage and jumping. Based in Michigan for over 20 years, Ciara has ridden with some of the best instructors, including Paul Belasik, Lisa Wilcox and Brad Cutshall, and attended many clinics all over the USA and the "L" judges program series through the USDF. Ciara and her students have been very successful in the national show arena and throughout the local competitions in Michigan. Ciara's strengths are in her attention to detail along with her creativity and caring kindness in her teaching style with students of all ages and ability, as well as a willingness to school a horse to help riders identify challenges and see progress. Ciara is and AIRA Level 2 instructor and is certified through the BHS.



Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn is passionate about bringing a horse and rider to the next level and teaching them a partnership that is fun and successful for both horse and rider. Carolyn rides and teaches a wide variety of disciplines. Although she enjoys competing and coaching riders in competitions, she also enjoys teaching non-competition riders techniques to enjoy their horse every day. She matches the pace of her lessons to that of her students, from fast paced advanced riders to first steps as a beginner rider. Call or text 616-690-2122.

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