TESTIMONIALS ON THE BAY HARBOR EQUESTRIAN CENTER AND STAFF:
"I am writing on behalf of Susan Klimas. My self and my daughter, Lily, started working with Susan approximately one year ago when she was an instructor at Rising Hope Riding Center in Harbor Springs. My daughter Lily immediately formed a bond with her as did I. It was because of this bond, friendship and Susan's spectacular teaching ability that we followed her to the Bay Harbor Equistrian Club. We have had a great experience since we have been riding there. The staff has been more than helpful and friendly. We both look forward to coming to the barn every week. I recently helped out with a Pony Camp at BHEC, which my daughter also attended. Susan was great with all of the kids. The parents and the kids raved about their experience with her. Susan is very in tune to her riders and their capabilities as riders. My daughter loves horses and horseback riding because of Susan. Neither one of us would be riding if it weren't for her."
"As fall approaches, I look towards another move of my horse Cowboy from my home in Harbor Spring to your facility at Bay Harbor. It is bittersweet to take him away from my home, but comforting to know he has such a great home to go to for the winter. Your staff took such great care of him last winter. I never worried when I traveled. The level of training I am able to receive at your facility as well as the exercise he can receive while I'm gone, help me so much and keep him in great shape all winter. Your facility is beautiful, warm for tacking up and you offer a great group of gals to ride with as well! I love it at BHEC and thank you all for doing such a great job!"
"You can't beat the facility, the view, the peaceful barn and animals, and the welcoming staff and people. But the real reason that I fell in love with riding again, which includes my adoration for the time I choose to spend time at the barn is because of Susan as my trainer. She (like you) has a passion for horses and animals and has always treated everyone with complete professionalism and respect. She has helped me grow as a person both on and off a horse. She is teaching what she loves, and what she knows, and is always eager to share with others. I feel so lucky. In addition she brings an edge as a trainer that is unique in that she pushes you consistently to learn and grow but always takes into consideration of what is best for the horse. For In addition my experience riding up north is that Bay Harbor is lucky to have someone like Susan with hunter/jumper experience and with a passion for sharing and teaching. Thanks so much for giving her the opportunity to be there full time. It has been a great beginning to my equestrian journey and I can't wait to see what is next for me! You have made my transition moving up north and being here full time easier due to your kindness and passion. Thank you and please thank your staff for making it an amazing place to be and to share with family and friends!"
"We would like to Thank BHEC, Leah, and Staff for the last year. We have gone full circle from other local barns back to BHEC. This has been the most enjoyable year due to the cooperation and effort of the current staff. Also the present boarders and staff have worked well together to make the environment fun and productive . We have brought other horse friends to the barn and they are amazed by the facility but also how the staff works hard and efficiently always willing to help if asked. We thought it was time to give some credit to Bay Harbor Equestrian Club, Leah and staff in making the barn the best and most enjoyable in Northern Michigan."