Cloverdale Farm is a small five acre farm that is located in Orange County, an hour north of New York City. It is owned and operated by Elizabeth Reese, an Alexander Teacher and dressage rider/instructor.
“The farm is dedicated to the work of understanding balance, integration and presence. I offer lessons in the Alexander Technique as well as lessons on my horses, all focused on the overall integration of use of the student and horse.” - Liz Reese
ALEXANDER LESSONS are for anyone and everyone. (It is not a “riding technique.”) Whether you are suffering from chronic pain or looking to improve your overall functioning, AT lessons can help you achieve your goals.
RIDING LESSONS are for beginners through advanced and focus on seat training.
History of the Name
Cloverdale is named after the beach in Southern Ontario where my family has owned a cottage for three generations. My grandparents bought a small, one room cottage on Lake Erie in the 20’s. Shortly after, more cottages were bought and built, the one room cottage grew and Cloverdale became a haven for our extended family for over sixty years.
A clover symbolizes the pursuit of ease, comfort and prosperity. A dale is a valley. Finding a dynamic ease is at the heart of both dressage and the Alexander Technique. Though our farm sits on the top of Pine Hill, it is in the center of the magnificent Hudson River Valley.
Cloverdale Farm is named in memory of my parents and grandparents, in the hope that the spirit of family will prosper here, bringing both comfort and prosperity to all that visit.