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Welcome to Standing Ovation, an idyllic retreat for horses and their riders, offering the luxury of time and space in the sprawling fields, rings and expansive paddocks.
Located only 10 minutes from State College, PA, Standing Ovation is a multi-disciplinary equestrian center that provides boarding, lessons, training and sales.
Created by Adam Armstrong and Lindsay Hafer, Standing Ovation took a multitude of years to build, but was a shared dream for even longer. The feel is private and secluded. The views are magnificent at all times of the day, in every season, from the time the sun rises in the morning to when the mist settles over the fields.
In addressing each detail, they have emphasized quality over quantity, and comfort over veneer.
Standing Ovation is a full service riding and boarding facility where the needs of the horses, and the privacy of our clients, are our priority. Adam & Lindsay think of Standing Ovation as an extension of their home - a gathering place, where clients and their horses are welcomed like they're part of the family.
The farm is laid out on a multitude of fields, trails and paddocks and includes both outdoor and indoor riding rings, with the highest quality riding surfaces. The barn was designed with safety, ease and beauty in mind. All systems and finishes are state of the art and perfectly maintained.
Standing Ovation is dedicated first and foremost to the health and safety of your horses. Our trainers, manager and grooms come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal of providing the best possible experience for both horse and rider. From grand prix to grand plans, you will find the right person and personality at Standing Ovation.
We offer programs for riders of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced. We specialize in basic balanced position, which can be used across a multitude of disciplines. No matter your goals or ambitions, we can help you succeed.
Photo: Erin O'Neill, Courtesy of The Daily Collegian
Standing Ovation is the proud host of Penn State Dressage, coached by Standing Ovation senior trainer & founder, Lindsay Hafer.
Penn State Dressage was founded in 2010 and offers students the opportunity to take lessons in classical dressage. As a member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association, members have the opportunity to compete against other recognized schools. Penn State Dressage is a Region CIDA member, competing against Delaware Valley, Centenary, Cazenovia, Cornell, Rutgers and Wilson.