We are located at a small, private farm in Honeoye Falls, minutes from Main Street and the HF-L schools. We are even close enough to be a bus stop option for HF-L students. In contrast to larger programs, we offer a unique, club-type feeling with a small herd of horses and a close knit group of riders of varying ages. Our farm is a labor of love and a work in progress, with many improvements already made, and many in the works for the upcoming months. We hope you love our farm as much as we do.
Amy Lear Rodriguez- Owner
Amy Lear is the owner, instructor and trainer of Lear Stables. Amy grew up locally in fairport, riding at several stables in the Rochester area, owning and competing hunter/jumper horses from elementary through high school.
Amy began teaching beginner lessons in high school, as well as taking some dressage lessons, and decided to go in that direction next. Amy attended the University of Findlay and went to their English program with a Dressage emphasis, as well as equine business management. At Findlay, Amy was able to continue her understanding of dressage, learn to properly start and back a young horse, join the IDA team, and meet some great riding professionals and talented horses.
Upon returning to Rochester, Amy decided to open her own riding program for children to learn the basics of horsemanship. From there, Lear Stables had a variety of homes and temporary locations, and a revolving cast of horses, before settling on a permanent location in 2015. It was also on the return to Rochester that Amy decided to pursue an eventing education as a way to combine her love of dressage and jumping.
Sarah grew up in New Jersey where she started taking lessons at a prestigious hunter/jumper barn. When she moved to Rochester in 2001 she continued in the hunter/jumper world showing a lot of young green horses for people. Her focus changed after she bought a straggly OTTB to try eventing. She worked extensively with Lucretia Galbraith to develop a classical dressage foundation and with Troy Wing to better her jumping. Sarah has since then worked with numerous top eventers Including Sinead Halpin, Lucinda Green, William Fox-Pitt, Buck Davidson Jr., and so many more. Sarah has competed in events all over the east coast through training level eventing with numerous top placings and wins including the American Eventing Championships. She is also working towards her bronze medal in dressage. Sarah has 3 horses currently and hopes to get one up to the preliminary level. Sarah began teaching at Lear Stables in June of 2018 and has been a welcome addition to the training team here.
Taylor has over 14 years of horse/riding experience, competing in everything from eventing, jumpers, hunters, and dressage. She started her career as a working student, and continued her education with Debbie Barmaster and Kim Preston. More recently she has shifted her energy to working with young horses, and teaching lessons to advanced beginner through intermediate riders. We are thrilled to share her knowledge and upbeat energy with our students!
The Home Your Horse Deserves
About the farm
Amy and Sarah currently teach 7 days a week, with riders aged 2 through adult. She also spends that time training green horses, riding her personal horses, managing and caring for the horses, maintaining the property, and taking students to clinics, shows, and schoolings.
We’ll offer you both text, email, and phone support. Amy is available to schedule ahead of time for any unique needs and has a lot of experience with riders of all ages.
Amy continues her own riding education with weekly lessons from her coach, Karin Alexander, as well as participate in as many clinics as her schedule allows from the advanced eventing trainers and dressage masters that visit the area.