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  • Sandra Tritt

    Sandra Tritt Oneida, TN

    I brought my spirited young pony mare to Rachel for training. I couldn't be happier with the results! Rachel treated her with the perfect combination of kindness, respect, consistency, and firmness. She formed a repoire with her which created a foundation of trust from the pony and a willingness to please. I am not able to drive her as often as I'd like to, but thankfully the training she received really sunk in because she's a delight to drive . Thanks to Rachel I was able to do something I'd wanted to do for many years. I highly recommend Riverplains; everyone I met was competent, pleasant and professional.

    I brought my spirited young pony mare to Rachel for training. I couldn't be happier with the results! Rachel treated her with the perfect combination of kindness, respect, consistency, and firmness. She formed a repoire with her which created a foundation of trust from the pony and a willingness to please. I am not able to drive her as often as I'd like to, but thankfully the training she received really sunk in because she's a delight to drive . Thanks to Rachel I was able to do something I'd wanted to do for many years. I highly recommend Riverplains; everyone I met was competent, pleasant and professional.

  • June McQueen

    June McQueen

    Rachel and John trained my 3 year old 6 months ago. I have not taken him out in the cart since he came home last November until today and he did fantastic. Just another example of what great training does.

    Rachel and John trained my 3 year old 6 months ago. I have not taken him out in the cart since he came home last November until today and he did fantastic. Just another example of what great training does.

  • Carole Moss

    Carole Moss Chattanooga, TN

    I highly recommend training your driving horse with Rachel Niceley at RiverPlains. Working with John as well, the horses can get a patient start or a performance tuneup, whatever you need, with the mental state of your horse being top priority. Rachel and her family have worked with me over the last 7 years, training single VSEs, a VSE pair, a Welsh, a Fjord, a Connemara. When a horse is onsite at RiverPlains, they get to see and experience about everything that farm life and a driving horse will see. The greatest asset, in my opinion, is that Rachel and John always give me an honest evaluation of where the horse is when I take him home, what the strengths and weaknesses are, what his potential may be. Thank you Rachel and John and family, I look forward to continuing our partnership!

    I highly recommend training your driving horse with Rachel Niceley at RiverPlains. Working with John as well, the horses can get a patient start or a performance tuneup, whatever you need, with the mental state of your horse being top priority. Rachel and her family have worked with me over the last 7 years, training single VSEs, a VSE pair, a Welsh, a Fjord, a Connemara. When a horse is onsite at RiverPlains, they get to see and experience about everything that farm life and a driving horse will see. The greatest asset, in my opinion, is that Rachel and John always give me an honest evaluation of where the horse is when I take him home, what the strengths and weaknesses are, what his potential may be. Thank you Rachel and John and family, I look forward to continuing our partnership!

  • June McQueen

    June McQueen Limesone, TN

    I was thoroughly impressed with Rachel and John's passion for training. Their skills and above all their patience and ease to work with are to highly commended. They got my 3 year old boy Finley driving beautifully and I am looking forward to many dives with him in years to come. I recommend them to everyone I can bring the subject up to. Very nice and honest family. What a find!

    I was thoroughly impressed with Rachel and John's passion for training. Their skills and above all their patience and ease to work with are to highly commended. They got my 3 year old boy Finley driving beautifully and I am looking forward to many dives with him in years to come. I recommend them to everyone I can bring the subject up to. Very nice and honest family. What a find!

  • Ron Cowan

    Ron Cowan Knoxville, TN

    Rachel and John have done exceptional jobs on 3 of our horses ( Pubcrawler, Fusilier and Chriona) and one driver (me). They provided riding and driving training for our two 5 year old geldings who had been pasture ornaments and breeding stallions earlier in their careers. The gentle nature of their training regimen produced happy partners in both disciplines.We could not be more pleased with our horses or with Rachel and John. When visiting our horses during training or taking one of our trail rides on their lovely property we felt more like family than customers. I really do not know how you could ask for any more than Rachel and John provide as a matter of course.

    Rachel and John have done exceptional jobs on 3 of our horses ( Pubcrawler, Fusilier and Chriona) and one driver (me). They provided riding and driving training for our two 5 year old geldings who had been pasture ornaments and breeding stallions earlier in their careers. The gentle nature of their training regimen produced happy partners in both disciplines.We could not be more pleased with our horses or with Rachel and John. When visiting our horses during training or taking one of our trail rides on their lovely property we felt more like family than customers. I really do not know how you could ask for any more than Rachel and John provide as a matter of course.

  • Marlene

    Marlene California

    We are throughly enjoying Ani. She is a pleasure to be around and has captured our hearts with her willing ways and kind spirit. Happy driving!

    We are throughly enjoying Ani. She is a pleasure to be around and has captured our hearts with her willing ways and kind spirit. Happy driving!