About Lakeside

Lakeside Stable can help your horse become the partner you desire and help you realize your riding goals - whether they be to win a class at Washington, ride a training level dressage test or overcome your fear of jumping.

 

Located in Upper Montgomery County, within the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, we are just 12 miles from Leesburg VA, 18 miles from Frederick MD, 65 miles from Baltimore MD and 38 miles from Washington DC, making us easily accessible to the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Lakeside Stable is home of the Georgetown University
equestrian team.

 

Lakeside Stable offers custom training programs for horses and riders of all levels.

  • Individual and semi-private lessons

  • 100 x 200 indoor arena

  • Outdoor sand arena

  • Show quality jumps in both our indoor and outdoor arenas

  • Premium hay, feeds and dust free bedding

  • Booting, blanketing, feeding supplements and grooming

 

Lakeside Stable is dedicated to providing the best boarding and training services available.

About Jeff Becker

Jeff Becker has been involved in the Maryland horse industry since the age of 12. During this time, Jeff has trained numerous horses and students to compete successfully in local and rated company. He has also competed extensively himself.

 

Over the years, Jeff has trained with such notable horseman as George Morris, Bob Crandall, Kim Stewart, Klaus Trawneczek and the late Denny Brown, among others.

 

Jeff has a strong work ethic and great respect and love for his horses. He believes in bringing horses along slowly with a great emphasis on flat work and balance.

 

Striving to tailor a program to bring out the best in each individual horse, Jeff's ultimate goal is to produce an athletic, happy, and obedient partner.

 

With respect to students, the emphasis is on developing a true horseman not just a rider. Jeff excels at assisting students address and overcome fear based dynamics in their riding.

 

In addition to enhancing riding skills and techniques, lessons address grooming and handling for the novice; equine psychology, riding theory, and veterinary care for the more advanced student.

 

Jeff believes that the most successful riders are those who understand and appreciate their horses not those who simply ride well.