Robert Costello

Robert and his horses are becoming a summer staple here at Birch Hill Farm and we always look forward to have him share his expertise with both our resident horses as well as his own students. Robert, a seasoned event rider and trainer, mastered an 8th place finish at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and earned a team gold medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games. In addition, he has earned top placements at Fair Hill, Rolex Kentucky and Burghley.

We are happy to have him here in Vermont.


Jane Ashley

Jane has been coming to instruct dressage at Birch Hill Farm for the past 6 years. Being a resident of Vermont, she is available year round. She has trained several horses to Grand Prix level. She has earned USDF bronze and silver medals. She is a USEF “r” judge and teaches all levels.

Her focus is on the basics; developing a horse’s balance and gaits with emphasis on straightness and suppleness; improving a rider’s position and use of seat to ensure correct and effective application of aids.