85 Sheddsville Rd. Brownsville, VT 05037
Jill started riding at the age of six in a program similar to the one she now offers. Her early interest in riding has guided her professional and educational choices throughout her life.
Jill moved to Vermont in 1984 and has trained professionally for over two decades in jobs that varied from Eventing, to Driving, to Competitive Trail. She began working with riders in 1988, helping students of all ages and abilities progress in their skills. During this period, she continued to pursue her own equine education as well, completing the USDF Instructor Certification Program, obtaining her bronze medal, and graduating from the ‘L” Program for dressage judging.
She graduated from Smith College with a degree in biology and an environmental concentration. Recently, she taught classes in the Equine Program at Vermont Technical College. She continues to take classes focused on her professional and personal interests.
Jill’s knowledge and experience make her well-suited to work with riders and horses of all ages and levels. Through it all, she has never lost sight of her primary focus: excellence in training and teaching.
Delaney Stables is a 17-stall barn with a beautiful indoor arena. Located in West Windsor, Vermont, this hillside facility provides space where horses and riders receive training tailored to meet their specific needs. Jill designed and built Delaney Stables in 2004, and has operated out of this facility ever since.
Leigh Callahan, a grandparent from Cornish NH, has this to say about Jill's program:
"My young grand daughters have been taking riding lessons at Delaney Stables for several years. From the very
beginning, they were welcomed and made to feel part of the stable environment, learning the basic skills of currying,
tacking up the pony, and riding. Jill’s excellent and upbeat instruction is especially effective with children, but I’ve
spoken with adult students who are equally pleased. Jill is sensitive to her students’ moods on any particular day,
and effectively focuses their attention on the lesson at hand. The girls have learned to be responsible for a 1,000
pound animal, and to control and appreciate the ponies they ride. In the process, they have developed confidence
and respect. At this point, our grand daughters are gleefully cantering around the arena, and controlling their
ponies with increasing skill. I highly recommend Jill Delaney and Delaney Stables for anyone seeking equestrian