Transitions Equestrian Center

Rating 4.9 (average of 110 opinions)

We are proud to offer top quality staff and instructors to provide the following services Horse Boarding,Lessons,Training,Clinics,Camps,Shows,Sales. Lessons in Dressage, Reining,West/Eng Pleasure, Jumping, Natural Horsemanship, Trick Training, Driving

Transitions Equestrian Center

Now Open!! Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining. Transitions is a unique facility which offers quality care from our professional customer orientated staff and 4 impeccable instructors! The Equestrian center features a 150’ x 90’ indoor arena, 240’x142’ outdoor arena, 28 stalls with automatic waters, 11 large grass pastures with shelters, 3 modern tack rooms, hot/cold indoor and outdoor wash racks, children’s and adult lounge and viewing balconies coming soon!! Transitions also has many clinics available by top instructors from all disciplines (some led by Olympian medalists) they also provide horse leasing, and events such as birthday parties, weddings, conferences, etc.

Melissa Ashcraft is the owner and head instructor of Transitions. Melissa spent five years as a featured rider traveling with the “World Famous” Lipizzan Stallions show across the U.S., Europe and Canada. She is an upper-level dressage rider trained in classical “Airs Above the Ground” in hand and saddle, 4th level natural horsemanship, problem horse and colt starting, jumper, western, halter, driving and long lining.

Her training methods are a combination of classical and natural horsemanship offered for beginner through advanced levels. Melissa Ashcraft is also a very talented trick trainer and often does exhibition performances. Melissa mostly performs with an outstanding trick trained Friesian stallion named Prodigy. Prodigy and Melissa demonstrate challenging maneuvers such as the Spanish walk, rear, lie down and sit in saddle and much more! They recently filmed in a tribute to the Friesian Horse – 5 part series that will be airing within the next couple of weeks nationwide and in 42 countries for 3 years!! Melissa and Prodigy have also performed in Ohio Equine Affair Fantasia, 2 years in Equine Affair’s Friesian, Chicago’s Noble Horse Theater, MSU and the Valparaiso Stallion Expo!!
Transitions Equestrian Center will be offering lessons training and clinics for horse and riders from beginner through advanced in the following disciplines:
Dressage, English, Jumping, Western, Western Dressage, Natural Horsemanship Showmanship, Trick Training
As well as Horse Sales, Purchase Assistances, Colt Starting to Seasoned Equine Training

Transitions Equestrian Center is located at 2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, Indiana on the Michigan/Indiana boarder.

For further information regarding the equestrian center, please contact Melissa Ashcraft at (269) 923-9088 email at
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    Pet Service, Sports & Fitness Instruction

   (219) 778-9592

      2525 E 850 N, LaPorte, United States


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