• Whoa Nellie Equine Services

  • Whoa Nellie Equine Services

  • Whoa Nellie Equine Services

We train all ages of riders as well as work with and train different breeds and problem horses in South-Central Pennsylvania. Our passion is the Arabian horse.


Professional training plans and training techniques are custom-prepared for each student and/or horse.

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Riding lessons are provided by a qualified instructor with an educational degree in equine studies, elementary education and special education.

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Our Horses

Horses available for lessons, breeding and sales

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Our Location

We are 25 minutes from Mercersburg, PA, 35 minutes from Chambersburg, PA, and 45 minutes from Carlisle, PA. We are only 2 miles from the PA Turnpike Willow Hill Exit. The area is loaded with trails, trees, and breath-taking mountain views.

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I took my purebred Arabian mare, Secret, to Cindy for a month of training and to work on selling her. Secret had a good start on her under saddle but still needed some finishing touches. Cindy did lots of desensitizing work with Secret to get her more used to things. She also worked with Secret on bending and encouraging her to relax under saddle. After only a month of being in Cindy’s care, Secret really transformed, she became much more relaxed on the ground, as well as with tack. For instance, one day when we went to visit Secret, Cindy hoisted a big western saddle on to Secret’s back and she didn’t even flinch. Prior to going to Cindy’s Secret minded just when I would put my light English saddle on her back, she’d fidget around in the cross ties and just simply wouldn’t stand still. Cindy did a great job helping Secret to learn how to relax and stand quietly to be saddled, as well as further developing her canter work and teaching her to bend and give to the bit. She was always patient with Secret and did an excellent job keeping me updated on her progress; she sent pictures and videos often to ensure my girl was doing well. Cindy also helped me to find Secret a perfect home, one in which I know Secret will receive lots of love and be spoiled. Most importantly, Cindy was so friendly, laid back, and outgoing which is sometimes so difficult to find with horse people. I highly recommend Cindy to anyone looking for a trainer for either themselves or their horse. She is very knowledgeable with horses and just an all-around pleasant and professional person to be around and work with.