The Florida Dressage Experience Program

Ida Norris

First days of the season.

Florida Dressage Experience Program —The first days of the season have been exciting here at The Florida Dressage Experience Program. FDEP brought the first” horse” for expecting parents
Amanda and Rob Wickes ( baby girl due in February) . Meagan Miller of Tennessee, Sue Ash of Canada and Louisa Mckeon as well as assistant Erika Wollf have started the season strong here, with Mark Norris assisting the program this year.



Wow!!!! Bo Jena with us to work ALL the horses yesterday! So much good work! Thanks Bo!

Wow!!!! Bo Jena with us to work ALL the horses yesterday! So much good work! Thanks Bo!

A Wonderful Change!!!

A wonderful change is about to occur in our lives! Mark and I closed on a lovely small horse farm 503 Mill Pond Road, Benson VT. Yesterday. On conservancy land it overlooks a 20 acres pond. The seven stall stable has a two horse over-flow with outdoor riding ring with good footing and great drainage and lovely hay fields with good pastures. .The view from the house goes for miles with no houses in sight.

Mark will retire from The paper industry and become a self employed electrician and horse trailer repair. His favorite asphalt race tracks are much closer so he will be able to race a good deal more. In addition Mark and I will continue with the Florida Dressage Experience Program wintering in Palm city Florida. We are sad to leave our Farmington, Maine family and friends but excited to start this new adventure!!! Special thanks to Windswept Acres for their great care of our horses as we make this transition! Erika Wolff my assistant will make the move and continue her dressage studies and college in the Vermont area. We are so pleased to have her with us!

We will be open for business and haul-in lessons at 503 Mill Pond Road facility August 15. We hope many of you will drop in to visit and see the place if you are nearby. I will look forward to traveling around Vermont and New York getting to know more folks and doing lessons at other stables so give me a call! Ida 207-578-011.. text works great as the cell phones are really funky in Vermont! 

Ida and Mark Norris
503 Mill Pond Rd. Benson, Vt. 05743
Look for me on facebook: Ida Anderson Norris Lots of photos there

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

We have had a great winter in Florida . While the winter was hard up north we experienced an unusually warm winter down here in Florida. We are just about to head north again . Windswept Acres Farms 539 Townhouse Rd. Rte 41 Vienna will host us this year. We are looking forward to being in Maine and hope you will call for lessons and training 207-578-0119. and/or stop by for a visit. We’d love to see you and have a visit. If you’d like lessons at your farm Ida will be able to travel one or two days a week so call for your appointments now…… Read More in our Newsletter here


Winter: The Florida Dressage Experience Program Palm City, FL.34990
cell 207-578-0119

Summer: Ida Anderson Norris-503 Mill Pond Rd. Benson, VT 05743
res: 802-537-3619 | cell 207-578-0119
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