Our riding program is designed to build and nurture relationships with horses. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, but are united by their passion for horses.
We encourage all types of riding and experiences that include horses and exceptional horsemanship.
Home-Port Stables is very proud of their students. Some riding programs focus on highlighting horse show success as reasons for joining their program. But not us.
Home-Port Stables students are dedicated to developing their relationship with horses. Our "Horses Come First" motto requires students care for their mounts first. This philosophy is a pillar of good horsemanship and a fundamental basis for our training program.
As a result... our students have enjoyed top placements at Hunter/Jumper Shows, Three Day Events, and Hunter Paces. Our junior team was 2019 Virginia Hunter Pace series Champions.
When horses come first... success follows
Nicole Black was born in Charlottesville, Va and Trained by her late Mother, Eleanor Black. As a child Nicole rode with Countess Gyurky from Hungry and follows the Hungarian Riding School Philosphy of riding and training. Nicole has also ridden with Capt. Mark Phillips, Jean Moyer, Todd Trewin, and Dorothy Cromwell.
As as a trainer.... Nicole focuses on developing strong foundation in horse and rider. She focuses on fundamentals of riding. She enjoys working with traumatized horses (and people) starting young horses and retraining horses with behavioral challenges.
As a competitor Nicole has won top placements in Hunter, Jumpers, Equitation, Dressage and Three-Day Eventing. She enjoys Fox-hunting and is a member of Keswick Hunt Club. She also enjoys local schooling shows, trail rides and camping with her horses.
In addition to extensive equestrian training Nicole is an avid sailor and holds a USCG 25T Captain License. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Philosophy, a Master's in Public Administration and Jurist Doctorate Degree.
Since establishing her business in 2018 Nicole has enjoyed watching her students and horses excel in many arenas