About Our Barn
Montclair Stables was founded by Joe Conoscienti and Nicky Buckingham. Nicky continues to provide the highest level of training within the Eventing discipline, although the property is now under new ownership. Hattie Clark oversees the day to day running of the barn and is available on a daily basis to answer questions and ensure that all the horses are given the highest quality of care.
We like to think of our boarders and students as friends instead of clients and we strive to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere in which people can learn and enjoy their horses.
Our facility includes the following:
Lighted, covered dressage arena with sprinkler system
Lighted outdoor jumping arena, with full course of stadium jumps.
Trails on property and easy access to 26 miles of trails at the Georgia International Horse Park
Cross Country course
12 x 12 stalls
6 wash racks with hot and cold water
Fly spray system
Nicky has been involved with horses all her life and has a wealth of experience both competing and in stable management. She also enjoys teaching both adults and children, in dressage and jumping. Over the last several years, Nicky has trained with Nick Larkin and taken clinics from Ralph Hill. She currently clinics on aegular basis with Ian Stark (five time Olympian from Great Britain). Nicky competes through out the year at USEA recognized horse trials. She is currently the top master level rider. She is a registered USEA ICP candidate and hopes to complete her ICP assessment in the next year.
As well as teaching and training Nicky is involved in helping clients find suitable equine partners. Montclair Stables always has a good selection of proven and prospective event horses for sale and Nicky has many contacts throughout the U.S. and Europe. Please contact us if you are looking for something in particular.
Hattie has been riding and involved with horses all her life. She mainly focused on dressage until finding her way to Nicky and Montclair Stables, where she caught the bug and started eventing. Hattie helps manage the farm and assists Nicky with the riding and teaching.