Mel Montagano & GaDeva in Wellington, FL


“If you’ve got the right trainer that’s where your investment should be." 

- Carl Hester



 On and off site lessons in New Jersey and surrounding areas.  With a proven track record of producing horses from unbroken to FEI, Mel can help you achieve your goals in the arena.  

Don't own your own horse? No problem! We offer lessons on our PPH USA horses for all experience levels of riders. Contact us today to find out which PPH horse will best suit you!


Success isn't about our own accomplishments that we achieved, but what we can inspires others to do. 


Clinics are an educational opportunity for riders striving to compete at FEI levels. The goal of this clinic is to promote hardworking, talented riders who want to rise to the top. Each clinic includes two days of private lessons, theory sessions and auditing. Priority given to riders ages 12 - 14 competing in  FEI Pony Class, ages 14 - 21 competing in USDF Jr/Yr and ages 21 - 25 competing in U25. 

Eight to ten private lessons each day, approximately 45 - 60 minutes in length.  The cost per lesson is $125 per day.  Clinic hours are generally 8:00am - 7:00pm, with a lunch and theory break.

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Mel Montagano & J'adore La Vie at the Virginia Horse Center
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Want qualifying scores on your horse?

Do you want to sell your horse and have a better show record?

Need coaching at a show?

From Intro to Grand Prix:

$100 Schooling Show per ride 

$150 Recognized & CDI per ride

$100 Coaching per day

Additional Services:

Trailering    Bathing    Braiding   Wrapping    First Aid

"I didn't come here to be average."

                              - Michael Jordon





Unlike most sports, Dressage riders don't receive any funding or win large prize money during competition.  We count on people like you to help provide resources to become Olympians - on and off the arena.  Simply put, you are the TEAM behind our team!


"A winner is a dreamer that never gave up"

                                        - Nelson Mandela

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Purchasing a new horse should be a positive and thrilling experience. But things can go awry if you are purchasing without the assistance of a good trainer.  We specialize in appropriate matches for horse and rider.  We take many variables into consideration before we begin our search such as: your skill level, goals, height, confidence level, training schedule, budget and personal preferences on breeds, gender and colors.  It is important to know that whatever your budget may be, we will find you the perfect horse.  

How Buying Works

1  Search - Search horses without committing or feeling pressure. Browse listings, save favorites and ask questions.  As a buyer, we will prequalify you and the horses before you start trials to be confident the horse is accurately presented and worth the trip to see the horse.  A fee of $100 (not including food & travel if required) is charged for every horse we see together.  If you end up purchasing a horse we find for you, the fee will be deducted out of our commission at the completion of the sale.

2 Trial - Set up a riding trial to ride the horses.  Set up travel arrangements and confirm the details.  Together, we will decide which horses we want to return for a second, or even third, trial ride on the horses that are real candidates.

3 Pre Purchase Exam - The veterinary exam should be set up as soon as possible after the final trial ride.  If you don't already have a vet you're comfortable using we can suggest multiple well-qualified, trustworthy vets in the area. 

4 Offer - Depending on the pre purchase findings, we'll present an offer to get the process started.  As your agent, we're committed to negotiating you the best possible price. 

5 Close - We handle the entire purchasing transaction, from negotiations and paperwork to transport. Once complete, a fee of 10% as the buyer agent commission will be charged.

Ready for your dream horse?  Our team is available 7 days a week with best in class service.  Just call (609) 602-6346 to speak with someone right away.




When the time comes to find your horse a new home you can trust us to make the transition smooth.  We know that you want your horse to find the best home possible while also selling at a price you're comfortable with.  Board and training for your sale horse is $2,200 per month no matter what time of year.  That price includes full care and training.  It does not include veterinary care, farrier services, showing or transport fees.

How Selling Works

1 Evaluation - We conduct an in-depth evaluation of the horse that will help us decide on a price.  It is ideal if the horse comes with all appropriate veterinary records and x-rays.  No ones likes finding surprises during a pre purchase exam.  Variables such as age, training, temperament, rideability, trainability, maintenance required and breeding will determine an appropriate price.  Together we will determine a market price and a bottom line price. 

2 Marketing - We take immense pride in our marketing strategies.  Your horse will have professional quality photos and videos taken that show off their best qualities.  We advertise on all mainstream platforms like Facebook, Instagram,, etc...


3 Trials - Our team will jump through hoops to accommodate a buyer's schedule to ensure they have the opportunity to try your horse.  We beautifully them out to make a lasting first impression.  An appropriate match is our main concern so if at anytime we feel it is not the right combination we will stop the trial.  We stay vigilant to actively promote and present your horse to buyers.


4 Pre Purchase Exam - We are ready and able to assist in whatever the vet needs.  

5 Offer - Depending on what the pre purchase reveals the buyer may try to negotiate the price.  This is where your bottom dollar price comes in. While the ultimate goal is to sell the horse we will not pressure you to accept an offer you're not comfortable with.  Once the price is agreed upon, the appropriate paperwork signed and the funds have been transferred a 10% commission on the final sale price will be charged.

Ready to sell your horse?  Our team is available 7 days a week with best in class service.  Just call (609) 602-6346 to speak with someone right away.

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When it comes to nutrition, your choices matter.  


Your horse's health and performance are directly linked to their digestive system. Whether you are aiming to ride Grand Prix or just trying to raise a happy, healthy horse, it takes a unique combination of genetic potential, superior training, hard work and quality care.  

Whatever your goal, it all starts with solid and consistent feeding program using the highest quality ingredients that deliver performance, health and happiness that your horse deserves.