Canterbury Stables, Cazenovia ... Where your journey is our destination
"Horse and rider working in harmony and balance."
The Asher family of Canterbury Stables LLC purchased in 1999 what had been a dairy farm from the Burke family.
Graciously welcomed and supported by the communities of Cazenovia and greater Syracuse, our family proceeded to design and construct a high-end, radiant-heated barn for an August 2002 opening. In the years since, our commitment to quality and caring remains our highest priority.
Head Trainer Kimberley Asher Dougherty
Head trainer Kimberley Asher Dougherty earned her U.S. Dressage Federation silver medal in 2016 and, in 2017 placed in the Top 3 at the USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championship. Kimberley rode her own Oldenburg mare, Celebration, who she's owned since the mare was 6 months old.
Kimberley has been around horses since she was little. At 4 years old, Kimberley had her first riding lesson under the supervision of her grandmother. She has since spent her life in the horse business, following in the footsteps of generations of riders who have ridden for enjoyment and in competition.
At 13, she kept her horse at Sag Pond Farm in Bridgehampton, Long Island. As a junior rider,
she worked there as a trainer and as an assistant barn manager under the direction of Patrick Rice.
She also volunteered in the local therapeutic riding program. While attending Randolph Macon
Women's College in Virginia, she trained with J.T. Tallon while competing on the intercollegiate
Kimberley has competed on the A circuit in hunter, jumper, and equitation. During her final
semester at Morrisville State College, she was hired as an adjunct professor. She also rode on
the intercollegiate team prior to graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Technology degree
in equine studies.
Since Canterbury opened for business in August 2002, she has developed a strong lesson program for riders of all ages and levels. She has also collected and trained an outstanding group of lesson horses and ponies for client use.Now she will broaden by talents training her own dressage horses, competing at shows and teaching students who are developing their dressage skills.