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"I wanted to write and thank you for the great experience I enjoyed at your instructor, was phenomenal.  She was friendly, patient and obviously very passionate about ECETC and the horses...I was delighted to share the morning with your center."

"...Whether it is from Sharon and her vast knowledge or her kind and caring staff, I never have to worry about Boomer because I know that he is in the best hands in the area."

"...He is truly the best horse ever, not even a million dollars could buy me a better horse." (referring to Romeo who was bred at ECSH)
Featured Horses
for sale

All the Right Moves
Dutch Warmblood
17hh Gelding

All The Chrome
Dutch Warmblood
16.2hh Gelding

We sell many horses
on consignment.
If you are interested in selling your horse, give us a call!

About Sharon and the History of ECETC - ECSH

Sharon Golesh has had a life long love of horses. She has been successfully riding and competitively showing horses since 1972. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The more Sharon became involved in horses, the stronger her desire to make her dream of breeding an exemplary sport horse become a reality, one that would have the swift speed of a Thoroughbred and the powerful strength of a Dutch Warmblood.

Construction began on a 28 stall breeding, training and boarding facility in 1993.

East Coast Equestrian Training Center (ECETC)

East Coast Equestrian Training Center, Inc., (ECETC) was designed to provide all aspects and disciplines of horse care and training. This includes Hunter, Jumper, Dressage and Eventing. Horses are also started at various levels of training, including unstarted, green and made. Lessons are also provided for the beginner, novice and seasoned eventer, hunter, jumper and dressage rider. It was no wonder boarders were filling available stalls.

Some of the best boarding care on the east coast is at ECETC. Sharon makes it a point to look out for the welfare, physical fitness and treatment of all horses and is very selective who works in her barn. TLC is first and foremost. Her staff is well versed in equine care. They, like Sharon, are very conscientious about their work and care for boarders' horses. It is no wonder the barn stays full most of the time!

With her ever-growing success in breeding Dutch Warmbloods, along with increasing requests for boarding, Sharon outgrew her first barn.

East Coast Sport Horses

She purchased a second barn dedicated to breeding the Dutch Warmblood Sport Horse which brought about the creation of "East Coast Sport Horses, LLC" (ECSH). ECSH breeds strength, speed and discipline with Olympian, imported and excellent performance lineage. ECSH has some of the finest, well bred, disciplined Sport Horses on the east coast with horses already stretching the globe from Hawaii to Germany.

One of the first foals born in the barn was "Olympic Dreamer."  Aptly named, she was the beginning of the dream for Olympian horses. "Dreamer" is by "Arthos."  Arthos was selected for the Irish Jumping Team and subsequently exhibited in the 1996 Olympic Equestrian Games in Atlanta.

"Dreamer's" lineage came through quickly at a young age.  She won top 10 yearling at Devon her first time out! Then she won "Best Young Horse," again at Devon. In 1999, Dreamer was ridden by Aaron Vale at the International Hunter Futurities' "International Competition - The Kentucky National" in the Over Fences Conformation and finished in the top 10!

1996 brought a colt to ECSH, "Prosperity," (aka Fortune) that would begin the breeding of an outstanding Sport Horse. He is by "E'Sop's Fable" who tied for the 1994 GTE High Jump record of 6'6 with a 5' spread at Huntington Beach, CA.

Fortune has become a proven stallion.  His prodigy have already proven their heritage through their conformation, disposition and successful talent in the show rings. The temperament in each of them is wonderful. All youngsters have been imprinted from birth and have inherited the laid-back, well-balanced nature of their sire.

Since then other mares have arrived. They have brought well-known lineage with them; such as Consul, Nimmerdor, Oldenburg and Arthos, as well as their own successes in the Hunter, Jumper, Dressage and Eventing arenas.

Newest Facility
Knowing the potential of the Sport Horses being produced at ECSH, Sharon and her foals, along with her students from ECETC, can be found traveling the show circuit throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  In 2003, the collective success of ECETC and ECSH gave Sharon cause to grow yet again.

This time, her dream has become a reality, a combination of both training and breeding under one roof on almost one hundred acres of land, a grand facility to further the knowledge and sport of riding, showing, boarding and breeding quality sport horses!

Sharon's dream of a great equestrian facility broke ground September 2003. The facility houses the breeding, training, and boarding aspects along with an enormous attached indoor riding arena. It is also a host facility to many equestrian-related events, such as shows, riding clubs and clinics. The growth of the facility was one of pride to all who were a part of it and was well worth the wait!

East Coast Horse Show Association (ECHSA)
In 2005, keeping the fun in local shows while maintaining the rules and competitiveness, Sharon created the East Coast Horse Show Association (ECHSA). Membership grew remarkably with over 100 members the first year and continues to grow with each subsequent show and year. While membership is not required to show, the divisions include the Hunter, Jumpers, Equitation and Medal disciplines with points accumulating toward ECHSA year-end awards and VHSA Associate year-end awards.

Come watch us evolve!
Since coming to the new facility, Sharon continues to upgrade with wonderful, new pastures, riding rings, paving roads, cutting trails, streamlining where possible. Having a full service equestrian facility means work never ends and new dreams can become realities. Seems like every time we turn around there is something new going on at ECETC! If you haven't seen us in awhile, come back and take a look, it just keeps getting better and better!

Sharon is proud to be marketing athletic horses from suckling to made, many with Olympic lineage. It is no surprise they are bred in the State of Virginia where some of this country's greatest horses come from.

Sharon's reputation as a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable equestrian is ever-growing.