Tena Frieling and Royal Heir
2014 Reserve National Champions, 2nd Level Open
Photo Credit: Bob Tarr

Welcome to Centennial Acres Equestrian Center, a dressage training and boarding facility in the beautiful west Michigan community of Holland. We pride ourselves in being both a family oriented facility and a serious dressage training barn for both rider and horse.

Our students regularly achieve high honors at both USDF and local ADA schooling shows. The CAEC training program involves individualized training for each horse and rider as well as numerous opportunities to participate in clinics with top dressage professionals.

The utmost care and concern are put into each of the horses in our facility. Specialized feeding, daily care and ample turn out  are part of the package, and we partner with the some of the best vets in our state.


Whether you are a beginning rider or want to move up the levels, Centennial Acres Equestrian Center has something to offer you. Our facilities include two natural-light, well ventilated barns with tack rooms and wash racks, daily turnout paddocks and pastures, two outdoor arenas and one 70 x 200 indoor arena, all on approximately 10 acres.


Our goal is to provide the highest quality care for your equine partner while assisting you in reaching your riding goals. We take pride in providing professional services for our clients in a family oriented and team atmosphere.

  • Training– At Centennial Acres, we provide training options that can be specialized to meet the needs of each horse and rider. We offer full and partial training packages, or individual riding lessons on your horse or one of our school horses. Our desire is to provide you and your horse with the best tools and training in order to meet your goals as a rider.
  • Clinics– In order to offer our clients the best in training and instruction, we also provide several opportunities during the year to participate in in-depth clinic instruction with outside clinicians. We have worked regularly with Catherine Haddad Staller and Patrick Tigchelaar. We also attend clinics and symposiums that we feel would be beneficial to our students, recently working with Eddie Dewolffvanwesterrode, FEI5* judge from the Netherlands.
  • Showing– Each summer we attend a full schedule of both USDF and ADA shows. We give our students a show experience where learning, team work, and meeting competition goals go hand in hand. Often a majority of our students qualify to participate region 2 championship classes and achieve success there.  The highlight of our 2014 season was when Tena, riding Royal Heir, finished as Reserve Champion 2nd Level Open at the Dressage National Championships, and one of her students finished 6th in the Adult Amateur Training Level Championship. Contact us about joining our team!