Platinum Stables


11 miles from our current location to, 428 Schauber Rd Ballston Lake, NY 12019. This new location is Platinum Stables at Ballston Lake Equestrian Center! Same great staff and horses that we have always had! A few stalls open to boarders as of September 1st 2013. These stalls are reserved for those clients who plan to lesson and horse show only!
This location under new management (Platinum Stables NOT Schauber Stables)! We are super excited to offer a world of change to the property! Starting with a complete cleaning overhaul, all new fencing, and a huge revamp to the indoor, including windows and MIRRORS! We won't be stopping there either! Keep checking in to see all the changes we will be proud to offer at this amazing property! 
with the
the addition of our trainer Maggie Hapeman!!!


Here at Platinum Stables we offer lessons from the first time beginner, to the seasoned medal maclay, junior/ AO hunter and jumper competitors. Concentrating on learning to ride your horse and recognizing each horse as an individual. Specializing in the customized needs of every horse and rider combo. We travel to A rated shows all over the North East including, Syracuse, St. Clements, HITS, Manchester, Northampton, Lake Placid, Old Salem, Devon, Gardnertown, and a few others.

Platinum Stables always has a variety of sale horses and ponies for sale, and lease, along with consignment services.

Limited boarding is also offered. Please call to see what's available today.


Congratulations to all my students and horses on a great 2013 season!

About owner and head trainer, Erika Guthinger;

Erika has been riding since the age of four.  From there she decided that horse showing was the way to go.  Erika started her A - circuit career at the age of 11 with Betsy and Glen Geary of Shadow Rock farm in Ballston Spa New York.  From there she had the opportunity to train with Olympic level Riders Laura Kraut and Marcia Kulak.  Also training with Jay Shuttleworth, Eddie Ferderwisch, Rick Albertson, and Linda Orton, Erika has well rounded her equine education, from dressage and  jumpers, to hunters and the equitation.  Erika has qualified for, and competed in many national level competitions.  After college, she came to work for her long time mentor Betsy (Geary) Joyce as her assistant trainer. Erika rode and taught for Betsy (Geary)Joyce and Marsha Dammerman of Sand Castle Farm (Saratoga,NY and Wellington, Fla.) living and traveling on the A - Circuit with them.  She also had the unique opportunity to work closely with the great Jay K Shuttleworth, custom bit maker!  Jay sparked Erika's interest in the horses mouth anatomy and the proper uses of bits and bitting.  He taught her so much from the hows and the whys and also started her in interested in her own custom bit making! 2001 Erika started her own farm and training facility, Platinum Stables.  Erika teaches all levels and ages of riders, from the first time beginner to medal and classic winning champions!  Erika runs her farm Platinum Stables out of Charlton, NY.  There she breeds welsh, half welsh and warmbloods.  She also stands Welsh stallion Lianna LS Swagman, and the half welsh stallion Platinum Shadbury.  In addition to breeding she also runs a sale barn operation catering specifically to the show horse market of ponies, hunters, jumpers, and equitation horses.  If you think you would like to join the Platinum team contact Erika at or phone 518-372-4885(farm), (518)428-3203(cell). 


Platinum Stables

Erika M Guthinger, owner and head trainer

20 North Rd

West Charlton, NY 12010

(518) 372-4885 farm

(518) 428-3203 cell

Erika Guthinger

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