Training, Boarding, Sales in Murrieta, CA 92562
We are a private gated facility offering full or part time training for dressage horses, lessons, coaching at shows, and social activities. The facility offers box stalls with runs attached, Covered Arena with irrigated synthetic Pro-Ride footing groomed daily, sound system, optional all day turn out, and miles of trails. We also have a limited number of outside paddocks available. Beginner through FEI level instruction is available by Niki Hall. Trailer in's are welcome. We are located in the beautiful La Cresta area of Murrieta just 8 minutes from the Interstate 15 Freeway. We welcome amateur riders of all abilities! Special discounts and consideration for active CDS members! Come ride with us.

Contact Julie Hoxmeier  (951) 232-2629


Hillary Martin is located at the beautiful Isola Stables in Portola Valley, CA. Currently offering coaching and support through all levels with a training program customized for you and your horse to reach your goals. We offer full training, full grooming service, covered Euro-Walker, Solarium, individual turnouts, three all-weather arenas(including a full dressage court), and great trails. Trailer-In lessons are also available. Hillary has competed through Grand Prix, has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medal, and is a United States Pony Club Dressage “A” graduate. In 2007 she represented Region 3 at the NAJYRC. After three years training and competing in Germany, Hillary returned to the United States and qualified to ride in the 2011 Brentina Cup Championships in Gladstone, NJ. Hillary has coached both riders and horses to success in Regional Championships, CDS Junior and AA Championships, Pony Club ratings, and achieving their USDF Bronze and Silver Medals.

Email Hillary@isolastables.com, call (707)332-3344, or visit www.isolastables.com for more information. 


Heidi Chote has owned and operated First Chance Farm, a full care dressage facility in Wilton, CA since 1988. FCF has a full dressage court with mirrors, additional 80 x 30 meter arena, shaded turnout pastures and is 15 minutes from Murieta Equine Complex and Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center, two of northern California’s premiere show venues. There are also several smaller local venues which host rated and schooling shows within easy driving distance.
Heidi is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist with all medals earned on self-made horses. She is also a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level, as well as a Faculty Member of the USDF Instructor Certification Program teaching workshops for aspiring and seasoned instructors/trainers. A USDF “L” Graduate, Heidi has studied biomechanics for 30 years. Heidi has coached many students to USDF, CDS, Junior, Amateur Adult, Pony, All Breed and National Championships. In addition, numerous students have earned USDF medals. Not all students choose to compete their horses, but all receive an education with strong theoretical understanding and implementation of the Pyramid of Training.
Heidi has studied with numerous top instructors including studies in Warendorf, Germany at the International Academy of Equestrian Studies. In an effort to better serve her cliental, she pursues on-going education, including attending the Global Dressage Forum, USDF FEI Trainer’s Conferences, USDF Faculty Workshops and Education Days, Teacher Training/Biomechanics Seminars, Adult Amateur and Jr/YR clinics etc. Several of Heidi’s students have gone on to become instructors or other equestrian related professionals.
Heidi is a current member of USDF, CDS and USEquestrian with First Aid Certification since 1979.

For further information, please visit our website at FirstChanceFarm.com, email FirstChanceFarm88@gmail.com or call (916) 616-8021.


Dressage training and lessons available with FEI competitor and trainer, Hayley Buckingham-Essig! Experienced with a variety of horses, from producing top young horses to confirming upper level work with seasoned horses. If you are looking for guidance to progress up the training scale, I can help you and your horse communicate effectively with methods based on building trust between the horse and rider. Training available for green horses and those needing some re-schooling.Extensive experience rehabbing horses with minor/serious injuries. All breeds and genders of horses welcome, as well as pleasure riders who want to improve their basic riding skills. 
Also, accepting sale horses into a successful sale program with a very active client list.
Reasonable rates with programs specifically tailored to the horse and rider. Located at the beautiful Peacock Hill Equestrian Center in the heart of Irvine Regional Park.
On site lessons available and travel is considered! 




Heidi Riddle built Half Halt Farms in 1990.  Half Halt Farms is situated in the Briones Valley in the rural part of Martinez.  Just  minutes away from the hub of East Bay Area cities.  Half Halt Farms is a full service competitive Dressage and 3-Day Eventing facility.  We have a large indoor arena with mirrors, outdoor full dressage court, and large outdoor stadium jumping arena.  With 40+ acres of conditioning trails, Half Halt Farms offers great variety for the athletic training of competition horses. We even have the start of a low level cross country course.
Heidi is a USDF 4th level certified instructor.  She holds her Bronze and Silver medals and freestyle bronze and silver as well. Heidi has 30 years of experience competing at the FEI levels.  She has taken many of her students to national competitions including the NAYRC in dressage and eventing.  Heidi emphasizes biomechanics and effective riding skills in her passion for teaching.
Half Halt Farms offers full or part time training for the dressage or event horse, coaching at shows, lessons on schooling horses, and sponsorships.  Trailer in's are welcome.  

You can reach Heidi at Riddlehhf@aol.com or see her website at www.halfhaltfarms.net


is located at Greenville Equestrian Center in the beautiful wine vineyards of Livermore California. Greenville Equestrian Center is designed for the optimal care of horses, with equine safety and comfort foremost in the design and choice of building materials. The arenas have superb sand and rubber footing. The setting is serene and lovely, and provides an ideal place for riding and training. There is wine tasting within walking distance as well as quaint restaurants. Greenville Equestrian Center offers oversized box stalls that are 12x24, and box stalls with paddocks. There are two very large riding arenas; an indoor arena with mirrors through out and the outdoor that overlooks the vineyards of Livermore. There are 2 round pens with the same excellent footing; one under cover as well as a covered Equisisor. The management is caring and courteous and the grounds are meticulously groomed. Topline Dressage Training is run by Gina Duran, a USDF Certified Instructor and FEI rider. Gina is also a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist. She has trained many horses and coached many of her students to national awards. Gina is very dedicated and devoted to the sport of dressage as well as helping her clients achieve their riding goals. She continues her education on a weekly basis with USDF certified instructor Rachel Saavedra as well attending clinics with people such as Gunter Zach, George Williams, Steffen Peters, and Conrad Schumacher.

For more detailed information please visit her website at www.topline-training.com or call (925) 858-3933.


Gayle is a successful trainer with over 20 years’ experience riding and showing. Her clientele range from competitive dressage riders to those just starting dressage. She has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and is also a Graduate of the USDF “L” Program. One of Gayle’s main goals is to develop a strong, successful partnership between horse and rider. She can also structure for you an individualized training or lesson program that will assist you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself and your horse.

For more information please visit gaylesmithdressage.com or contact Gayle at 951-204-5159.


Faith Grimm is a USDF Bronze and Silver recipient with over 30 years teaching and training experience. She teaches with a relaxed, enjoyable style that develops the horse and rider to the utmost of their abilities. Faith's instruction and training is based on classical principles and the USDF Certified Instructors guidelines. Faith works with all levels and abilities because Dressage is fundamental training for all riders and all horses. Based in La Habra Heights at Felicity Farm, Faith has openings for a few clients at the farm.

Contact FaithGrimm@Adelphia.net  714/904-9637  www.FelicityFarm.net


is located in Davis, CA, and offers lessons and training for beginning riders through the upper levels. School horses are available at my facility, and I will travel to local barns. I hold my USDF Bronze Medal, and am halfway to earning my Silver Medal, on horses I have trained myself. I enjoy combining the principles of classical dressage and horsemanship in my training, to ensure a happy horse, and rider. Additionally, I am the Assistant Trainer to Susan Treabess of Winters, CA, where together we run Winterhaven Dressage & Horsemanship. Lessons & training are available at both sites, Winters & Davis. Our specialities include young horse starting and training, where we can care for the most serious of competitors or simply improve your riding relationship with your horse. Plenty of options available to suit your needs.

Give us a call today!

www.evakingdressage.com & www.susantreabess.com 530/400-7506