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.