Sonja Vracko a very wise and hands down caring human being. When I had the opportunity to speak with Sonja, she wanted to emphasize to me, that in her lessons, she doesn’t use anything but energy and voice. Her pureness with the horses is a great and valuable tool to all that learn from her. Find all about Sonja Vracko and View Ridge Farm.
Sonja began teaching in the United States in 1969. She created View Ridge Farm Equestrian Center in 1978, where to this day she trains riders and horses through all levels. During yearly horse purchasing trips for clients, Sonja keeps up with her education and rides with some of the top European trainers. She also hosts clinics at her farm with well renowned European Clinicians.
Kimberly Mitchell is an FEI dressage trainer operating out of Cedar Meadow Farm in Snohomish, WA. She is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and is currently schooling her non-traditional dressage horse, Oso Grande (Teddy Bear), at Grand Prix. She trains regularly with Alyssa Pitts and has participated in clinics and symposiums with Anne Gribbons, Sabine Schut-Kery, Barbara Koot, Scott Hassler, Janet Foy and Charlotte Dujardin.
Kim has an interesting background in teaching, having graduated with her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Willamette University in 2008. She spent a short period of time working in public schools in Oregon before moving back home to Washington. She realized that while she enjoyed teaching, working in the schools wasn’t necessarily where her passion lay – so she interned to become a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor and eventually an Advanced Instructor, and worked at a local therapeutic riding center. This varied background gives her more insight into working with different riding styles and types of riders. As a result, she is extremely flexible and adaptive and very happy to work with challenges – both with the rider and the horse.
As a trainer and instructor, Kim takes each horse and rider as an individual. She has experience with a wide variety of breeds and training issues and strives to create a better partnership between horse and rider. Kim believes that all horses can benefit from dressage and welcomes all levels!
Built on a mutual passion for the horses and horse property in the Pacific Northwest, the Pacesetter Properties Team offers equestrian real estate expertise in King and Snohomish Counties. With a diversity in experience and strengths, the team brings a holistic approach to working with clients in their real estate needs.
Heidi has been listing and selling equestrian property, residences, and acreage estates since 2000. In that time she has thoroughly experienced the ups and downs of the real estate market and is a true veteran in the industry. Heidi has extensive knowledge and resources to assist clients in any real estate situation. Her passion for real estate is apparent from the intensive work she puts into every transaction. Heidi is a Certified Relocation Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Buyer Representation Specialist and is a multi-year John L. Scott President’s Award Recipient. NANCY REILLY, Broker
Nancy has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years, and her drive to work in Real Estate resulted from selling her own horse farm. Nancy is a great communicator and truly focuses on matching people and properties. “Listening to a person’s property needs, communication well and often, and thoroughness of detail are paramount in a successful real estate transaction. It is my desire to make each and every client elated with the outcome of their sales or purchase.” Nancy is a Certified Seller Marketing Specialist and Buyer Representation Specialist.
Raquel is naturally apt as an Equestrian Real Estate Specialist having ridden since the age of two and as Heidi’s daughter, exposure to real estate from the age of six. Licensed for over two years and also recently graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Business Managment, Raquel provides contemporary business knowledge to the team. Raquel brings a fresh “millennial” approach to the group, Raquel actively competes in show jumping.
We are a 50 stall, 40-acre horse training, horse rehabilitation and boarding facility at the foot of 50,000 acres of riding trails in Sultan, Washington, which also includes a full trail obstacle course. We are located about an hour northeast of Seattle on the beautiful Skykomish River. We are located within the gated community of Sky River Estates, providing additional security for your horse.
We offer both Dressage and Reining horse training and lessons, or general boarding if you wish to just come enjoy our riding arenas and hours of trail riding! We are committed to providing top notch care for your horse in a safe, caring, friendly environment.
We understand not all your pets can fit on your lap, so we offer all the supplies you need to keep your equine friends healthy and happy, too! Owning a horse is a lifestyle that represents passion and commitment to your special pet. Reber Ranch has everything from equine supplements, wormers, and treats to halters and leads, as well as gear for the stall and a beautiful boarding facility. We carry only the best brands of feed and supplements, and our premium hay is grown at our own Round Lake Farms in Soap Lake, WA.