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!
Capstone Training is an equestrian program specializing in three-day eventing, dressage, and jumping. There are opportunities for horse training, as well as lesson and clinics for riders.
Trainer Whitney Spicher has a strong riding background and understanding of horse and human psychology, which helps her bring along horses and riders of many levels and abilities. With an emphasis on ground work and clear communication with the horse, our riders find success and learning to be a fun and productive process!
Capstone Training is a busy barn that attends many shows, clinics, and schooling. As part of the Capstone team, there are tons of opportunities for growth.
Anderson Snowy Mountain Stables caters to multiple disciplines of equine enthusiasts, Train year round in a well-maintained arena, access trails nearby and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. We are committed to providing meticulous care to your horses, providing generous stalls with attached well-drained paddocks. We have ample hay storage and provide a choice of quality Eastern Washington Hays or Local Grass to ensure your horse stays in good health. There are large pasture turnouts that provide ample grazing area year round to our boarders. We understand that your horses deserve exercise, room to move about and a calming environment. The barn design allows for ample eye contact and visual stimulation that keeps your horse happy and content, even in the winter months. Our feeding program allows for owners to provide the grain of their choice, supplements, and instructions – always giving you, the horse owner, control over your horses feed program.
The Paddock Riding Club is home to some of the finest “on-site” independent professional horse trainers in the Los Angeles area. Each trainer & instructor specializes in a variety of training techniques, offering services that include Hunter/Jumpers, Equitation, Dressage, Western, and Therapeutic Riding. We have something for all ages and riding levels. Ask Our Pros! The Paddock Riding Club instructors and trainers (listed in alphabetical order by first initial ) are here to be of service to you and your horse. All of our trainers and instructors are independent contractors ~ please contact them directly to determine which business best suits your riding and/or training needs.
We believe that our customers’ needs and the health and welfare of the horses are our number one priority. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. The professionals at RockMeadow continue to study and learn and to always remain current with the most up to date training, care and instructional methods. We employ the assistance of the best farriers, veterinarians and horse health providers in our area. Our passion is horses, their beauty, and athleticism and the sheer joy we feel when horse and rider truly work together as a team.”