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!
FIVE C FARMS Facilities
Five C Farms is a premier equestrian facility, which offers amenities to cater to the horse and rider. Take a virtual tour and learn why you should choose Five C Farms. This section outlines board information. We do currently have stalls available and have a special offer for new clients this fall. We are offering free unlimited use of our Thera Plate machine for the first three months board for new clients.
Professional trainers are on staff to provide programs customized for you and your horse. We offer programs in dressage and hunter/jumper disciplines. For more information check out our Training page.
See the expanded schedule of horse shows and events that we’ll be attending and review the fees involved.
Horses for Sale or Lease
If you’re looking for a new horse, see what is currently available including kids horses, made show horses and young prospects. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let our trainers find the perfect horse for you!
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.
Spane Buildings has been constructing the finest barns, shops, equestrian facilities, garages, airplane hangars, homes and outbuildings since 1945. This short video showcases some of our projects.
Call us toll-free today at (800) 310-2136 to start planning your next custom building. We’re located in Mount Vernon, Washington, and we work with Western Washington customers from Olympia to the Canadian border. E-mail Jim Spane, email@example.com