About this pro
18 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
My daughter was nervous and was afraid at first but Ms. Esther was very patient and kind. She went slowly and explained why to do things not just how. This helped my daughter relax and have fun. We will be continuing lessons.Feb 8, 2018Verified
My experience with Talisman Farm has been amazing. Esther, the trainer, is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and though I'm only a beginner, she's been so patient and encouraging. The horses and the facility are excellent, and I'm excited to continue my lessons here.Aug 9, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lesson packages start at 5 private lessons at $225 ( $45 per lesson) for 1 hour private. We are supporter of horses 4 heroes members ( military, police, fire dept, nurses, & teacher) and offer a discounted rate of $40 per lesson / $200 for 5 lessons. UNLV/CSN Student discount $40 per lesson / 5 lessons $200
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?first lessons is basically an evaluation of the riders ability which allows me to personalize instruction for each riders individual learning and physical level.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?BACKGROUND Formal educated training has spanned 25 years, in Classical Dressage, Hunt Seat Equitation, three day eventing & jumpers. Shown successfully in Hunter/Jumpers (A circuit), USDF National Level Dressage & USEA rated Eventing competitions on the West Coast, always placing in top show standings in all disciplines through out 25 year career. PARTICIPANT IN THE FOLLOWING CLINICS: Gene Lewis - Hunter/ Jumpers - Puissance Show jumping winner Mike Nielsen - Hunter/Jumpers Jim Dalquist - Hunter/Jumpers Joan Curtin - Hunter/Jumpers Bernie Traurig - Hunter/Jumpers - Short listed for 1986 World Equestrian Games Team & 1988 Olympic Games Sally O'Connor- Dressage - FEI judge in dressage & eventing Dawn Ruthven - Dressage - USDF dressage judge Will Faerber - Dressage/Eventing/Jumpers - USDF Silver Medalist Nick Holmes Smith - Eventing - 2 Time Canadian Olympian Don Sachey - Eventing - 1984 US Olympic Gold Medalist David O'Connor - Eventing - US Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist Jim Graham - Eventing - Member of US 1994 World Equestrian Games Three day team Bea DiGrazia- Eventing - 1980 Member of US Eventing team Dale Irwin - Eventing - 3 day coach for Canadian Equestrian Federation Will amp; Simpson- Olympic Gold Medalist Show Jumping Michael Hennigan- Hunter/Jumpers Miguel Tavora - Classical Dressage Wendy Wergeles - Eventing Damian Gardiner - Show Jumping 1996 Atlanta Olympian representing Ireland Greg Best - US Olympic Silver medalist in Show Jumping.