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Petaluma Horseback Riding Instructors

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Simon Horsemanship
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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Ann is an excellent mentor and is thorough and encouraging. I am enjoying every lesson (2 so far). I'm new at horsemanship so I haven't the experience/expertise to be more technical in a review. I am very very satisfied with Ann Simon. She'd be great with kids too!

St. Francis Riding Club
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Griffin E.
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I started taking lessons at St. Francis Riding Club a few weeks ago and have nothing but positive things to say: the horses are well trained and treated well, the instruction is impeccable, and Oni is awesome. I look forward to going every week.

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Providing western riding lessons to ages 5 and up! We also offer birthday parties, ranch days and more. Our horses are gentle giants and welcome their riders. We offer excellent full service boarding with trail access to Las Trampas Regional Park.

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We provide horseback riding instruction, beginning through advanced, with a concentration on hunters, jumpers, dressage, and western dressage. The horse boarding facility on-site includes stalls with paddocks and full-time pasture board. Horses are available for lease.

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Clay Jackson Stables offers coaching from fundamental equitation to the advanced technical aspects of showjumping. Set in a private, quiet setting surrounded by vineyards, Clay Jackson teaches the American forward seat system for hunters, jumpers and equitation riders. With over 35 years of training many hundreds of horses, not only starting them, but also taking them through the upper level competitive circuit programs. Clay Jackson can provide you a wealth of information as a rider and/or horse owner well beyond the average "trainer" (riding coaches) so plentiful today! Clay Jackson derived his knowledge from a real "lifetime" of participation in the equestrian life. Born into a breeding, training and show family, it came natural to follow the business of horses! Showing and placing in 1965 as young 5-year old in "equitation" classes, later in the hunters and continuing now to compete in showjumping. Having trained extensively with some of the best in the world such as "Rich Fellers" 2012 Showjumping World Cup champion and Olympic team member, George Morris the hunter/jumper icon of this century to several of the world's elite jumper and dressage riders and clinicians of this century, Clay Jackson passes on this wealth of information in well-executed training program. For those wishing to compete, there are several local "A" circuit to international shows available to participate in. Come join 'Team Jackson" and succeed!

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We are teaching therapeutic riding to all ages and disabilities, and Centered Riding-inspired techniques to our abled volunteers.

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I am a horse trainer. I will come to your facility to help you with your riding skills, horsemanship, and training. I have 23 years experience in training young riders and horses to level II dressage, combined training: training level, and hunter/jumpers (3'6), gaited exhibitions, as well as endurance rides. I have managed facilities and shows, and shown two in hand in driving competitions as well as driven sleigh rides. The basics of horsemanship are similar across the range of riding styles; students love working with me because they learn not only how to ride, but how to understand what is going on and be proactive, so problems don't happen. Horses succeed from patience, understanding and continuity. I teach from basics to finesse like a whisper, if you want to know how to communicate with your horse, so you are a team, then I would love to help you learn.

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We will be starting in this summer! We will offer all the same cloverleaf activities with the exception of horse activities, camping, high rope course, summer camps, resident camps, sleep away, horseback riding camps, day and overnight camps for kids in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA.

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Chloe C.
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Sarah, I would like to take lessons with you. Please e-mail me at chau.chloe@yahoo.com.

Pine Trails Ranch
3.2
from 5 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Yunwan G.
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people in there are very kind! I arrived there at 11:30 and then met lady Michelle. She is very nice. They offered helmet and shoes, and it is totally safe to interact with the horse as long as you follow the trainer's direction. It is quite funny to learn how to brush horses and try to let them understand you. I spent a hole afternoon there, and tried to help Michelle curing her horse tommy who got a wound on his face. Highly recommend you guys to choose this place.

Graceland Equestrian Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Judy E.
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Great first lesson, my daughter learned so much about tacking and riding in one lesson.

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I am teaching horseback riding and equestrian knowledge. I have over 30 years of experience. I teach all ages and disciplines of riding. I have experienced teaching handicapped riders to ride with confidence.

Skye Valley Training LLC
5.0
from 1 review
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Dede L.
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I started riding as an adult and looked for a program that encouraged the horse experience from the ground up. The trainers at Skye Valley Training gave me a strong foundation for my horse journey by helping me get to know how to properly care for a horse, learn how to ride it and appreciate horsemanship and the joyful relationship that comes with spending time on a horse. Ten years later I am riding on my own special equine partner and spending amazing times with my kids who are also riding and eventing throughout Northern California. Watching my kids grow and learn empathy and compassion as well as responsibility for their horse has been such a wonderful experience. All of us have acquire poise and confidence during our horse journey and it has been so much fun to spend horse filled weekends camping with the horses, watching my kids compete as a team, not only with their horse but with the other eventers or dressage riders showing alongside us. I didn't know when I started on that first riding lesson ten years ago that it would become such a passion and fulfilling part of my family's life. Skye Valley Training gave us the foundation by providing quality lessons, strong mentorship, fantastic lesson horses and a great barn atmosphere and friendly clientele. Adults and children alike will get riding lessons suited to the absolute beginner or to more advanced riders. The trainers also have experience in working with young horses, training you and your horse to the next level and provide a varied and extensive training program if you have a horse. World class clinicians come to our barn on a regular basis and our home barn schooling shows offer all riders show experience at any level. Our barn is fantastic as well, offering miles of trails, 2 indoor and 2 outdoor arenas for year round riding. You will not be disappointed if you start your horse journey with Skye Valley Training!

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I specialize in teaching beginners on how to communicate, trust, and ride horses. I teach both Western and English styles of riding, in a safe and comfortable way. I start all beginners on a line until they have the confidence and skill to control their own horse. We slowly make our way off line and into the larger arena. I do not allow my students to advance to the next level not until they have displayed proper control of the horse. I aim to provide a safe environment where humans and horses can learn, interact, and grow together by establishing a relationship of mutual trust and respect through the use of gentle communication.

Jessica Miller Dressage
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carl K.
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We had gone to several barns/ranches trying to find a good fit for my 9 year old daughter. Jessica has been by far the best fit in terms of teaching about the basics of horse care, basic horse riding, and now training for shows. She is able to balance just the right amount of demands for my daughter to achieve success and mixing in praise where needed. My daughter's love of horses and riding has grown tremendously. As an added benefit my daughter general confidence in life has grown along the way. We owe a special thanks to Jessica.

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