Training

Natalie enjoying dressage on Jedi

Mission

The mission of Four Star Farm™ is to ignite a passion and inspire mastery of equestrian sport in all ages.

Four Star Farm seeks to build a community of equestrians of all ages who gain life skills, health, and happiness through the process of learning this sport.

Full Training Program

Fee – $850

Horses in full training receive four training rides per week or four lessons. Owners choose the combination that works for them, e.g., two training rides and two lessons. Four Star Farm™ takes an active role in the care and welfare of the horses under our supervision.

Included in board at Valley Dressage and Sporthorse Center, where Four Star Farm is located, is three hay feedings per day, grain once daily and two hours of turnout on irrigated pasture on weekdays. Clients are permitted to turn out their horses themselves on weekends. (During the winter, turnouts are periodically closed after significant rainfall to preserve the turf and keep horses safe.)

Natalie combines lessons and training rides to customize each horse’s program depending on age, ability, fitness level desired, and competition and client goals. She is supported by experienced coach and trainer Cece Fortier.

Special Services

Grooming, bathing, basic first aid, leg and face clipping are included in our monthly training cost. Body clipping is charged as an additional fee. We have our own custom rig for long hauls.

Facility

Four Star Farm is located at Valley Dressage and Sporthorse Center, 7445 Pitt School Rd., Dixon, Calif. The facility features a covered dressage court, jumping arena and enclosed riding arena.

Feed

Horses boarded at Valley Dressage are fed hay three times per day and grain/supplements once per day. We manage each horse’s feed program, including grain and supplements, and customize it depending on the horse’s condition and training program. We use SmartPak supplements, which are paid for separately by the client.

Shoeing

We manage your horseshoeing schedule and work with experienced farrier Max Gerdes, who is well educated in the demands of shoeing sporthorses.