"Fun! That is best way to describe Five Oak Farms. The lessons are challenging and intense but it is always in a way that is encouraging and positive. The facility is clean, well-maintained and full care, so the horses are happy and they get PLENTY of food three times a day. My horse actually got fat here. The staff are willing to work with horse owners on any concerns or different feeding options. The boarders and riders are all welcoming and encouraging. Oh, and did I say it was fun?"
Five Oak Farms offers training and lessons for riders of all levels, from beginners taking their first lap around the arena to those competing on the A Circuit. Our training philosophy reflects our commitment to treat riding as a constant learning experience that should be shaped by input from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Our trainers believe the greatest rewards—for horses and riders alike—come from a program anchored in education and athleticism, and we place a strong emphasis on good sportsmanship and collegiality. Our barn attends about 15 shows a year, including local schooling shows and rated shows in California and Oregon. In addition to our team at home, we work with top veterinarians, farriers, chiropractors and other equine specialists to ensure our horses are happy, relaxed and conditioned properly to compete at their best.
We offer our clients a variety of packages that blend training rides with lessons and are customized for each horse and rider's particular needs. Lessons are available seven days a week and, because we have three trainers, our program continues uninterrupted when members of the Five Oak team are away at shows. Please call for details and pricing.
For riders who don't own their own horse, we maintain a variety of well-schooled lesson horses and ponies capable of bringing riders up the ranks from the walk/trot ring through jumping courses. Our goal is to help riders master the basics of classic hunt seat riding while developing a broad range of horsemanship skills and compassion for our equine partners. Private and group lessons are offered seven days a week and equipment is provided. Please call for details and pricing.