Training Program

The ideal place for horse and rider, customized to help you meet your goals

About Our Training Program

The team at Sonoma Valley Stables teaches all levels of riders from the walk trot ring to the grand prix ring. Their focus is preparing horse and rider for the show circuit while emphasizing sportsmanship and horsemanship. “We love what we do and that is why we put so much time into our business.” says Ned. “Working with horses and teaching both kids and adults to achieve their goals is very rewarding to me.” SVS attends approximately twenty shows a year. The majority of shows are in Northern California with around five Southern California shows mixed throughout the year. With the help of Assistant Trainers Heather Roades, Kylee Arbuckle. Tracy Mirabelli, and Debbie Sereni, there are always people working with you and your horses at home if you can’t be at the shows.

Training at SVS is customized to each horse and rider.  Lessons are either small groups (4 or less) semi-private, and/or private. You are only paired with riders of your similar ability. Lessons are scheduled weekly on Monday to ensure that all lessons are small and that the horses are worked appropriately to match your lesson schedule.  A usual week includes three lessons and three professional rides for your horse.

We have a Eurociser, Horse Gym Treadmills, and a walking trail on the property. Our Eurociser and treadmills allow us to supplement our training program with extra work when needed. Young horses often benefit from an extra 30 mins of walking before or after their training ride. Older horses may need time to stretch in the morning before an afternoon lesson. We also use our eurociser and treadmills in the winter with fresh horses. They can be excercised  before your lesson to get energy out without worry of injury from running in a paddock or on a longe line.

We work with an excellent staff of other professionals to supplement our program.

Circle Oak Equine – Veterinary
Sage Clarke – Farrier
Purina – Equine Nutritionist
We schedule all your appointments for you and you have access to a detailed file on your horse at all times. We keep detailed records of your horse’s training program as well as their health profile. We also do all of your horse show entries for you.

1075 Jacobsen Lane
Petaluma, California, CA 94954