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Whether you have a youngster eager to get started with horseback riding lessons, are returning to horseback riding after time off or want to advance in competition, you are welcome in Four Star Farm’s lesson program. We specialize in three-day eventing, dressage and show jumping and attend shows for riders interested in competing. The focus in our horseback riding lesson program is developing the skills that allow you and your equine partner to be in harmony … and have fun! You’re welcome to visit the barn, observe lessons and talk about goals for your or your child.

Four Star Farm also offers summer horseback riding camps and adults can create their own camp experience.

Baby O rockin' it on cross country at Twin Palms.
BabyO is ready for her show home. She is brave, beautiful and bound for greatness! Currently competing at Training level. She is 5 years old, 16.1 hands and has a sweet in-your-pocket temperament. She does her flying changes and jumps in a snaffle.

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SkyRyder aka Kit is under saddle! This little 3 year old is going to make a wonderful children’s horse! He is by our Trakehner stallion Virginian Sky out of the special Connemara mare Cashelbay Kim. Susan MahoneyKit is Connemara X Trakehner by Virginian Sky out of Cashelbay Kim. He is 15.0 hands and 3 years old in 2018. He is for sale!
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😭😭😭😭 so cute!!

You know I love him!

Barbie Tilden Roth, cute!

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3 weeks ago

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So proud to have been a part of this wonderful horse’s development! So fun to watch Tamie making him famous!And strike, the second! Here is the new title of the May issue of "Der Trakehner" in Germany. Once again, Shannon Brinkman Photography provided the amazing shot for a US-bred Trakehner cover boy. I'm happy to continue to bring US-bred Trakehners to the German readership, and in this case, once again the horse and team behind him are more than deserving. This is newly minted 3* winner Sunsprite Syrius (by Titulus - Silent Fox xx), bred by Lori Whitley and owned by Sunsprite Warmbloods. He was started as an eventer by Four Star Farm and has been with his current rider Tamra Smith of Next Level Eventing in California since he was 5. Syrius has a unique FEI record, never finishing outside of the top 3 in all of his FEI appearances (with one exception) and we can only guess where this road leads.

Congratulations to Team Syrius and best of luck for the 2018 season!!
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So proud to have been a part of this wonderful horse’s development! So fun to watch Tamie making him famous!

 

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How awesome!!! Four Star Farms knows how to start them for sure.

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Registration for Four Star Farm 2018 Summer Camps is Open!

An adventure at horse camp with Four Star Farm in Winters awaits you! Activities include daily riding lessons, vaulting and lots of fun with friends. Ages 7-14. All levels welcome. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

2018 – Beginner/Intermediate

  • June 18–June 22
  • July 9–July 13

2018 – Advanced

  • August 2–August 5

The Four Star Farm Advanced Camp is held at Eventful Acres in Oregon House and runs concurrently with our camping weekend. For the serious competitor, advanced camp includes morning riding sessions (dressage, show jumping and cross country) and afternoon talks tailored to rider interests. Choices include  equine nutrition, building show jumping courses, memorizing dressage tests, conditioning, rider fitness and equine body work.

 

Four Star Farm is headed to Germany in 2018!

The 2017 winning mare from Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg, Krishna, by Elfado-Ivernel.(Photo: Stefan Lafrentz)
The winning Trakehner mare at the 2017 October Trakehner gala—from Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg, Krishna, by Elfado-Ivernel. (Photo: Stefan Lafrentz)

Treat yourself to equestrian travel in 2018! You’ll immerse yourself in the world of Trakehners at the annual October gala in Neumuenster, Germany.

Horses For Sale

At Four Star Farm, we take pride in offering and producing quality eventing, dressage and jumper competition horses. Our sale horses range from finished show horses to young horses beginning their careers.

If you have a horse for sale, Four Star Farm proudly offers a quality consignment program. We can design a customized program to help you market your horse. Four Star Farm will also act as consultants—if we do not have the horse for you, we can find it elsewhere using our extensive network of contacts throughout California and the world. We have dependable contacts in Germany, Ireland, and England.

Of Wind N Sky

Of Wind N Sky is a registered, fully-approved Trakehner mare. “Baby O” could not be sweeter or more of a workaholic! She also has the drop-dead gorgeous grey thing going on. She is lovely on the flat and will bravely jump whatever you put in front of her. She has competed at Training Level in eventing, 1.00 jumpers and is schooling Second Level dressage as well as doing her changes easily. She absolutely MUST go to a competition home with someone who will not only compete her to her potential but love her warm and fuzzy personality! She will vet but know that I am vetting you … lol. I bred her and love her as my own child, so a fabulous home is required!
$30,000.

Best Kept Secret

Best Kept Secret is a 2013, 17+ hand Trakehner gelding. He is by the Grand Prix show jumping stallion Horalas Pg*, out of the very special mare Barina (out of a mare by Peron Pg*, Olympic bronze medalist in dressage and by Graditz Pg*). Barina is also the dam of the approved Grand Prix dressage stallion Bond James Bond. Best Kept Secret, aka BK, was the Reserve Champion for the West Coast FEH (Future Event Horse). This exceptionally well-bred character has a ton of personality and will keep you laughing and endlessly entertained! His work ethic is also exceptional. He has lovely gaits and a soft mouth. He is sensitive and responsive to light aids without being hot or difficult. He is a real pleasure to ride—so much so, you won’t want to get off! This ideal, talented package does come with a price, so serious inquiries only, please!

Best Kept Secret jumping a table on cross-country.

Bellespoir – SOLD

Belle show jumping at Woodland Stallion Station.

Bellespoir – Congratulations to Jenny Salinger! Bellespoir, “Belle, is a 16.0, 2009 registered Holsteiner. Chestnut with lots of chrome and three very good gaits. She is an exceptional jumper. She is very successfully competing at Preliminary Eventing and as a Jumper in the 1.20. She is brave, sound and athletic enough to be an Advanced-level event horse. She is super on the trail and very quiet and easy to ride, suitable for an adult amateur or child but talented and special enough for a professional or ambitious Young Rider. She would make an ideal Young Rider horse as she is now qualified to do a 1-star, and will most certainly make a two-star horse.

 

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