Located in the East Bay of San Francisco, California, Fox Valley Farm is dedicated to training student and horse bringing out the best of their abilities in the disciplines of Hunter / Jumpers and Equitation.
Fox Valley Farm is owned and operated by Kathy Robertson. Seeing a need to help students develop the skills to enjoy riding for both pleasure and competition, Kathy has developed exercises for each level of rider of all ages, tailoring programs to suit each riders individual needs.
For those students that have had discouraging encounters and experiences in the past, Kathy is a horsewoman who helps her students gain back the enjoyment in riding while building their skills as riders. Many of her students have been with her for several years. Some have even gone on to become equestrian professional themselves. All have gained valuable skills they still ride with today from a horseperson with a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.
Kathy is equally enthusiastic about her school horses, saying simply, "I have the best!" FVF horses, mostly Appaloosas or Appaloosa crosses, are the kind of lesson horses any trainer would covet - they can go from teaching beginners to competing in shows with equal success.
Kathy developed her appreciation for good horses and good riding, and her well-rounded training program, over more than 25 years in the business. She started out in Pony Club in Woodside, trained with such well-known hunter/jumper pros as Pat Rostron, Tommy Lowe, and Gary Ryman, and spent years taking dressage clinics with the legendary Liz Searle. She got her start teaching hunter/jumper customers for Melissa Creswick in Clovis, then opened her own hunter/jumper training business, and eventually relocated back to the Bay Area. Then, six years at Bottomley Farm, where she became a partner.
Today, Fox Valley Farm is everything she ever wanted in a business. "Everybody has a good time," Kathy smiles, describing the great dynamics at Fox Valley Farm. "Life is short, you've got to enjoy what you do."
Created by a student of Fox Valley Farm, a video dedicated to Kathy and Fox Valley Farm. This video sums up what you can expect from FVF as only a happy student can state.. See for yourself..
To contact Fox Valley Farm, visit the website at www.foxvalleyfarm.com