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Saddle 2 Ride Beginner’s Program

Saddle 2 Ride Beginner Program

Topline’s Saddle 2 Ride program is for beginners of all ages, welcoming both children and adults. Topline Training programs offer a superior experience. With our skilled staff, beautifully trained horses and top notch facility you won’t find a better value in the Northern California area.

Saddle 2 Ride offers expert instruction in a safe and fun atmosphere for both horse and rider. The program builds an appreciation for the fundamentals of horse care and riding. Riders learn the basics of dressage starting with the correct seat and balance of the rider. You can use your own horse or one of Topline’s school horses.

Crystal Forsell has been with Topline Training since 2002 and is the Saddle 2 Ride program coordinator and instructor. Crystal has successfully trained horses and riders from their first ride right on into the show ring.
Crystal’s philosophy is to ensure her students understand the basics of an effective riding position. Students are also instructed in how to properly care for and respect their horses. Many parents have commented on the change in their children’s confidence, organizational skills and awareness thanks to the program.

In 2008, Crystal attended the USDF Young Rider Graduate program. She is a recent recipient of The Dressage Foundation for Continuing Education for Instructors Grant and is participating in the USDF Pre-instructors Certification program in preparation to test for her USDF Instructor's Certification. Crystal is a USDF silver and bronze medalist and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Cal State East Bay.
Also available, Topline’s Children’s 3-Day Riding Clinics which are held year round during school vacation periods.

Admission and lessons are by appointment.To get started, email or call (925) 858-3933.

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A Topline Training riding lesson makes a wonderful gift for any equestrian. Available in single lesson or 4-lesson packages. These attractive certificates can be ordered online and are mailed to your recipient of choice.

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