School Horse Program
The school horse riding program at Fremont Hills Stables focuses on the fundamentals of riding as well as establishing strong horsemanship skills. In order to become a strong rider the student must first understand the horse: how he thinks, how he moves, and what care he requires. The student is taught how to safely handle the horse, proper grooming techniques, care and maintenance of tack, and the unique characteristics of the horse. It is the mastery of this basic knowledge, combined with proper riding practices, that makes a true "horseperson".
Program Manager/ Head Instructor: Victoria (Torie) Dye. Torie has been with Fremont Hills for 2 years and has been riding since the age of 7. Torie was an avid member of pony club and achieved her C-3 rating. Torie attended the United States Pony Club National Championships twice, representing her region in Dressage and Quiz. Torie competed for her high school equestrian team in Jumpers and Dressage. She was the year end champion for first level dressage. Torie attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and recieved a degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science. While at Cal Poly, Torie was the coach and president of the Cal Poly Dressage Team and attended the national competition twice with this team. Torie placed first in the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships, helping her team to a 4th place national ranking. Torie also was a student intern at Pioneer Equine Hospital, which gave her a good base of knowledge about equine medical care. After graduating, Torie was an assistant trainer at Millers Equestrian Center and Sanctuary, a non profit horse rescue and riding school. Torie is very excited to be a part of the Fremont Hills Riding School.
All students are required to sign a release form prior to riding at FHS. You can download the release form here. You need to sign the release form, or if the rider is under 18, have a parent or legal guardian sign. You may bring the release form to the barn, fax it to (650) 948-7084 or scan and email it to Laura Wainwright Morishige.