» Full Care Boarding Facility

  • 12x12 stalls w/12x12 paddocks
  • 12x 12 stalls w/12x16 paddocks
  • Outdoor paddocks
  • 60 x 100 indoor lighted arena
  • 500 x 500 outdoor arena
  • Round pen
  • Turn out pastures
  • Tack room
  • Feed room

Other Amenities: 

  • Daily cleaning
  • Quality hay fed 2x daily
  • Horse trailer parking available

» Riding Lessons
Riding instruction available for all ages, both Western and English.  
            Building confidence and skills while having fun.

Topiary Farms, located in Vacaville, offers high quality, professional, and safe horseback riding lessons, available for both adult amateurs and children of all skill levels. Our combined staff has been teaching for 35 years. From learning the basics of Western and English riding, to just wanting a better partnership with your horse for recreational riding, to Dressage and Jumping at the show level. Come and experience our horses in person and gain the confidence and knowledge about the wonderful world of horses or bring your own horse.

We offer lesson and training programs tailored for the busiest of schedules. Our skilled instructors and team of quality lesson horses provide an enjoyable, educational, and safe experience for every student! Through our Training Programs, Topiary Farms strives to be the ideal place for horse and rider. Our students enjoy a well-equipped facility, complete with round pen, an indoor arena, a large outdoor arena and lots of trails! We happily cater to both children and adults alike! A friendly and fun environment! Showing for all levels, packages available for every budget! No prior riding experience necessary!

» About our trainer - Mary



I have always had a love of horses from a very young age. I started taking lessons when I was 9 years old in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. From there I sponsored various horses. My favorite horse was Soledad, a 15 year old Throughbred. We showed Hunter/Jumper for several years, usually placing in every class. We were quite a team. As I got older, I married and had kids so I ended up leaving the horse world for about 30 years. In 2010, I sponsored a horse named Bella from a friend of mine. It was like I had never missed a day. I feel my most comfortable when I am on a horse, it is where I am meant to be. Now, 3 years later, I own Bella, a cute and sassy Arabian/ Welsh, and have acquired another horse, Tie, an Arabian/Saddlebred, or Sport Horse. I have shown Bella in Hunter/Jumper Schooling shows and she has place first in pleasure and hunter classes.

I started teaching in 2011 at my previous barn and now at Topiary Farms since February of 2013. I ride and teach English and can instruct the Western rider as well. I love to teach kids, to see their face light up when they get the horse to do something they want it to do. My students range in ages from mid-teens to mid 50’s. I believe when learning how to ride a horse you need to also know how to handle a horse, from the ground up. Safety is always a priority then, of course, having fun.


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