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. 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 instructor 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!
Alicia started riding when she got her first horse at the age of 3. She started riding formally with trainers and showing at the age of 13 on hunter /jumpers.
After graduating high school she went to Cal Poly in Pomona California. Riding for the Arabian show team while at Cal Poly. That led to working with a top Arabian trainer Debbie Price and apprenticed under her for 8 years. While working for Debbie she found her passion for teaching horses and students of all ages.
She then branched out and started her own business training problem or trouble horses giving them another chance.
Branching out again she went into barn management where she managed a Stallion Station with 20 plus stallions and over 40 mares during breeding season. The last couple of years she worked for an exotic animal trainer Zebras are Us, learning how to handle Zebras and Camels to mention a few.
Whatever your goals are with horses she can help you go in the right direction. Whether it’s showing, gymkhana or pleasure riding and basic horsemanship.