» 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. 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!

Riding instructor - Rita Sinasohn-Pharr

Rita started riding when she was 12 years old at Golden Gate Park Stables in San Francisco. She majored in Equine Business Management and Riding at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She was on the Dean’s List every semester and graduated with her Bachelors of Science Magna Cum Laude. She also holds an Associates of Science in Equine Studies (Suma Cum Laude) and is certified with the American Riding Instructor’s Association in both dressage and jumping.

After college, Rita moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area where she started teaching riding at several stables including Golden Gate Park Stables. With over 20 years experience in the equine industry, Rita has worked as a riding instructor, trail boss, carriage driver, and barn manager. She has ridden dressage through Grand Prix, completed a 50 mile endurance race, jumped courses over 4 feet, and ridden in the Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day, and Columbus Day parades in San Francisco.
Riding Instructor - Alicia Bush



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.   W
hile 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. Description:

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