2010 Trainer of the Year, starts & trains horses
and teaches riders by using trust and respect as
a tool to show the horse the right thing is
easy, and the wrong thing is difficult; using
techniques commonly known as natural
horsemanship but referred to by Sonja as
training through trust. Add to this the concepts
of dressage - centered balance for the rider;
balanced movement for the horse; the subtle
communication and deep connection between the
two. She has not only started & finished many
successful horses of a variety of ages, but has
also helped "problem" horses as well.
Sonja and her Dutch Warmblood gelding "Victor"
were selected in 2011 to be demonstration riders
for the dressage portion of the NW Horse
Fair/Expo in Albany, Oregon, riding with
Olympian Jan Ebeling.
In Sonja's teaching and training, a strong
emphasis is placed on the often overlooked
"basics" of dressage, which are applicable to
all horses and riders. Good riding is good
riding, it doesn't matter what kind of saddle
you choose, or if you choose to go without a
saddle at all. This is how she trains all horses
and teaches all riders, no matter what their
discipline. She herself enjoys competing in
dressage, and also has many competing dressage
students who have been highly successful, as
well as competing endurance riding students who
have benefited greatly from dressage lessons.
Sonja also has hundreds of trail miles and
continues to enjoy that as well.
Click to read more on
Sonja & photos
is very knowledgeable in many aspects of
horsemanship as well as general husbandry and
facility management. He has thousands of trail
miles (having ridden in the sport of endurance
for some years as well as many miles of
conditioning and trail riding) and has studied
and practiced natural horsemanship for many
years as well.
Art enjoys working
with horses on the ground, whether green,
spoiled, troubled or otherwise confused. He has
much experience in helping horse and owner
overcome common problems such as trailer loading
as well as many other aspects of handling.
Click to read more
on Art & photos
Dressage . Training . Lessons .
Sonja & Art Biada
▪ Call: 541-582-1896
448 Foots Creek Road Gold Hill,
Site by RogueWeb