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6222 W 10000 S
Payson, UT, 84651
United States


Valley View Equestrian is a horse riding and training facility located in West Mountain, Utah (west of Payson).  Emphasizing a fun, professional experience, Valley View Equestrian offers equine riding lessons for children (age 7+), teens and adults focusing on many disciplines including: dressage, eventing and hunter-jumper. Individual and group lessons are available and dedicated riders can join the Valley View Equestrian Team for a more committed and competitive experience. Throughout the year Valley View Equestrian puts on several Pony Camps, including a four-day summer camp each year in July. Our facilities are located in the gorgeous West Mountain area overlooking the Utah Valley. To better serve the needs of our riders we offer affordable horse boarding and leasing programs. The barn area features a full riding arena, an outdoor cross country jump course, a tacking/washing area, tack storage barn, pens and pasture area. 


Valley View Equestrian's blog written by Kate Healey. Read posts about horses, riding, and everything that comes with it!


Instructor's Pic of the Week

Kate Healey


This week's pic features Sydney Gee riding the lovely welsh/quarter horse cross mare Viva on a trail ride at Valley View Equestrian.

Sydney is showing a great defensive position for the trail. Since Viva is green (inexperienced), Sydney is using a defensive position in case Viva spooks or tries to misbehave. While staying relaxed herself, her position won't be thrown off-balance if something were to happen because she has her heels down, shoulders back, and reins short. Another thing Sydney is doing right is keeping Viva in a nice forward walk. If your horse is hesitant about something on the trail, a great thing you can do is give them confidence with your legs like Sydney is doing here.

I love that Sydney is smiling and having fun. Trail rides should be relaxing and fun for yourself and your horse; a way to get out of the monotony of the arena and refresh your minds. Looks like fun to me!