Equest Training Center
Victoria Cliff has 45 years of experience...
and it shows.
Victoria Cliff is one of the most versital Trainer/Instructors you will ever meet. She has successfully competed in Dressage, Endurance, Gymkhana and Western/English Pleasure.
She has successfully competed in Dressage, Endurance, Gymkhana, Saddle Seat and Western/English Pleasure.
The base of her training in any discipline is Dressage. This way the horse understands what it is being told and has confidence that he can trust the rider. This makes training faster with more reliable results. The horse becomes better balanced and can handle any discipline.
Vicki started riding at the age of 2 yrs. She actually rode 24 mile, keeping up with her big sister. However, the next day she jumped out of bed and fell flat on her face screaming, "Mommy, Mommy, my legs are broken". She never stopped riding from that day on and rarely gets sore.
She was fortunate to grow up around "real cowboys" in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Californiia. They taught her how a horse thinks and how to get along with them. This was an invaluable education which started her training at 16 years old.
When she moved to Novato CA. she apprenticed with a Souix indian trainer named Beve Franklyn. He had spent several years at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna on an Indian Grant as a young man. He taught me the "Classical" techniques as well as to fix problems created from non-classical methods.
A resident of Nevada for 35 years, she has trained horses, instructed children and adults at Equest Training Center for numerous disciplines, as well as just sefe trail riding. Keeping people safe on horses has always been her main goal.
Vicki Has been awarded the United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medals. She instructs beginners through advanced riders on their horses or her school horses. She also offers training lessons where you train your horse under her supervision
Vicki is now a Certified Mustang trainer with the Mustang Heritage Foundation. She can help you pick out a horse in Palomino Valley, train it for 3 months and the BLM will pick up the training tab. You will still get a free lesson every week the horse is in training and you can offically adopt the horse after the 3 months of training. Of course you are welcome to leave the horse for more training if you want,