Five Star Equestrian is the private Hunter/Jumper, Equitation and Dressage school owned and run by CHA certified trainer Cassandra Keith and Leah Feliz. Located in the beautiful hills of Castro Valley at RDLA Stables, Five Star Equestrian is a family oriented equestrian center with a focus on horsemanship and showmanship, promoting the development of the horse and rider from the ground up, developing confidence and enthusiasm for the sport, while addressing individual needs and goals. We encourage a team spirit, hosting many events and activities to build commaradery that we believe is essential to bolstering the success of our clients and program. We believe very strongly that by developing confidence in our clients, and encouraging a sense of empathy for other living things, we will produce a winning combination not only in competition, but in the daily lives of our clients.
Located in the East Bay's Alameda County, our riding school offers classes for the beginner rider to the professional horsemen. Clients learn through hands on experiences, videos, demonstrations, clinics and consistent work. We develop an understanding of why we focus on various tasks and develop clients who can identify the needs of different mounts. Developing confidence in both our clients and horses yields a partnership that guarantees lifelong success in whatever discipline or direction our clients choose to go. We customize each program to meet the needs of the individual and his/her horse, as not each person or horse has the same goals or development needs. We keep the goals of our clients at the core of our mission, which is to develop equestrians who respect their horses first, facing challenges with patience and understanding.
We offer more than the traditional training center riding lesson where you pay, you ride, you leave. Five Star clients are given the unique opportunity to spend quality time learning how to care for the horses and ponies before and after lessons. As a rider progresses he or she is encouraged to develop the ability to school horses properly and work with various issues successfully. We host many events and offer both outside and inbarn clinics, exposing riders to a broad spectrum of experience while keeping costs reasonable. By understanding clearly the dynamics between our clients and the horses, Five Star manages to yield positive results and produce talented and gifted riders. Our program stresses the importance of horsemanship and our students understand that horse management and care, ground work and respect are, above all, the most essential ingredients to developing a successful equestrian. By developing confident horses and riders, anything is possible.
"When you put your horse first, winning comes naturally"