Three-day Eventing and Dressage

Learn about boarding, training, and showing

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Meet trainer Heidi Riddle.

Heidi Riddle is a successful trainer, instructor and competitor who owns and operates Half Halt Farms. Her teaching focus includes emphasis on position and movement in harmony with the horse, and her expertise includes musical freestyle choreography and quadrille experience. Heidi has over 30 years of experience competing at the FEI levels in dressage, and through CCI** levels in eventing. She's a USDF-certified 4th level instructor, and holds her Bronze and Silver medals as well as freestyle Bronze and Silver medals...

Meet assistant trainer Janelle Cohen

Janelle has been riding for over 17 years. In 2006, she represented Area VI eventing at the NAYRC on the CCI** team with her horse Le Spirite. She’s competed through fourth level dressage, and also has experience in hunter jumpers. Janelle specializes in training young and problem horses, and also works with beginning riders...

Training and Boarding

We offer a variety of private and group lessons for riders of all levels on our school horses, or on your privately-owned horse. Sponsorship and lease programs can also be arranged for people looking to ride more frequently. Lessons are given on a reserve basis 6 days a week, but please feel free to stop by and observe any time. Call or email ahead of time to confirm a good time to meet with us, and we’d be happy to take you around and show you the facilities.

Contact HHF

Heidi Riddle can be reached via email at, or by phone at 925-998-0144. Janelle Cohen can be reached via email at, or by phone at 925-584-4172. The ranch is located at 2251 Rancho Del Lago Road, Martinez, California 94553. Check out our galleries for photos of the barn and shows, and like us on Facebook: HalfHaltFarm.

"Heidi Riddle is a trainer with expansive experience and high standards. She is a wonderful person who is very dedicated to, and has great compassion for, both her clients and horses. Heidi applies very effective teaching techniques based on biomechanics and personal experience. She understands how horses and people move and respond." -George K. Dobrev