The Trainers

HEIDI RIDDLE, Founder and Head Trainer, Half Halt Farms

CONTACT: or 925-998-0144.

Heidi Riddle (R) with student Ari Lopez

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 is is a USDF certified 4th level instructor, and holds her Bronze and Silver medals as well as freestyle Bronze and Silver medals.

She has taken many of her students to national competitions including the North American Young Rider Competition in dressage and eventing. Heidi emphasizes biomechanics and effective riding skills in her passion for teaching. Her students enjoy working with her immensely!

Heidi is currently accepting horses in both regular and competition training, and also provides coaching at shows.

Contact Heidi about lessons, training, or boarding via email or by phone.


Phone: 925-998-0144


JANELLE RIDDLE, Assistant Trainer, Half Halt Farms

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.

Contact Janelle about lessons or training via email or by phone.


Phone: 925-584-4172.


One Responseso far.

  1. nelly van ceulebroeck says:

    Dear Heidi,

    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a new year full
    of happiness with your family and great joy with
    the horses.

    Give my best wishes to Ari and her parents please.

    Olivia did win her first Grand Prix already in Florida, what a girl

    With all my love


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