About Us









Wendy Rhea
Photo Credit: Tamara With The Camera


Wendy Rhea, owner/instructor

Wendy has owned and operated top-quality boarding facilities for since 1990.  Former owner of Baywood Equestrian Center in Castro Valley, she relocated from the Bay Area in 1996 to build and open Quail Ridge Farm in Wilton, California.  Moving from the hectic life as owner of Baywood, a 36 stall show barn, she now appreciates the quiet life of a smaller more personalized country facility.

Wendy has always prided herself on offering the best care available for the equine residents at her facilities and she now can offer more personalized care in the smaller setting.  With the attitude that she treats every horse as if it were her own, horse owners can be assured of the attention to detail that they would provide themselves on a daily basis.  As many of the Quail Ridge Farm residents are retired, this attention gives owners peace of mind in knowing their senior equine companions are getting the same kind of care as they provided themselves when their horse was in the peak of their performance career.

Wendy also offers instruction for the dressage rider (see more under 'Lessons').  She constantly strives to expand and enhance her teaching and riding skills through participation in clinics and most recently as a Participating Instructor in the USDF Instructors Certification Program.


Wendy started her riding career as a child riding hunter/jumpers and started eventing in her early adult years.  Now concentrating on dressage herself, she has been teaching since 1990.

Wendy is a member of the Association of Professional Trainers and Instructors and holds her Red Cross CPR and First Aid cards.  She is an active member of the California Dressage Society, having served as past secretary for the local Valley Oaks Chapter.  She also is a member of the US Dressage Federation and USEF, and a USDF 'L' Program graduate.