Stretchy 1-2-3 Workshop 2-18-2017

Having difficulty with that stretchy circle? Learn the technique to get your horse to stretch correctly and earn those higher marks, making the most of this coefficient. The “Stretchy Circle” has become one of the most misunderstood movements, and seemingly the one that is often avoided in practicing. The idea of stretching our horses down is so much more than a box in the Training and First level tests, but something that can improve movement, throughness, and overall suppleness in the dressage arena.

Pirouette Disaster Relief Workshop 3-18-2017

Those pirouettes both walk and canter can have us baffled. Breaking it down in simple exercises makes it very obtainable. Come join me in sharing the information I have to offer you. No horse is too young/green to learn how to start. If you are already advanced come on in and get some great coaching to better your scores.

Come learn the basics of these movements and gain the greatest potential between horse and rider in these single day workshops. All is taught by Former USET Medalist Gwen Blake held at Donida Farm, Auburn WA! Private sessions available the following day.

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More information available at or  or 253-223-2659

Upcoming Arabian Sport Horse Shows

Arabian Sport Horse Celebration with AHA Region 5 Sport Horse Championships, June 1-4, 2017

Arabian Sport Horse Salute with AHA Region FOUR Sport Horse Championships, July 13-16, 2017

Donida Farm invites Thoroughbred trainers

Donida Farm Equestrian Center is one of the Northwest’s premier facilities. We are located on the Auburn plateau towards Enumclaw, just 20 minutes from Emerald Downs. Donida Farm is currently accepting a limited number of Thoroughbreds trainers in for breaking and conditioning or layups. Feel free to give us a call for a tour. We offer self care.
Some of our amenities include:

    Five furlong gallop racetrack
    Covered hot walkers
    Covered breaking pen
    160 wood permanent stalls
    100 state of the art portable stalls
    Hot/cold rubber matted wash racks
    Heated lounge
    Spacious parking
    Indoor arena with sand/rubber/textile footing
    Multiple outdoor arenas with sand/rubber footing
    Therapeutic therapy plate

Please contact David or Gwen Blake at 253-833-4870


Welcome Rebecca Blake!

Donida Farm proudly welcomes Rebecca Blake to the Blake Equestrian Team as Assistant Trainer! Rebecca is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist with over 31 Regional Championships and Reservess in the past 8 years from Training Level through Intermediate 1. She received the title of National Dressage Seat Medal champion as a Jr/Yr, and has a 3 star rating on She has participated in clinics with a variety of esteemed instructors such as Andreas Hausberger, Robert Dover, Christophe Theallet, Janet Foy, Jane Ayers, and Dirk Glitz. Rebecca’s patient approach pays close attention to the basics of dressage, with an emphasis on correct and effective aids for both horse and rider. Specializing in training and lessons.

Accepting clients now. Contact Rebecca via email at