Upcoming Events at Donida

Donida Farm Equestrian Center is not part of the current EHV-1 case or subsequent quarantine in Woodinville. This weekend’s English/ Western show will go on as planned.

Donida Farm would like to remind everyone to please keep your horse at home from any event/show/lesson at any facility if it has an elevated temperature, nasal drainage or is exhibiting respiratory issues. It’s too easy to pass along viruses and some horses respond worse than others to the same virus. Let’s all be mindful of what’s best for our own horses as well as those belonging to our fellow equestrians. Health is a top priority for all of us and we want everyone to enjoy our horses together in a healthy and safe environment.

Donida Farm English Western Show Series 

Next show: April 14, 2018

Entry now closed

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Donida Farm Dressage Schooling Show and Event Derby 3-in-1

May 5, 2018

Entry now open

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Donida Dressage Spring Fling I and II

May 12, 2018 and May 13, 2018

Entry now open

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Donida Farm Sponsors

Gwen Blake is sponsored by


 Arabian Celebration Perpetual Trophy sponsored by

  Westbrook Sport Horses

Donida Farm Dressage Festival Perpetual Trophies sponsored by

1st – 4th Level Junior, sponsored by Mary Bridge Pediatric Surgery
Training Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by The Red Mare
1st – 4th Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by Lilly Wilson Partners
Training Level Open, sponsored by Mary Houghton and Melonie Caviness
1st – 4th Level Open, sponsored by CHL Farrier Services
USDF Musical Freestyle, sponsored by Dreitzler Dressage
FEI Open, sponsored by Donida Farm
Dressage Seat Equitation, sponsored by Joann Keller in memory of Chris Tann, dedicated rider and beloved friend
Reaching for the Stars Junior Inspirational Award, sponsored by the Ritzau family

Vendor Opportunities at Donida Shows

Interested in learning more about being a vendor at Donida Farm shows?
Click here to down the 2017-2018 New Vendor Package


Jose Alejos Spring Young Horse Program

One week under saddle, this horse gained an incredible amount of confidence from Jose.

Donida Farm Equestrian Center proudly presents world-renowned young horse starter and master horseman Jose Alejos, returning to Donida Farm in April 2018.

This two-week plus program will include a choice of three divisions:

1) “Backing”: The backing of horses with no attempts. A clean slate of no education at all. Most owners are able to come for a lesson in the second week of their horses education. Horses are broke to arenas, trails, race track, woods, as a group and by themselves.

2) “The Problem Horse”- Horses who have failed backing from previous attempts by others, or has a attitude of: bucking, rearing, bolting, trailering issues, biting striking, bullying etc. An amazing development from start to finish.

3) “Foal Training”- 4-6 months of age (or older). Foals halter training and life lessons along with weaning in a group with same sex. Low stress. Leading, clipping, bathing etc. Mothers may accompany foals during the first week. Love the babies and love them more as they become bigger.

Whatever the issue is, we can get it fixed this spring!

Our Young Horse Program will fill quickly as there is a limited number of horses accepted. Jose’s method is a very kind, fair way. He is a remarkable rare horseman. You will be as amazed as I was when you watch him in action. His training sessions are private (with exception) to those enrolled.

His methods/bio and testimonials can be found @ WWW.JOSEALEJOS.COM.

Jose comes highly recommended by trainers, breeders, professionals and owners all over the world. Local references include:

Nancy Free, world class Hunter trainer and owner of Brass Ring Farm.
Carol Hinckley, world class Hunter/Jumper trainer and owner of Brick Road Farms.
Gwen Blake, USEF Team dressage competitor/trainer and owner of Donida Farm.
Michele Pestle, world class Event trainer/competitor, out of Bauernhof Stables.
Tammy Masters, world class Jumper trainer/competitor and owner of Starfire Farm.
Paige Rulh, NW FEI Dressage trainer.

Cost of this 2-week session ranges from $1,000 – $2,500 and includes stall board with daily turnout at Donida Farm. This spring session will be perfect to allow Joses riders to enter the schooling sow the following weekend and get a confident first start to show exposure. And continuing on with Marcos into the dressage schooling show.

Reserve your spot with 50% down immediately and balance with final paperwork due upon arrival in April , 2018. Cash/credit card/paypal or checks payable to Donida Farm

Those interested, please contact Gwen Blake for a deposit to hold your horse’s spot and request the corresponding paperwork.

Download paperwork here:

1 jose Spring session 2018 intro letter page1

2 Form to participants and deposit request to hold

3 Board agreemant for Jose horses mid april

To Continue...Jose has been the mentor of Marcos Arriaza for over a decade. Marcos is based out of Donida Farm and will be available to continue the training beyond this event. Marcus’s kindness and soft approach instills a horses confidence whether it be in the general stable environment or a schooling show. You can contact Marcos directly at 951-420-2542 or email at: ana1983isa@gmail.com