About Us


EquesTraining is the quest for knowledge and understanding of horses and their role in helping us become better people.


"Life's possibilities are best viewed from the back of a horse!"

Our Mission

To help guide, instruct, inspire, and keep you safe as you venture into the wonderful, amazing world of horses.

Star Hughes on her mare Calypso, out hunting with Bijou Springs.

Star Hughes: Teacher, Trainer, Mentor, Visionary

Star Hughes has spent much of her life learning about horses and working with them. Star has successfully trained horses and riders in numerous disciplines over three decades. Her approach to training each individual is unique to their personality. 

Star has found horses to be very astute judges of human nature, yet willing to work with even the most difficult person to find a balance that works for both horse and human. In their interaction with the horses, people discover a great deal about themselves. 

The pleasure of being with, caring for, and riding horses provides an ideal opportunity for physical, mental, and emotional growth and learning. 


ARIA: The American Riding Instructor's Association

PATH: The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l

FEI: Federation Equestre International

Additional: T.TEAM, EAGALA, and more


Little girl in love with a lovely pony!

What People Are Saying About Us

"My daughter has shown great improvement in her personal confidence since starting here along with her riding skills, posture, and manner of speech among other things. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a child who loves horses and wants to immerse themselves in the horse world! There is so much to learn and everyone involved with this center loves to teach and help. This place is a blessing to our family."  

Elaine C.

"Star's method of teaching is amazing. After my first lesson with her, I knew that I was finally going to really learn how to ride. All I can say is listen to Star, believe in what she teaches. If she can take a 57 year old woman, give her enough confidence to get on a horse that would only back up when she got on it, have her cantering across a field without feeling sheer terror, really enjoying riding instead of fearing it! Imagine what she could do for you...."

Lynn R.

My work with Star has included the rehabilitation of my Trakehner mare who exhibits both physical and mental issues. One of Star's assets is her freedom from the conventional thinking concerning such strategies for such a case. Her work is unusually free from dependence on breed practices, popular trainers, or trendy traditions. Star's gift to us is basically an intuitive one....

Carriellen D.

Dear Miss Star,

!Thank you so much for teaching me all about horses! I love Miss Bonnie!

Your happy rider,


Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


Parker/Franktown, CO




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8:30 am – 5:00 pm


By Appointment