Our Vision Our Mission


Our Vision

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

We know that horses can change people's lives for better.

How can riding, and simply, being around horses, help a human being?

Horses possess certain qualities we all admire; among them are beauty, strength, speed, and courage. In a partnership with a horse, we gain access to these qualities for ourselves. In learning how to understand, communicate, and work with a horse, a person learns a lot about themselves and how their attitudes and actions can effect outcomes.

Our Mission

To be your guide through the wonderful world of horses and riding. To help you achieve your equestrian goals and to expand your range of Life's possibilities! 

Our Instructors

Star Hughes

Instructor Star Hughes on Calypso, hunting with Bijou Springs.

Star Hughes is the administrator and chief instructor for EquesTraining. With decades of successful riding, training, and showing experience in numerous disciplines, Star is uniquely capable in her ability to perceive an individual's needs and prescribe a program to help meet equestrian goals. She believes that everyone can succeed with horses who is willing to take the time and effort to learn. Star has many professional credentials earned through nearly a lifetime of study and training.

Erin Leahy

Erin Leahy, happy with her horse's performance!

Erin Leahy has extensive experience teaching young and adult riders dressage and jumping and with schooling young "green" horses. She is at home in the show ring with students and an experienced competitor on the A level hunter/jumper circuit in the southwest and California. While teaching others, Erin is committed to her own continuing professional development and has studied with numerous notable horsemen in several disciplines.


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

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

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


Parker/Franktown, CO

(720) 851-4925



9:00 am – 7:00 pm


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9:00 am – 7:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm


8:30 am – 5:00 pm


By Appointment