Free Heart Stables is a boutique training barn located at the prestigious Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, CA. We primarily compete on the Hunter Jumper circuit, but our foundation in dressage and natural horsemanship allows us to help a wide variety of clients with varied needs. Our mission is to provide a place where equines are given the best-possible care with a focus on their mental, physical, and emotional health. Each horse in our program is treated like our own, ensuring that their individual needs are met throughout their training and daily care. We hold the same standards for our students by ensuring we provide a fun, relaxed, and safe environment for you to learn.


Free Heart Stables offers a wide variety of services and learning opportunities to meet everyone’s needs. If you are looking for our traditional training and instructional services, head on over to our Services Page to learn more. If you are interested in our online resources then you can learn more in our Online Learning Section.

Team Members’ Biographies

Do you want to get to know our team better? On our biography pages you will fine detailed information on our prior experience, qualifications, and past accomplishments.

If you want to get to know Stephanie better, check out her Biography.

If you want to get to know Mark better, take a peek at his Biography.

Want to see what others have to say? Check out our Reviews Page.

We love the instructor. She is very nice
- Renuka Y.

Stephanie is an all- around great horse woman. Her knowledge got my mare started on a path to success!
- Lindsey Roffey

Stephanie has been my coach/trainer for almost 2 years. As a new horse rider/horse owner I learned the importance of patience with my horse and myself. I learned the importance of correct ground work and consistency. She takes a holistic approach to horses, which has given me more confidence in how to connect with my own horse. She has an amazing way of meeting the client and horse where they are, and then building on that by creating a solid foundation first. I have learned that a relax horse is a happy horse.
- Lisa Brown


If you have questions about booking an appointment or how to prepare for your appointment check out our FAQ Page. Here you will find tons of great information to answer all your questions.