Valley View Farm Dressage
Patty Hale, Owner/Trainer/Instructor - USDF Bronze & Silver Medals
85 Vilanco Lane Vilonia Arkansas 72173

About Patty

Patty has been riding since childhood, starting bareback on her pony, Gigi. As a teenager working at Walmart to support her horse habit, she graduated to hunters and trained with Nancy Sobba at Lucky Acres in Jacksonville. She took a few years off to spend time with her son - well, not completely off: she was trail riding.

Dressage claimed her 30 (something) years ago. She has trained two of her own horses, Rustler's Icy Prince ,"Ike" (some of you will remember the big leopard Appaloosa) and  Der Donnerstag (Oldenberg), to Prix St. Georges and brought her third horse, Velvet (Westphalen), back from 4th Level retirement to PSG as well, earning her USDF Bronze and Silver medals along the way.  Patty is now bringing along an Oldenberg mare, CC and a GRP, Renzie. She also has developed an addiction to Haflingers and has aspirations of taking one of them (at least), Doc, to Pony Cup next year.


She has been teaching for many years and has students from beginner to Prix St.
Georges. In 2011, one of her longtime students (yours truly) earned her USDF Silver medal with Velvet. Hot Springs trainer, Marsha Tucker, joined "Team Velvet"  and earned her Silver medal as the last "victim" of the big grey mare with Patty providing coaching and moral support.

Velvet was officially retired with great ceremony at the 2014 Mid-South Dressage Academy Turkey Trot Show this past November after partnering with Nancy Sobba to join the United States Dressage Foundation's Century Club. Thanks to all who came to Hernando MS November 21-23 and celebrated with us!

Patty served on the Arkansas Dressage Society (ADS) Board of Directors for many years as Newsletter Editor, Member-at-Large and President.

She is a yearly donator to the local 4-H club.

Valley View offers wonderful facilities for horse and rider:

Private instruction and horse training.

A standard large outdoor dressage arena with brand new most-weather sand footing and permanent letters for serious schooling.

 A lighted semi-enclosed indoor arena with sand/rubber footing, automated sprinkler system, and mirrors provides maximum coolness in summer and wind and weather protection in winter for year-round schooling. Brand new - built after the April 2014 tornado destroyed the original. Now with 70 feet of mirrors!

Round pen with sand footing.
Hundreds of acres of private trails for the recreational rider.
Well-ventilated 12 X 12 box stalls with rubber mats.
Custom turnout - groups, pairs, or individual.
Local veterinarian and certified journeyman farrier.
Regular visits by equine dentist and chiropractor.

Grooming areas, tack room with cubbies, and outside concrete wash rack.

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