About

ShootingStar_StaffEstablished in 2013 by Chris Dick, owner and operator, Shooting Star Horse Farm is a horse boarding facility offering spacious stalls equipped with automated watering stations and padded flooring for horse comfort.

For those interested in riding lessons we work to provide a comfortable introduction to riding basics and encouragement through guided instruction to improve riding skills. We also provide training to improve horse responsiveness and performance. We cater to both the English and Western rider.

We welcome all ages and paces; whether you are a first time rider or ready to compete in the show arena. We take pride in our ability to provide each rider direction to focus on what they love.

 

 

 

 


Our Staff

American Quarter Horse Association

Chris Dick, Owner and Operator

Chris Dick began riding at age 5 and developed his passion for horses in high school when he kept his own horse. He attended the University of Findlay, attaining a degree in Western Equestrian Studies as well as a degree in Equine Business Management.

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)

He has shown at American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) events in Western Pleasure and Western Riding. He has been Top 10 and finalist at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) world show in Western Riding, Congress Champion, Congress top 10 multiple times, and multiple North Carolina Quarter Horse Association (NCQHA) circuit champion ship in Western Riding.

Cheryl Bell

Cheryl Bell

Cheryl began riding as a child and has developed a love and profound knowledge of horses ever since. Cheryl has quite the extensive equine resume as well as a strong business background. Cheryl’s number one concern is providing optimal care for the horses at Shooting Star. She is dedicated to making both horse and rider’s daily experience at the farm some of the most enjoyable, comforting experiences they will have. Whether boarding or having a horse in her training program, horse owners will feel at ease with their horse under her watch. You can rest assured that your horse is well cared for at Shooting Star.

Click to read Cheryl Bell’s full biography

Sally Cochran

Instructor Sally Cochran

  • American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Certified Instructor for:
  • Level 2 Hunt Seat on the Flat
  • Recreational Riding
  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Certified Instructor (PATH)
  • 12 years independent instructor
  • 19 years horseback riding & competition
  • Associate’s degree in Business Admin
  • Associate’s degree in Logistics

Sally loves to teach and makes her riding lessons as fun and interesting as possible. She has a different lesson plan for each week so every rider gets as much experience as possible. She is informative, energetic and encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic.

What We Do

Horse Riding Lessons

We offer riding lessons for all ages and paces. We help match up riders with the horse best suited for a positive and enjoyable experience.

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Training

We provide Western or English training. With proper training your horse will perform as expected when it matters, during practice or competition.

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Our Barn

We offer boarding for up to 80 horses, and have indoor and outdoor arenas. Our facilities are maintained with twenty-four hour on site horse care.

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Weddings

Shooting Star Horse Farm hosts numerous weddings and events all year. Contact our farm today to learn about pricing and availability.

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