Professional Trainer - Heidi Modesto has had a love of horses her entire life. She began riding at the age of three, and started competing in the short stirrup divisions at the local shows by the time she was eight. She currently competes with her horse, Tucker, in jumpers and 3 day eventing. Heidi specializes in hunters, jumpers, and equitation. She also has dressage experience and believes that a strong emphasis on flatwork is important for all levels of riding. Heidi customizes every lesson to each horse and rider to help each student achieve his or her goals. She believes that good horsemanship is the key to a successful partnership with your horse and incorporates basic horse care and grooming into her lessons. Heidi continues her education by teaching alongside with other professionals in the area and likes to participate in clinics as often as she can. Heidi enjoys teaching at Hidden View Farm as it is a very inviting and family-friendly environment. She loves seeing people enjoying their time with their horses and the other riders at the farm. In her spare time Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband Nick, her two cats, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers!
Professional Trainer - Bonnie boasts a great and varied resume as she returns to her home town area (Mequon/Cedarburg) after many years away at college and then traveling with her husband who is a Navel Aviator. She studied the British Horse Society in Milbrook, New York and at the Yorkshire Riding Centre in England. She returned with the experience of being a working student under 2 Olympians, international competitions and certifications in riding, barn management and teaching. Now, as a professional in the industry for 13 years, she has taken students and their horses through levels of competition up to and including the National level! Her approach to teaching is to study how an individual learns, then combine that with her knowledge of how the horse learns, to create a confident and successful team. She strongly believes in the fundamentals based in equitation, contact and consistency.
Farm Owner - Kathy’s love for horses goes back to her childhood in Michigan where her older sister introduced her to the “world of horses” when she just 5 years old. She started taking riding lessons when she was 8 and became a proud horse owner at age 15. She rode and showed throughout her teen years and into college but then had to sell her beloved horse before her Senior year of college to make room for the next chapter of life. Kathy returned to riding full time just 12 years ago when her youngest child entered 1st grade. In her wildest dreams, she never imagined herself as a successful barn owner, but here she, is the proud owner of Hidden View Farm as she enters her empty nest years (3 amazing children off to college and beyond). You will have to stop by and meet her to find out the the rest of the story and to see the amazing property she was lucky enough to have acquired!
Barn Manager - Kelly has been riding and showing since she was very young and then graduated with a degree in Equestrian Management from Stephen’s College in Missouri. Her beloved horse, Red, who turned 24 this year, is still with her and the “grand mentor” of the farm and our lesson program. You will not find a more knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and conscientious barn manager (did I mention that she lives on the farm) in Wisconsin! The farm would not be what it is without Kelly!