Welcome to Hilary Dorris Training

HD Training operates on a freelance basis: perfect for people who are not interested in paying for full training, or hauling out to another facility to get a lesson with a professional trainer.  Working as a free-lance trainer allows me to come to you. It also removes the pressures that accompany engaging in full training.

Students work at their own pace. I will push you, but not past your abilities. I work for your goals. If you are uncertain about where you want to go, I will help you determine your goals and how to get there. I support your interest, whether it’s simple, steady skill improvement, or working towards competing in the show ring.

Please see references, price list, and contact page for more information.

I look forward to working with you!


Legacy Farm Clinic

Another fun day with Legacy Farm riders in Livermore on Sunday. Everyone is riding great thanks to trainer Stacie Suico!

She and her riders are having a very successful 2012 show season. Fun to be a part of it!

Until next time ladies, keep up the good work!


The “Raise for Maize” Benefit

Maize is battling a serious lameness as of now undiagnosed. She is incurring substantial vet bills with more ahead. I am planning on doing a series of benefit riding and horse handling clinics, at barns interested in participating.
ALL donations will go directly to Hoof Beats of America who is once again Maize’s caretaker. Donations will pay for her current vet bills, rehabilitation and maintenance of this lovely mare.
When rehabilitated, Maize will need a permanent pasture companion situation. I will post updates about her progress and the clinics.
Thank you as always, for being animal advocates.

Fallen for Bend

This week I took a road trip up to Bend Oregon to work a horse show for my friends Peter and Gwen Newell.  I have never made that drive before and was not prepared for how beautiful it was up there.  There were rivers running along the side of Cline Falls road heading out to the show and as you scanned the horizon there was an incredible view of the the snow-capped Cascade mountains.

So looking forward to going back to judge at their June show!

2012 Season

I have really been enjoying giving monthly clinics at Legacy Farm in Livermore. Stacie is a great trainer which makes her group of riders really fun to work with. They have a show coming up at Starr Vaughn Equestrian this month and I look forward to hearing about their successes and learning experiences!
I have some judging dates coming up here soon. There is the always fun Miwok Livery in Mill Valley in April and a new one for me this year, Ranch Cerro in Livermore this May.
I am really looking forward to working with Peter & Gwen Newell at their own Bend Oregon facility in May and June!
Hope you are all having success at whatever you are working on. Whether you are starting a youngster or riding on the beach, “Happy trails to you until we meet again!”

All the best,

Monthly Clinics at Legacy Farm


I really enjoyed the clinic I gave at Legacy Farm last month.  Looks like Stacie’s clients enjoyed it too.  I will be giving a hunter/jumper clinic there regularly on the first Sunday of each month.  If you are interested in participating please contact Stacie Suicco at (925)216-2329.  Auditing is also available.

Wishing you all a fun and successful show season!

Legacy Farm Clinic

I am giving a clinic at Legacy Farm located at Circle J Equestrian Center in Livermore, California on February 5th from 9 am -12:30 pm.  The first session is a 2′ through 2’6″ group.  The second is a 2’6″ through 3′ group.

Stacey Suicco is the trainer I am doing the clinic for. I have known Stacie since she was showing in the pony division!!  Boy do the years fly by!

If you are interested in attending or auditing, please contact Stacie at 925-216-2329. http://www.legacyhorses.com/