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Performance Excellence

Flipside is a training program offering intimate, one-on-one, focused training dedicated to promoting a safe and professional environment for all athletes, horses and riders alike. We specialize in hunters, jumpers, equitation, sale horses and young horses, as well as providing riding lessons to all levels of experience and ages.

Flipside: Welcome


Learn, have fun, make friends

Flipside provides beginners, juniors, and adult amateurs with expert hunter, jumper, and equitation training for all levels of competition both National and International. Flipside's full-service program is designed for rider and horse through a combination of one-on-one personalized lessons and professional rides. From walk/trot to Grand Prix and International World Class levels, our team creates successful partnerships by carefully helping horse and rider reach their physical and mental potential. Flipside believes in building a solid foundation of flat work and jumping fundamentals, while also providing a positive, safe, and enjoyable learning atmosphere.

Flipside: About


We ride.

To fly, to feel, to touch, to breathe, to laugh, to soar, to overcome, to relax, to prove them wrong, to belong, to feel strong, to heal, to love and be loved, and to communicate without words. We ride to live.

Flipside: Meet the Coaches


Owner, Head Trainer

Philippa has been a professional hunter/jumper rider since the age of 20. She has been in business since 2000, and competes locally, nationally and internationally in hunters and jumpers. She has won several Grand Prix’s and Hunter Derbies, as well as multiple USEF Zone 9 Championships on different horses in various divisions. Philippa teaches riders – both children and adults – of all levels.



Assistant Trainer

Kristen brings us years of experience teaching, showing and training. Her equestrian journey began in the Chicagoland area as a junior. After college, she migrated west to Northern California, eventually ending up in Oregon. Kristen demonstrates patience and understanding for both horse and rider, providing skills and insight to all. She enjoys the process of teaching and training, especially working with young horses. Kristen creates a fun and successful environment for all!



Your best friend's wellbeing comes first.

Flipside offers unparalleled equine care curated to keep our horses fit, healthy, and happy. Our program includes a thoughtful and detailed curriculum for horse and rider alike. We offer professional grooming, clipping, daily turn out indoor or outdoor, blanketing, lunging, stall cleaning, quality feed with personalized diets, and show preparations. Supplies are provided as part of our comprehensive program, and the Flipside team coordinates all vet, dentist, chiropractor, massage, and farrier visits. Furthermore, we coordinate show office close outs, adds/scratches, bathing, braiding, transportation, coordination/payments, horse insurance, horse show entries and membership renewals (upon request). These important details are handled by our team so that clients can focus on what really matters, building memories with their horses and excelling in their practice.

Flipside: About
Illahee Stables

Located at Illahee Stables in Newberg, OR, just 10 minutes from the Wilsonville I-5 exit.

Flipside: Welcome


Philippa Melski
34680 Kramien Rd.
Newberg, Oregon 97132


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