Flipside is a boutique training business offering intimate, one-on-one, focused training dedicated to promoting a safe and professional environment for all of our athletes, horses and riders alike. We provide training for hunters, jumpers, equitation, sale horses, and young horses as well as teach riding lessons to all levels of experience and ages.
Learn, have fun, make friends
Located at Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center in Wilsonville, Flipside provides, beginners, juniors, and amateurs expert hunter, jumper, and equitation training for all levels of competition both National and International. Flipside's extensive full-service boutique training program is designed with rider and horse in mind to help realize their full potential through a combination of one-on-one personalized lessons and professional rides. Individual programs are designed and catered for each horse/rider based on a goal oriented approach. Beginning at walk/trot to the grand prix and International World Class levels, our professional team strives to create successful partnerships by carefully developing both the horse and the rider’s physical and mental potential. With great value on building a solid foundation of flat work and jumping fundamentals, the program is further enhanced by a positive, safe, and enjoyable learning atmosphere.
Your best friend's wellbeing matters
Flipside offers unparalleled equine care curated to keep our horses fit, healthy, and happy. Our program includes a thoughtful and detailed curriculum for both horse and rider alike. We offer professional grooming, clipping, daily turn outs both 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, and coordination/payments, horse insurance and horse show entries and membership renewals (upon request), are are handled by our team so that clients can focus on what is really important, building memories with their horses and excelling in their practice.
80 acres of trails to keep your horse being a horse
Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center is a family owned farm, located just south of Portland, Oregon between the bustling equestrian communities of Sherwood and Wilsonville. Sherwood Forest is a unique boarding facility that offers a wide variety of spaces for our boarders. The main barn itself has large, well-lit stalls with quality bedding, several tack rooms, wash racks with hot and cold water, cross-ties, farrier spaces, a laundry room, and several other amenities. The facility has a large indoor arena with 2 separate viewing decks and a spacious observation room, a large outdoor sand ring, and a round pen for our boarders to enjoy and train in. The front acreage is dedicated to the care of all our horses with clean well-lit barns, rolling pastures, individual turnout paddocks, and all our arenas. The back 80 acres are a fabulous mixture of fields and forest with miles of trails. A fun cross country course centers around a large water complex and mowed trails provide ample room to condition your horse over terrain or just enjoy a summer walk through the shade of the trees.
We strive to provide an upscale experience for our boarders while maintaining a friendly and social atmosphere around the barns for everyone to enjoy! During the summer we have large BBQ’s for all the barn members, camps, and other inclusive events. Come see our picturesque setting and join the Sherwood Forest Family!
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.
Philippa has been a professional hunter/jumper rider since the age of 20. Philippa has been in business since 2000, and has competed locally, nationally and internationally in hunters and jumpers winning several Grand Prix’s and Hunter Derbies, as well as several USEF Zone 9 Championships on multiple horses in different divisions. Philippa teaches riders – both children and adults – of all levels.
Kristen brings over 40 years of experience to our team. Kristen spent her junior years riding and showing in Chicagoland. After college and some time in the workforce, she returned to her passion and love of horses. After spending several years as a professional in Chicago she migrated west landing in California's East Bay and eventually finding her way to Flipside Horses in Oregon. Kristen brings patience and understanding for both the horse and rider to the team. She works to create a fun learning environment for a successful partnership with your horse. "One team One dream"