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!
Beautiful Medium Pony Mare. Great for beginners up to the rated ponies. Competative anywhere, perfect lead change, smooth canter and a lovely jump. 17 years old with tons of years left. Super honest and uncomplicated.
Beautiful 6 year old Thouroughbred Gelding 16.2 hands Hunters, Jumpers, or Equitation horse with experience to 1.15
Adorable, Fast, Amateur Dutch Jumper Mare. Exp to 1.35 Great Teacher, Careful, Uncomplicated 16. 1/2 hands 11 year old liver chesnut.
EXCELLENT RESULTS AT THUNDERBIRD
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World Class Horses
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.
Riding and working with horses for 20 years. I joined Flipside in March 2017