Welcome to Capstone Farm!
My name is Sarah Aron Kramer, Capstone’s Horse Trainer and Horseback Riding Instructor and 18 time National Champion. I'd like to take a moment to share Capstone Farm's objectives for our horseback riding program based in Issaquah, Washington.
On the surface, Capstone Farm is a training facility for horses and their riders. We teach horsemanship skills – from care and grooming,to horse-back riding and performance in the show arena and train top quality show horses to have the movement and behavior needed to compete at the highest levels. Our equestrian team clients have won over 180 National and World Titles. In addition to our show team, we also offer summer camps and riding lessons.
But Capstone Farm is much more! I have found that the characteristics that make a champion rider are the same characteristics that foster success in life. Because people, especially children, are so receptive to learning when they are around horses, the barn provides a forum to teach life skills that are carried outside of the barn – goal setting, focus, work ethic, responsibility, awareness of the world and one’s ability to affect it. In addition, one gains self confidence and self respect. Capstone Farm is an environment where you learn not only about horses and riding, but also problem solving skills that help an individual handle a wide variety of life situations.
2019 National Show Team
It is most rewarding to me to watch individuals progress, gain self confidence and achieve personal goals. I hold the bar high and encourage everyone to rise up to meet it. And they do! Capstone Farm's equestrian team wins regularly at National and Youth World competitions.
I invite you to call me at (425) 295-7961 to arrange a personal tour of Capstone's private horseback riding and horse training facility based in Issaquah, Washington.
Sarah Aron Kramer
Horse Trainer, Riding Instructor and Coach
Sarah has been around horses her entire life. She began showing 4H at the age of seven and moved on to serious competition on the Appaloosa "A" circuit. She won 18 National Championships in Youth and Non-Pro, 26 National Reserve Championships and has countless Top-10 places.
Sarah has been training horses and riders since 1997 with dramatic results. Her equestrian team clients have won over two-hundred National and World Titles in the past five years.
The Kitch Family
Sarah has continued to challenge me in my eight years of riding with her as every lesson we focus on a different skill or idea to master. She has found the perfect balance of when to push me, and when to hold back to let me figure out a solution on my own. The barn has become such a positive space and I don't know where I would be without Sarah and all my wonderful teammates.
The Slack Family
Sarah has taught Madeline the ability to build a relationship with a horse that requires learning about one another and taking care of each other. She has learned confidence to do her best and enjoy competing without worrying too much about placement.
The Frimodt Family
My child has learned that she and the horse are a team. In order for the team to grow and learn, the horse and rider must understand one another and communicate effectively. An incredible bond has formed between our horse and my child in developing an understanding of one another. She has also learned the importance of goal setting. It takes much effort, discipline, and dedication to be successful in the show arena. She has gained an incredible amount of confidence through showing.
The Schatzman Family
We value the combination of Sarah's mentoring the entire riding, and her emphasis on the responsibility of riding to her, other riders in the barn and the horses. I was recommended to Sarah by a friend... I would highly recommend Sarah and The Capstone Barn program to others
The Temple Family
I wanted to compete nationally and to do that you have to have an amazing coach. Sarah’s success has been proven through the many national titles her team has won.
The Beninger Family
Every lesson improves each time I go out. We have goals that are set and use each lesson to work towards achieving each goal. Going out to the barn is always a great experience with positive improvement in my riding.