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The Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts offers a diverse selection of European classical dressage experiences for riders of all levels and disciplines. Whether you have not been introduced to classical riding or you are seeking an intensive refinement program, Master Vitor Silva and the staff at Sons of the Wind Farm provides students, from amateur enthusiasts to instructors and competitive riders spanning all disciplines, the opportunity to discover the functionality of classical training.

With an emphasis on safe horsemanship and harmony between horse and rider, Vitor’s training philosophy is rooted in the fundamentals. Vitor teaches classical dressage techniques via in-hand work, lunge lessons and work on long lines. For an optimum riding and learning experience, Sons of the Wind Farm offers both 3 and 5-day instructional riding packages.

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Price: $175/hour

Single Lesson

5-DAY PACKAGE

Double Occupancy: $1,090

• 2 lessons per day with Master Vitor Silva on highly-trained Lusitano Schoolmasters
• Ability to audit any/all training sessions
2 night stay in a private guest room 
• Daily breakfast
• Full access to all amenities

3-day package

Single Occupancy: $1,190

Non-rider Fee: $95/day

(extra night is $95.00 each)

(extra night is $145.00 each)

$95.00 per night (double occupancy)
$145 per night (single occupancy)

Double Occupancy: $1,840

Single Occupancy: $1,960

Non-rider Fee: $95/day

(extra night is $85.00 each)

(extra night is $115.00 each)

$85.00 per night (double occupancy)
$115 per night (single occupancy)

• 2 lessons per day with Master Vitor Silva on highly-trained Lusitano Schoolmasters
• Ability to audit any/all training sessions
4 night stay in a private guest room 
• Daily breakfast
• Full access to all amenities

• Classical dressage lesson on a SOTW Schoolmaster or trailer in your own horse

Single Occupancy: $1,190

(extra night is $145.00 each)

Non-rider Fee: $95/day

$95.00 per night (double occupancy)
$145 per night (single occupancy)

Double Occupancy: $1,840

• 2 lessons per day with Master Vitor Silva on highly-trained Lusitano Schoolmasters
• Ability to audit any/all training sessions
4 night stay in a private guest room 
• Daily breakfast
• Full access to all amenities

5-DAY PACKAGE

(extra night is $85.00 each)

Single Occupancy: $1,960

(extra night is $115.00 each)

Non-rider Fee: $95/day

$85.00 per night (double occupancy)
$115 per night (single occupancy)

Price: $175/hour

• Classical dressage lesson on a SOTW Schoolmaster or trailer in your own horse

SINGLE LESSON

— Double occupancy is available for friends or family traveling together.
— All reservations require prior, full (non-refundable) payment for confirmation. 
— If arriving the day of, you must arrive by 9:00am. If arriving the day before your lessons start, check in time is between 4:00pm-7:00pm.
— After reservations confirmed, date change fee: $100 (If changed four weeks before stay and rescheduled within 2 months of original stay. One date change allowed.) 
— Please consider travelers insurance as these bookings are non-refundable. 

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Our sweet Amaroso is a humble, unsung hero! He is 15.3hh and 14 years old. He teaches many of our lunge lessons as he has great energy and a consistent rhythm. This allows beginners to get the hang of basic movements and upper-level riders to hone their skills, work on their balance and ensure connectedness to the horse! Amaroso is also a master of tempi changes and piaffe!

This sweet guy is one of the resident schoolmasters at Sons of the Wind. He is 15 years old and is best known for his masterful ability to teach long line lessons. He is incredibly comfortable and one of our most forgiving teachers. 

At only 6 years old, this sweet guy is the youngest of our Schoolmasters. We knew he was special from a very early age as he’s always had an “old soul” and is a perfect gentlemen. His steady, rhythmical gates make him a great teacher both on and off the lunge line. FUN FACT: Van Gogh got his name because he’s actually missing part of his ear (don’t worry…it happened long before he came into our SOTW family)!

This handsome devil is 20 years young, was imported from Portugal and has a personality that’s (almost) as big as his hair! Rivoli is a 15.2hh stallion and has performed in Europe and all over the United States.

Valioso loves to teach the piaffe. In fact, he loves the piaffe so much that he has performed it in front of thousands of people on top of a grand piano (yes…you ready that correctly)! He is 16 years young and stands at 15.2hh. He was imported from Brazil after a successful working equitation career there and has continued to help our guests and staff excel at learning classical riding.

This handsome 12 year old Lusitano gelding has been used extensively in our schoolmaster program this winter. He is one of our most forgiving teachers and since he’s schooled through Prix St George, he affords our guests the ability to get in some serious practice and excels at teaching the collected gaits.

Jeronimo is a young horse with a wise soul. He is extremely patient and kind to all riders. He is a star on the lunge line as well as dependable for independent lessons.

Dinoco is a talented, sensitive upper level schoolmaster. He is trained through Grand Prix and can teach more advanced riders all of the upper level movements including tempi changes and piaffe.