True Blue Farm

category: Horse riding school, Entertainment, Horse boarding stable, Horse trainer, Horseback riding service
address: 630 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240, United States
Phone: +1 941-457-7669
rayting: 4.9

Name: C******* D********
Date: 2023-12-06 11:52:07
Rating: 5
Comment: I absolutely love True Blue Farm I have been riding for a little over 3 years. all the trainer’s teach me something new every lesson. I have built so much confidence. I love this barn and have made so many amazing friends.I would not be where I am today without the amazing horses and trainers that have helped me so much.🩵

Name: J******* G****
Date: 2023-12-05 20:55:50
Rating: 5
Comment: I have struggled for almost two years to find a barn where my 13 year old daughter could learn from a kind, knowledgeable and supportive trainer. I finally found it in Shana and True Blue Farm. I am very picky about trainers for my daughter as I rode competitively in the juniors and equitation divisions growing up. Shana cares deeply for her horses and her students. She is kind but firm and always provides constructive feedback to the students. The horses are well cared for, pastured on nearly 30 acres of land, and extremely safe for beginners. The barn is always clean and neat. Its a great place!

Name: M****** P********
Date: 2023-07-12 14:29:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Those of us, your adult riders, me having been at True Blue Farm for over 5 years, has most definitely noted my growth and confidence as a rider. I did not even start training until I was 40, so yes I am an adult. Shana Cichon,Those of us, your adult riders, me having been at True Blue Farm for over 5 years, has most definitely noted my growth and confidence as a rider. I did not even start training until I was 40, so yes I am an adult. Shana Cichon ypu are the best!pu are the best!
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Name: N******* S***
Date: 2023-07-09 16:46:11
Rating: 5
Comment: I started riding very late! I was in my 40’s. To complicate my quest to become an Equestrian, I have a neck injury, which would support that I shouldn’t be riding. I went through several barns before I found True Blue Farm. I worked with several of Shana’s trainers and Shana. Every lesson was amazing.The confidence in myself was growing. What I didn’t realize at the time was my recreation was becoming my therapy. My riding was helping me deal with the trauma from a car accident in high school (30 years past) that killed my 17 year old boyfriend. You see at 16 I couldn’t face the pain of Steve’s death. So, I buried it. The demons of trauma haunted me for years. To say I was a”hot mess” was an understatement.As my confidence grew, I was finding the strength to face what a 16 year old couldn’t. It wasn’t over night and it wasn’t easy. It was at True Blue Farm that my metamorphosis really began.When I fell during a canter transition, Shana quickly ran over to access to ensure I was okay. Then, as every trainer would do, she told me to mount Bentley again and ride him around the ring. That was one of my most empowering moments. Much like life, when we fall get back up (in the saddle) and keep going.Like most riders, I was struggling with trust after my fall and my connection with Bentley suffered. It was another trainer who felt I needed a change. She encouraged me to ride Paris! At first, I was “No way”. I can’t ride a mare.In the end, my trainer was right. Paris was my first gray mare and she built a strength inside me that to this day seems to be unbreakable. I videoed most of my lessons. A video of me and Paris successfully transitioning to a canter was distributed to my closest friends.This video was a turning point in my life. My journey with Paris was the infliction point where three young adolescents who suffered a tragic loss of their boyfriend/friend came together as adults to finally face the trauma of their loss and walk the rest of life together.I can’t imagine where my life would be today had I not found Shana, True Blue Farm and her family of trainers.I am now in Texas, it has been my dream to open an equine therapy facility. In 2020, I launched my limited liability corporation, Mon Parachute Equus, LLC. It’s name has a French translation of my equine parachute; the horses were my parachute. I wanted the name to always remember, Paris, so Mon Parachute Equus was born.I owe so much to Shana and True Blue Farm!!! The patience, the friendship and the family I had, I miss every day. I know without a second thought Shana will always support her students regardless of their age. I would recommend Shana and True Blue Farm to any student ready to become an Equestrian!!!

Name: B******* G*******
Date: 2023-07-09 14:42:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana gave me the confidence to get back in the saddle at 36, while nurturing my daughter’s love of horses and passion for equestrian sports. We have both learned and grown as riders under her guidance. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and most importantly—always puts her horses first. True Blue is one of a kind, and truly a second home to us.

Name: K**** G*******
Date: 2023-07-09 14:01:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana purchased my sweet pony, Molly, some time back. Molly was my first horse and grew with me from such a young age. I was not going to let her go off with just anyone. Shana came along through a mutual friend, and I swear she was truly meant to be Molly’s next mama. Shana and her people care so deeply for their horses, riders, and just everyone in the community! More than 10 years later, Shana still shares constant photos and videos of Molly living her best life at summer camp with the kiddos and playing in the water (her favorite thing!). I never rode with her as my trainer (I live in GA), but I CAN speak to her character, and a simple review just doesn’t do it justice! If you’re on the hunt for your next barn, I can assure you you’ll be in great hands at True Blue.

Name: M**** N********
Date: 2023-07-09 13:07:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana’s positive attitude and patience has help me so much in the year I’ve been here. She has helped me regain confidence in my riding, and I’m so greatful for her and all the other amazing people I’ve met at this barn.

Name: L***** B*****
Date: 2023-07-09 13:07:20
Rating: 5
Comment: True Blue Farm is my home-away-from-home. As an adult rider of 30 years who has experienced a little bit of all sides of the industry during this time; as the weekly lesson kid, the intercollegiate kid, the partial-lease adult, boarder & horse owner I can’t express how much I love and appreciate what True Blue has to offer. In only 2 years of riding with Shana she has helped me improve certain areas that have plagued me for YEARS, such as twisting my body…or not staying tall enough to my fence (counting). She has also significantly helped me improve my self-confidence as a rider, something that so many adults struggle with! I love her direct, honest, and non-dramatic approach and teaching style. She’s not only a wonderful horse woman and instructor but my own “horse show mom” at the shows. All she asks is open communication in what your personal goals are (because how can she help you if she doesn’t know?) and to show up ready to try your best each time. Highly recommend this place!

Name: R***** K******
Date: 2023-07-09 12:58:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana is one of the most amazing trainers I have ever met! Kind, upbeat knowledgeable, great with kids,etc. Keep up the good work

Name: V***** E****
Date: 2023-07-09 12:40:52
Rating: 5
Comment: If you are looking for the best overall experience, I highly recommend True Blue Farm. Shana, the owner and one of the trainers, has such a caring, loving, and passionate attitude towards her students and horses.

Name: R***** T******
Date: 2023-07-09 12:37:27
Rating: 5
Comment: My two daughters rode with Shana at True Blue, and they loved it. We drove an hour each way for the amazing professionalism, talent and acceptance. Thank you for all the amazing work.

Name: L*** W****
Date: 2023-01-22 18:34:11
Rating: 5
Comment: The best !!! Amazing ownership amazing staff and families.

Name: E**** K*******
Date: 2023-01-06 22:04:17
Rating: 5
Comment: My kids had a phenomenal experience during their riding lesson this week. I really appreciate the education and upbeat attitude that Chris provided. We have been to a few horse farms in other states and this one stands out in a positive way. The horses are treated as pets rather than money-making beasts of burden. The customer service is excellent and the farm is very close to downtown Sarasota, and easy to find. We loved everything about our visit and will be back soon.

Name: I** m* H***
Date: 2022-11-23 01:00:40
Rating: 5
Comment: So much fun and the staff is super nice!

Name: L***** L******
Date: 2021-11-09 17:11:06
Rating: 5
Comment: We are so happy to have found True Blue! It is my daughters favorite place to be - I honestly think she would sleep in the barn with the horses if I let her!All the trainers are knowledgable, supportive and truly care about their riders. As a parent I have been very impressed with the dedication Shana and all the trainers have to making sure all riders no matter of their ability reach their full potential.My daughter has not only learned to ride horses and made life long friends but she has also learned so many life lessons. Responsibility, patience, perseverance, and discipline to name a few.If you looking for a barn that has a family feeling and where your child learn, grow and thrive as a rider and a person than this is the place to be. We are proud to be part of the True Blue Farm Family.

Name: G*** J****
Date: 2021-11-09 16:41:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Absolutely love this facility and the staff! Not only horse lessons but also great place to learn to have pride in yourself. My daughter is 8 and loves it!

Name: B**** K******
Date: 2021-05-28 22:26:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Great place to learn to ride!

Name: D***** G****
Date: 2021-05-11 20:46:01
Rating: 5
Comment: I cannot speak highly enough of Shana and True Blue Farms. My daughter had spent many summers there. The barn is clean and safe! She’s made memories at True Blue Farms and I am so thankful to Shana for that. If you’re a new rider, advanced or professional this is the place for you or your children! My daughter came home everyday exhausted and so excited! She talked about her day all the way home, took at bath, ate dinner and crashed for the night! The next day she couldn’t wait to get out the door! Thank you Shana for sharing your knowledge and slice of heaven with everyone! My daughter is the horse person she is today because of you! She didn’t learn to just ride with you, she learned about true horsemanship, compassion and respect! Thank God for Shana and True Blue Farm!Denise G

Name: A*****
Date: 2021-05-11 18:11:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana is the absolute best trainer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and she’s done an impeccable job of cultivating a warm, welcoming, family atmosphere at True Blue. So much so, that now not only do I ride and train with her, but I trust her and all of her schooling horses with training my two young daughters. Don’t hesitate to give her barn a shot, you will not be disappointed! 💙🐴

Name: D****** G****
Date: 2021-05-11 16:32:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Shana has helped me soooo much throughout the year I rode there. I dont even have words to describe how welcoming and kind everyone is. This is such a supportive and fun barn that I would recommend to everyone!

Name: M******* C*****
Date: 2021-05-11 13:32:04
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been riding here for 6 years and I cant even explain how many amazing friendships I have made over the years. Amazing schooling ponies that all vary and are amazing to ride. If you are looking for a fun and caring barn to ride at, pick True Blue.

Name: K**** W*****
Date: 2021-05-11 13:15:01
Rating: 5
Comment: I have never felt more welcomed and felt like i had a family other than blood until i came to true blue. Shana is the best trainor and i have learned so much from her ! I also have made a lot of friends at true blue . True blue isn’t just a barn it’s a family 💙

Name: J**** B******
Date: 2021-05-11 12:21:04
Rating: 5
Comment: This is hands down the BEST barn I have ever ridden at. Shana is the most amazing, patient, knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging trainer. Her ability to teach little kids all the way to adults is adaptive and fun. The horses are all beautiful and well taken care of, excellent school horses who are so responsive and well trained. The barn atmosphere is free of drama and everyone is so supportive and kind. I have never once finished a lesson without someone giving me a compliment on that days ride. This is the best horse atmosphere ever!

Name: b******
Date: 2021-05-11 11:23:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Been riding here for just under a year and love it! Shana helped me so much in such little time already, the horses and ponies there are adorable and so fun to ride! Everyone that comes to the barn are helpful and kind.

Name: N****** R*****
Date: 2020-09-08 01:27:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Been riding here for 11 years- Shana is the best! The horses are fantastic and very nice facility! Love it and highly recommend. We moved 2 and 1/2 hrs away from true blue farm and I still drive all that way every few months or so to ride my favorite horse!

Name: C**** R***
Date: 2020-01-27 00:18:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Fabulous trainers with quiet sane responsive school horses. The barn offers a supportive family atmosphere and everyone supports each others goals

Name: L*** c***
Date: 2019-06-28 02:07:30
Rating: 5
Comment: This is the BEST PLACE to go for Summer Horse Camp! Shana knew her horses so well! The instructors were nice, and my daughter said it was so much fun! Her favorite horse was Drew. We love this camp! If you need to find a camp, True Blue Farm Is always there! We are definitely coming back next summer for sure!

Name: W***** Y*
Date: 2018-12-05 21:10:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Wow, this farm is AMAZING! My daughter and her 8 friends (10 years old) did a group lesson as a birthday party and the trainers, the owner are so wonderful!! Don’t go anywhere else!

Name: C*****
Date: 2017-07-15 00:30:10
Rating: 5
Comment: This barn has been a blessing to my daughter. She excelled in her riding over the last year and has made memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

Name: D***** J***
Date: 2017-07-14 19:13:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing