Our Story


Blazing Tree Equestrian Center was formed through the purchase of the 30 acres property by Sonja Webster-Hills, DVM and Andy Hills (Husband & Wife) in June of 2013.  The property had been developed in 2007 but ownership and management challenges resulted in limited service offerings.  The purchase and takeover of management in 2013, provided Sonja and Andy the opportunity to offer high level of services in a premier location.  Blazing Tree Equestrian Center now offers full care boarding for horses and riders of all disciplines.


Sonja began riding as a youth in her home country of England.  When her family moved to California during her teen years in 1975, she acquired her first horses and so started her ongoing relationship with horses. Her career as a small animal veterinarian and the raising of 3 boys put riding on hold until 2011. Since then she has been enjoying learning the sport of 3 day eventing. In December of 2012 Sonja purchased her Connemara / Thoroughbred gelding Rioga (Rye).

 Andy is not a common horseman.  His family roots are in farming and he has always had a mechanical knack and passion for tractors.  He enjoys taking care of the horses and miniature donkey (Shrek) as well as maintaining all the farm equipment and grounds.


Shrek the miniature donkey came with the purchase of the property.  He loves everyone, and keeps the horses guessing.