About Heidi Chote
USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer through Fourth Level
USDF Gold Medalist and FEI Trainer



Heidi Chote has owned and operated First Chance Farm in Wilton, CA since 1988.

She is well educated in horse and rider biomechanics to help riders work with their horses more efficiently, by understanding the cause and effect of the rider-horse interaction.




v USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist All medals earned on self made horses



  v USDF Instructor/Trainer Faculty
  v USDF Certified Trainer/Instructor through Fourth Level
  v USDF L Graduate
  v Active Member USDF, USEF and CDS
  v Past Chapter Chairperson of CDS for two terms
v Instructors seminars and riding clinics since 1990 with Conrad Schumacher, Stephan Kiesewetter, Rachel Saavedra, Lilo Fore, Major Anders Lindgren, Major Jeremy Beale, Mary Wanless, Sandy Howard, Captain Mark Phillips, Edgar Hotz, Sabine Schut-Kery, Juan Matute, Alfredo Hernandez and others
v Ridden with top instructors on the East Coast, Canada, Great Britain and Germany, including two trips to Germanys International Academy of Equestrian Studies riding with Stephan Kiesewetter
v Ongoing education: Annual FEI Trainers Conference, Global Dressage Forum, USDF Faculty Training, Teacher Training, Junior/Young Rider and Adult clinics