We welcome participants who love horses and who are driven to learn about riding and caring for them. Our team teaches all aspects of horsemanship and self care. We encourage, promote, and instruct through a safe space where our participants learn, develop, and grow
We also encourage our participants to participate in clinics, workshops, horse shows, and community service. Key outcomes include relationship-building skills, personal responsibility, self-confidence, and healthy stress relief.
Riders United means a great deal to our team because each team member has experienced first hand similar outcomes personally from their own connections with horses.
Victoria Faerber is known for being a warm-hearted, caring and giving person. She hails from St. Louis, Missouri and has a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin. Victoria also studied at the St. George Meadow Equestrian Academy with an emphasis in dressage and eventing. Victoria was an avid fox hunter and competed in show jumping, dressage, and three day eventing. For the past 20 years, Victoria has passionately worked with underserved children, training them to ride and compete; while giving them opportunities that allow them to visualize their dreams and realize their potential, in spite of any obstacles they have in their path. Along with her many other talents Victoria is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist.
Riders United riding director, Nathan Williams-Bonner, is passionate about training horses of all levels, because he enjoys seeing the depth of the horses potential. His main goal for horses he trains is for the horse to feel it has purpose so that it can maximize its ability. Nathan equally enjoys connecting a horse with a specific rider, where each will benefit from the other. Nathan has over 10 years riding experience with all types of horses, from high risk horses to competitive horses that compete at the national level. Nathan loves showing in the jumper arena. He has schooled many horses at A rated shows throughout California, and in May of 2018 won the Jump-NEE 1.20 Jumper Stake Classics at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA.. During the off season, Nathan specializes in thoroughbred and warmblood sales, as well as starting young horses. Nathan was also one of the original English riders at the Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Organization.
Lia received a BA in Philosophy from USC and soon after graduating entered the business world where she designed decorative housewares for an established import company. After the birth of her first child, and a fair degree of soul searching, she was inspired to shift careers. She returned to school at Pacific Oaks college in Pasadena where she received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lia has worked in her private practice for the past 15 years and is daily reminded of the privilege her career affords her - namely to work intimately with others to overcome adversity, develop greater resiliency and transform consciousness along the path of human potential. She works with individuals, couples, and groups, and 3 years ago added an equine therapy arm of her practice (having been an avid horsewoman for much of her life). Lia has sat on the board of two schools and has been a speaker and presenter at various community organizations. Her most enduring teachers remain her loving husband and her three cherished children,