About Us

Catherine Cruger Bend OregonCatherine Cruger

Some Day Farm LLC is owned and operated by Catherine Cruger and the main areas of focus include: equitation, hunter jumper training, horseback riding lessons, professional horse training, horse boarding, and also has a variety of horses for sale.  Catherine began riding horses when she was 5 years old on the East Coast and she has been a professional since she was 18 years old.  She has also taught horse riding lessons since the age of 15 in New York and Connecticut.  She attended the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and then transferred and graduated from the University of Denver.  She remained in Colorado and lived in Vail where she trained with Laurie Jueneman at Snowfield Farm.

In 2006 Catherine planned on living in Bend for about 6 months, but ended up falling in love with the area and making it her permanent residence.  She realized that there was a huge horse community in Bend and that there was a need for a good hunter jumper facility that offered professional horse training and had all of the amenities for competition at a national level.  Catherine created a training program that focuses on horsemanship, kids programs, and offers an open facility which allows riders to spend a Saturday at the barn grooming and riding at their leisure.

Some Day Farm offers horse riding lessons for all ages and skill sets.  At Some Day Farm we give you the option to take one lesson per week or attend full time training and set goals to qualify for indoors like Harrisburg, Washington, The National Horse Show or even the Capital Challenge in Maryland.   We can accommodate your needs and help to shape you into the kind of rider that fits your goals and objectives.  For more information about Some Day Farm and our facilities please contact Catherine Cruger at 541-848-8519 or email info@somedayfarmllc.com.

 

Mari Valceschini Bend Oregon

Mari Valceschini

I, Mari Valceschini, grew up here in central Oregon. And as far back as I can remember, I was the textbook horse crazy kid. From the time I got my first horse, a pinto pony, if I could have slept in a stall with her I would have. I loved learning and succeeding with my horse. I learned balance, discipline, harmony and attention to detail and the joy of a well schooled horse. It was this passion that led me to compete and show my horses.

During high school, I was a working student at sale barn, a facility that imported and sold Hanoverians. I learned the basics of dressage, riding sport horses, how to prepare and present sale horses. But most importantly I fell in love with dressage; the balance and organization of dressage can benefit all types of horses, activity levels and disciplines. From Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses to Warmbloods and everything in between, horses in general can use the foundation of dressage to excel in riding.

While attending OSU in Corvallis and working towards a degree in Business Administration, I joined the OSU Eventing team, and became a working student for judge and trainer Kim Barker. At KB Dressage, I had the opportunity to compete with many challenging and talented horses. With these horses I began to gain success in the show arenas. I enjoy being in tune with my horse, and intuitively knowing how to communicate with him and how to elevate his performance in the arena. I earned my USDF Bronze medal, won many Jr. championships on the local, state and northwest regional level at this time.

After graduating from OSU, I returned to Bend, my hometown, to be close to my family. Inevitably I could not stay away for riding and immersed myself in my passion for dressage. I earned my Silver medal and became a professional, working at local barns. It is at this time that I began to work at Someday Farm. I have had the pleasure of working with many different horses and riders. I particularly enjoy incorporating dressage fundamentals into my teaching and riding. I find this cross training helps both the horse and rider excel in the hunter and jumper arenas and makes for a more athletic horse in general.

 

Kendall Entler Bend OregonKendall Entler

Kendall Entler is Catherine Cruger’s Assistant Trainer at Some Day Farm.  Kendall has been riding and training horses for over a decade and is very passionate about teaching.  Kendall enjoys the Central Oregon lifestyle and above all working with the amazing students at Some Day Farm and watching them grow and improve their skills.

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