Horse Tales Literacy Program: Boonville Elementary visits Astoria!

Another fun collaboration for literacy with Boonville Elementary School! Each year we promote reading through the Horse Tales Literacy program and host 1st and 3rd grades along with the special needs class for a farm day field trip. We teach students on grooming and basic horse knowledge, feeding, and schooling. We also have stations where students can read to the horses and finger-painting with the queen of the barn, miss Lady! 

Special thanks to our lesson students who volunteered to assist with the stations. We couldn't do it without you all: Lexi, Bailey, KG, Sadie, and Caroline.

For more info on the Horse Tales Literacy Program visit:

To get your school involved and schedule a farm field trip,
please contact Ginny Stammetti:
(336) 469-0280

Stephanie Berbec
TTC Open Show

Rain or Shine, the ladies of Team Astoria brought their A game to the HERO Open Show at Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC). So proud of these ladies, and their hard work is paying off! Congrats to Lexi, Bailey, Caroline, Madilyn, and Taylor on a great show!

Stephanie Berbec
2018 Rising Stars!

Named one of the 2018 Rising Stars by Arabian Horse Times! 

This has been one of the hardest secrets to keep but I am ecstatic to announce that Arabian Horse Times has considered me as one of the Rising Stars of the year. I am honored to represent our Sport Horse divisions on this list, as well as the future of our breed. To read my full interview you can purchase a copy of the May edition of Arabian Horse Times, or go online and gain digital access through subscription. 

A huge thank you needs to go out to two people: my mom, Ginny, who trusted in my passion; and my partner, Stephanie, who not only took all the photographs and designed the published ad, but has jumped wholeheartedly into this crazy lifestyle of the horse training world... 

Astoria Equestrian Center is the fruition of a dream come true! 

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