Riding Lessons/Training


Meet our Riding Instructor/Horse Trainer

Dee Packard, of Spoiled Rotten Sporthorses, has a passion for sharing the classical principles of dressage to all riders and their horses regardless of breed, age, discipline or experience. She has a B.S. in Equestrian Science and over 27 yrs professional experience training, teaching and managing in the horse industry.  Having earned the USDF Bronze Medal and completed the requirements for the USDF Silver Medal, she has successfully shown through Prix St Georges. In pursuit of her own continuing education, she has had the opportunity to study with Kathleen Raine, Dennis Callin, Nancy Smith, Judy Farnsworth and other top FEI instructors. She brings this experience along with her work with several breeds in several disciplines including hunters, jumpers, reining horses, gaited horses and driving horses to Indigo Trails as our resident trainer.  Her philosophy is helping riders develop confidence and harmony with their horses and uses the classical principles of dressage to achieve this goal, allowing each horse to become the best athlete they can be. She also has a special gift for rehabbing horses through injury developing them into solid, athletic partners.

As a coach, Dee has had several riders achieve USDF awards including 2013 USDF Training Level Young Rider Paint Horse of the Year, 2010 USDF Adult/Amatuer Training Level Horse of the Year, 2013 Region 5 Adult Amateur 2nd Level Reserve Champion and 2014 Region 5 Adult Amateur 2nd Level Champion.  She currently has 2 students qualified for the 2018 USDF Region 2 Championships. While competing is a focus of her training program she also trains and coaches eventers, pleasure riders, hunter/jumpers and even a combined driving participant(!) allowing them to experience the huge benefits of dressage for improving their relationship with their mounts.

Her program includes training(inclusive of board) for you and your horse and/or private lessons on safe, well schooled lesson horses. On site lease options are also possible. She does accept trailer in students and is available to clinic in the Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois area.



We are a dedicated dressage training facility allowing only 6-8 horses in training at a time so that we can provide detailed, custom and inclusive care to each horse and client.  Full or Partial training is required and includes lessons, training rides and daily care of your equine friend.  Our facility includes 10 x 14 matted stalls, automatic waterers, top quality hay, custom designed grain program, heated tack room w/bathroom, grass pastures, indoor arena, heated lounge/viewing area, outdoor arena, and riding trails meandering through 100 acres of land.



Full Training/Boarding (15 contacts)        $1,100 per month

Partial Training/Boarding (8 contacts)      $850 per month


Riding Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, Dee provides private lessons that will fit your skill level and time schedule and each lesson horse comes with their own equipment.


Single Private                       $60

Package of 4                         $220



Enjoy “owning a horse” without the extra added stress, responsibilities and most importantly costs. We take great pride in the quality of lesson horses we have here at Indigo Trails. Our lesson horses are patient, well trained and mannered teachers. Each lease situation is customized to meet the needs of the student and the horse ensuring that each student/horse partnership is successful.

contact Dee @ 720-951-2030 or dee_packard@yahoo.com



Indigo Trails is a holistic wellness center that offers retreats, workshops, small group and one on one private coaching sessions in the areas of human empowerment, mindfulness, and healthy living practices.  It is our belief that horses have an immense gift to offer humans through their compassion, honesty, and love.