Paddington Station Dressage & Eventing

Dressage and Eventing - where Redwoods meet the Wine Country

Paddington Station is a full service english boarding and training facility located in beautiful Mendocino County, California, only 100 miles north of San Francisco. We offer riding lessons in dressage and eventing, specialising with adult amateur riders and the young rider who wants to learn correctly and safely in an informal environment. Boarding and training are also offered. We are ideally suited for retirees, and have pasture boarding with shelters, corrals and box stalls. In the summer we offer riding camps for children and adults for weekend or week-long getaways in our natural setting. Working student positions are occasionally available. We have a horse for every skill level. Irrigated pastures, a dressage arena, covered arena, and a cross country course are among the facilities offered on our 75 acre ranch. Happy horses and riders are our priority.

Facilities and Boarding

  • 75 irrigated acres
  • Box Stalls
  • Individual corrals with shelter
  • Group pastures with shelter
  • Happy horse environment
  • Covered Arena, outdoor dressage/jumping arena
  • 20 +/- acre cross country course
  • Cross country schooling available
  • Layup and retiree services


  • Classical Dressage
  • Cross-country Jumping
  • Stadium Jumping
  • Lunge lessons encouraged to develop an independent seat
  • Equine management and care
  • Age 4 to 80 years welcome
  • Lesson horses for all skill levels or bring your own
  • Full or half lease horses with lesson package available
  • Horse and/or rider preparation for shows
  • Join our group of enthusiastic students

Instructor/Trainer Helen Johnson

  • Certified by the British Horse Society
  • Uses Pony Club methods and principles
  • Ridden with Lilo Fore, Charles de Kunffy, and Steffan Peters
  • Successfully shown in Dressage through Fourth Level, eventing through Intermediate Level, and jumpers (>4')
  • Trains horses, from young unstarted horses to polishing experienced horses
  • Trains riders of all ages and skill levels
  • Over 30 years experience teaching, showing, and training

Summer Horse Camps/Clinics

  • Week long residential camps
  • Week-end camps
  • Set up your own camp to suit your group's schedule
  • Adult-only camps - come for a week or a weekend
  • Horses available for every skill level
  • Dressage, jumping, pony club games, and cross-country riding
  • Annual clinics and schooling shows
  • Sharpen your skills and just have fun in an informal atmosphere

Come and join us for a truly wonderful horse experience in an idyllic setting.

Helen Johnson
12400 Eel River Road
Potter Valley, CA 95469

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