It started as a dream to create a world class training center that could contribute to the development of horses and riders to represent the United States. For owners Jeff and Jessica Friedrich, Donato Farms proved that dreams do come true.
Today, Donato Farms is the training base to Pan Am Gold Medalist, Sarah Lockman Tubman and Lee Tubman. Under their tutelage, Jessica is now focused on her FEI competition dreams and the farm is poised to be a learning center for others with a dream.
The USEF Developing Training Session at Donato Farms in Feb was one of the best sessions I have been fortunate enough to attend. Jessica, Lee, Sarah, and the entire staff went above and beyond at their beautiful facility to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
I can’t thank Jeff and Jessica Friedrich and Lee and Sarah Tubman enough for opening their farm for the USEF Development Training Sessions this winter. The facility is extremely well set up for these kinds of events and all of us felt warmly welcomed.
I have had the pleasure of conducting several USEF training and observation sessions at Donato Farms. The place is absolutely beautiful, and every detail has been thought through. The footing is perfect, the stalls big and open and the large, covered arena is great and has lights and sound system.
We had a fantastic experience at Donato Farms at the USEF Development Evaluation with Charlotte Bredahl. The facility is beautiful, and I could feel that my horse, Jameson, was comfortable and loved the footing in the covered arena.
“I have participated in many USEF training sessions over the years, and this was my first time at Donato. For me coming from out of town, having a stall for my horse made it comfortable for him to rest and be his best. The facility itself offered everything we could have ever needed, and we settled in right away.