Family. Fun. Excellence.

Billings Equestrian is owned & operated by USDF Gold Medalist, Samantha Billings. Samantha and her team provide best-in-class horse training, English & Western riding lessons for youth & adults, horsemanship classes, Summer Camps and show coaching.

Billings Equestrian is truly a place for everyone: whether you come to learn more about horses, to ride casually, to get back in the saddle after years away, to improve your current skills, or to train for competitions & medals - you will be at home with us.


BEQ Mission

We are driven to create compasionate, connected and lasting relationships between people and horses.


    We offer a broad range of lesson options, from private or group, and monthly membership packages. Our programs include students of all ages and levels - from beginner adults to competitive teens - there's a place for everyone at Billings Equestrian.


    Our wonderful family of school horses come in all shapes and sizes. We work hard to keep them healthy and happy; BEQ's care of their horses is always top of mind. Sam also helps clients to find and purchase dream horses.

For Our New Clients Only

Please link to our calendar to select a date and time for your 30 minute introductory lesson! This calendar is strictly for first-time new clients.

*If you can't find a time that works for you on the calendar link, please contact us and we will work to accommodate your schedule.

  • Bassos Ranch, Livermore

    Bassos is the home for our riding academy and lesson program. The ammenities include a very large, fully covered arena for all-weather riding, an open arena with bleachers, and beautiful views of the Livermore hills.

  • Fox Hollow, Pleasanton

    Billings Equestrian horse training program is located at Fox Hollow. The facility has recently undergone a state of the art renovation offering world class amenities. To learn more you can visit their website

Meet Samantha

Samantha Billings - Coatney is an experienced, medaled Grand Prix rider and professional horse trainer. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients of all abilities and horses at all levels. In summer of 2023 she received the Trainer Award by the California Dressage Society in recognition of her outstanding skills with her students.


Sam is also recognized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF); she has earned her Bronze, Silver and her USDF Gold Medal. As a Young Rider, Sam competed at the NAYC competition. This experience makes her especially qualified to prepare and coach the competing junior riders in her lesson and competition program.  As a trainer competing in the professional division, Sam has earned multiple regional championships.


What differentiates Sam from other trainers is her commitment to and emphasis on continuing education, both for herself and for her staff. Sam regularly clinics with former Olympians and World Cup riders and is currently training under the tutelage of Leslie Morse. Sam's noteworthy talent and athleticism is equally matched to her dedication to top quality horse care and her passion for constant improvement within the equestrian industry.

Meet Sam's Team

Important Info!

All students of Billings Equestrian need to sign waivers. For your convenience, there are links to our waivers on our Contact Page.