Billings Equestrian offers a robust education program for riders of all ages and abilities. Whether students are shy or outgoing, brave or timid, competitive or riding just for fun, Sam's team of trainers and horses will meet your needs. And with lessons offered in Western Pleasure, Jumping and Dressage, you can focus on known passions or explore a brand new riding discipline!

    Billings Equestrian is a family owned and operated business of passion-driven horse professionals, the barn always has a vibrant and uplifting energy!

    • Samantha Billings-Coatney

      Sam is a life-long rider and horsewoman. She began riding at 5 and immediately displayed serious talent. As a successful Young Rider competing at the National Level. She quickly knew her career would be built around horses. She has been teaching and training horses for over 15 years. Her greatest joy is helping horse lovers to have great barn time and to realize their equestrian dreams.

    • Cyle Coatney

      Cyle had never ridden horses - until he met and fell in love with Sam. Sam taught Cyle the basics, after which Cyle pursued the sport of team roping. He has since become a Competitive Team Roper with success here in California and in Arizona. Cyle is a big part of the BEQ barn family, hauling horses to competitions and cheering on our students and clients.

    • Sam & Cyle's Kiddos

      Sam & Cyle's sons are avid horse fans. Both boys are frequent visitors and riders at Basso's Ranch. You'll often find them riding with our other young students. They have also made many friends in the program and regularly entertain the non-riding kids who are present for a sibling or friend's lesson!

    • Adriana - aka "A"

      Like Sam, Adriana has been riding since childhood. She received her certifications as a Veterinary Tech, has managed the oversight of more than 25 performance horses and taught children and adults for many years. As an experienced eventer and USDF Bronze Medalist, A teaches both dressage and jumping lessons for Billings Equestrian students and assists with the training of our client's horses.

    • Roxanne - aka Rox

      Rox, a graduate B Alumni of US Pony Clubs has 30 years of experience in Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping. Rox has her NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped) certification .  She has worked several Grand Prix Dressage FEI tours. Rox herself has qualified for & competed on 6 National Pony Club showjumping and dressage teams and has coached 4 eventing teams.

    • Shena

      Shena was born and raised in Pleasanton, CA and now calls
      Livermore home along with her husband and three boys. She has been an equestrian most of her life and has more than 30 years of riding and horse-care experience and is a USDF Bronze Medalist. Shena's greatest passion enabling young riders - as young at 4 - to become confident riders, and most of all to have fun with the process.

    • Delaney

      Delaney is our fabulous working student who helps with the students and horse care at BEQ. She has been learning dressage with Billings Equestrian for many years. Delaney earned her USDF Bronze medal in 2023 and has already banked the first score needed toward her Silver!