Sterling Riding Academy
For 20 years Sterling Riding Academy has offered quality
horseback riding instruction in Yolo County.
We offer lessons and training for all levels of horses and riders.
Sterling is a family owned facility.















































































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About Us
With over 30 years of teaching
experience,  Shelley enjoys sharing her
knowledge and passion for horses with
the next generation of equestrians.
Melissa riding
Casey
Pony Club 1987
Melissa riding
Poco Dots
Ram Tap 1989
Melissa getting to know  
Fuerst Noor
Melissa riding
Ashley
Shelley Ferkovich  
Director
Melissa Blissett
Trainer

Growing up around horses has led Melissa to have a diverse riding
background including awards in Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage,
3-Day Eventing, Western, Vaulting, and Sidesaddle.
For Shelley horses have always been a way of
life. As a young girl she rode her horse to
school. In high school she galloped her horse
around the track at every touchdown.   As a
junior rider Shelley was a national champion in
saddleseat and sidesaddle. Shelley's students
have competed in Dressage, Hunters &
Western Stock Seat. Today Shelley enjoys
sharing her experience and passion for horses
with the next generation of equestrians!
Quality education
in the art of
horsemanship
Melissa and Arendal
Sterling Show Team
Currently training horses for Hunter/Jumper and Dressage
Melissa and Starcraft
at his first show