Turn out the lights, shut the barn door…
We are officially closed until further notice, while we transfer to another state.

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Welcome to King of Games Farm, providing personalized private horse training and management in the Sierra Nevada foothills, near Grass Valley, California.

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Services include dressage training and starting, individual horse management, indoor or pasture boarding, lay-up, and retirement.

King of Games Farm is conveniently located for exploring some of the many great trail rides in the Sierra foothills, a rest stop for weary traveling equines, or sitting/care when you're away on vacation or that worrisome business trip.

We also offer retirement packages from basic pasture boarding to full-service care.

Training at King of Games Farm incorporates SATS® communication technology to teach classical skills to horse and rider with a positive and cooperative style not found in traditional negative-feedback and manipulative techniques, coupled with decades of experience in dressage and jumper training. Two training programs are currently offered: Yearling START™ and Dressage START™.

The name King of Games derives from an ancient Pakistani inscription: Let other men play at other things. The game of kings is still the king of games. - a reference to polo that we paraphrase in French - Le jeu de rois est le «Roi des Jeux» - to reflect our heritage and original roots in the game of kings. Over the years our focus has shifted to dressage and jumpers, but the name remains the same.

Please browse our site, and send us any questions or comments you may have. And while you're here, please take a moment to sign our guestbook (below) and please include how you found us.

Best Regards,
Denis H. Simard About

People Talk:

I've never seen my horse so relaxed with anyone!

My very precious an­imals are so happy and well adjusted at King of Games Farms! Bud, Sable and Elton are treated with Love and Respect! They are well cared for by a horse owner and horse lover. I feel so comfortable and secure with the care and attention they are re­ceiving! This is the first time I have boarded in many years so to say I was ap­prehensive is an under­statement! Thank you Denis for all the special attention, consideration and for making all of us feel comfortable.

I've called Denis the horse whisperer. I've taken ad­vice from him that has worked.

Jake is loved and happy at Uncle Denis'.

This is a personalized board and care facility offering training,  lessons and care as well as hosting SATS® clinics. Personalized care and boarding by a horse owner and lover is ideal.