Tom Navarro has 30+ years of experience in almost every aspect of horsemanship. He has started more than 300 horses under saddle, worked with top competitors on the Hunter-Jumper circuit, and manages a premier barn and business with exceptional care as the first priority.  Tom has successfully trained and assisted horses and riders from beginners to Grand Prix Jumpers, from local schooling to AA and 5* competitions.

Tom emphasizes strong classic equitation with his passion for jumpers. Formerly, a professor at George Mason University for course PRLS 1120; Intro to Horsemanship, he now devotes most of his time trying to improve the local horse industry and return it back to that "Fun with Horses mentality."

Tom's goal for River Chase Farm is to promote a family-friendly atmosphere that establishes strong ties to the community, emphasizing the well-being of each horse and rider while continuing to train and compete top horses and riders at the national and international levels.



Meet the Instructors



Rick has competed in prestigious international competions, including the 1966 World Championship & '67 Pan American Games. As an instructor, he has produced incredible riders from local champions to Olympians.



  • A supportive and fun family atmosphere

  • 2 picturesque historic barns

  • 23-stall center aisle barn featuring a heated tack room with private tack lockers, restroom & laundry room, and 2 wash racks with hot and cold water.

  • 100x200 Lighted all-weather outdoor ring

  • 125x250 Sand jumper ring

  • Miles of groomed trails

  • Over 100 acres fenced paddocks

  • 100x200 indoor arena w/ Heated Viewing Area, 15 Vent Windows, lights and PA system.

  • New 20 mile endurance/cross country course now being built!