The Round Meadow Farm Vision
Round Meadow Farm was conceived in 1977 out of the Bloom family’s love of horses. Whether it be a top Competition Horse, or the family’s small Palomino pony, excellent care of the horse was the cornerstone of the Round Meadow Farm operation. Nicole Bloom-Norris has carried her family’s commitment forward into her own training operation in Northern California.
Building lasting relationships with clients and their horses over the last 20 years, Nicole has established a hunter/jumper training program founded in excellent horsemanship and family values. Round Meadow Farm’s students have consistently earned Regional and National Championships as well as top placings in Regional and National Medal Finals. A focus on setting the short term goals needed to reach long range dreams has led many riders to exceed their expectations in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation arenas.
Round Meadow Farm’s team works with top level Veterinarians, Farriers and Equine Chiropractors to ensure their equine partner’s ability to compete in top form. “Team RMF” focuses on showing in California and the West Coast, making special trips to Canada, Kentucky and the East Coast for Medal Finals and International Competition.
Round Meadow is proud to provide clients a full-service hunter/jumper training program customized to help riders and horses advance their partnership, and designed to ensure the highest quality horse care. Our training program includes:
Training rides individually tailored to each rider's specific needs and goals
Full-service grooming services, including pre- and post-ride horse care, trimming, blanketing, icing or wrapping as needed, and turnout/lunging/handwalking as needed
Managing of farrier, chiropractic, and veterinary services
Incidental medical supplies, such as wound care dressings, poultices, and liniment
Managing your SmartPak program (requires client credit established with SmartPak)
Daily laundry service (such as saddle pads, girths, wraps and boots)
Guidance to clients for equipment purchases
Monthly full care training package cost - $1300
(excludes boarding - for Menlo Circus Club boarding amenities and rates, click here)
For those not ready for a full care training program, individual lessons are offered at $125 per lesson, and a 10-lesson package can be purchased in advance for $1,050.
We also offer our clients comprehensive support for shows. See our current price list for details.
What clients tell us again and again is that one of the things they love best about Round Meadow Farm is the sense of community. Team RMF is a group of people passionate about horses and riding.
Read about our team below.
Nicole Norris, head trainer
Nicole (née Bloom) became passionately involved with horses as a young girl and has been dedicated to the equestrian sport ever since. She has had the honor of working with many of the masters in the industry, including Karen Healey, George Morris, Jimmy Williams, Susan Hutchinson, Frank Madden and Carleton Brooks. As a young rider, Nicole was a member of the Zone 10 silver medal team at the North American Young Riders Championships, and competed in the prestigious National Medal Finals at the Fall Indoor Shows. As an adult, Nicole has earned several year-end Championships in the rated Hunter divisions and competed internationally in World Cup Competition. Her professional career has been focused on helping horses and riders develop competitive showing combinations. Whether it be a first Short-Stirrup Class, or an International Competition, Nicole's attention to detail shines through.
Nicole credits the strength of her student/coach relationships to her straightforward approach and her love of working with students from the beginning. Identifying short and long term goals helps direct the path that each student takes, and Nicole believes that developing long term relationships with her students encourages learning through trust and confidence.
Nicole is a proud member of the United States Equestrian Federation, the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association, the California Professional Horse Shows Association, the USET, and the ASPCA.
BARN MANAGER/ASSISTANT TRAINER/RIDER
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Caroline has been riding horses since 2002. With a foundation in the Hunters and Equitation, she has also trained in Dressage, Eventing, Driving, and Reining. Prior to joining Round Meadow Farm, Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her attention to detail helps create the foundation of Team RMF’s program, as she is responsible for the daily comings and goings of all our athletes, both human and equine.
Hailing from Southern California, Kennedy has always been a horse girl. Spending much of her junior career as a working student, she had the honor of working with such professionals as Devon Gibson, Kristy Arbuckle and Linda Cooper. Her skills as a horseman come very naturally and the horses respond well to her riding style. Kennedy’s positive attitude and bountiful energy keep the barn a fun place to be!
Round Meadow Farm is fortunate to have a full-time staff of grooms that have been with our program for over 10 years. With attention to detail as their main directive, our grooms make sure our equine partners want for nothing.
horse care partners
Round Meadow Farm is proud to partner with these exceptional horse care professionals that help us keep our horses at their best:
Veterinary care, Steinbeck Peninsula Equine - steinbeckpeninsulaequine.com
Offsite rehab and conditioning, Premier Equine Rehab - premierequinerehab.com
Chiropractic and vet services - starwoodequine.com