About Us

Full Service Horse Facility

Fantasy Farms is located fifteen miles southeast of Salem, Oregon. It is an eight acre horse ranch featuring large indoor & outdoor arenas, twenty-eight rubber matted box stalls, grooming stalls, hot and cold wash rack, heated tack and trophy room, private tack lockers, and bathroom, shower and sauna facilities. It has a complete club room & kitchen that is used for horse shows, summer camps and 4-H. The ranch also features large turnout pastures, private paddocks with individual stalls, overhead fly system & concrete aisles.

The outdoor sand arena can be used all year and has a covered grand stand area for spectators. The facility is complete with all the modern trail obstacles & complete full show jumping course. Fantasy Farms has been offering horsemanship camps for 30 years. They have an annual horse show each year offering classes in English, Jumping, Western, Equitation Medal classes, Showmanship & Halter. Silver belt buckles & fabulous awards are also provided.

Meet Our Lesson Horses


Anything But Ordinary

Sage is a 20 year old quarter horse mare. She is 14.1 hands, perfect for small riders and loves to do western, trail riding, english & jumping!


A Stylin Conclusion

Reno is a 15 year old 16 hand registered buckskin quarter horse gelding. He loves showing and is great for our intermediate & above riders. He is a great step up horse to learn more advanced riding on, but he doesn't mind jogging around with novice riders. He excels in western, Trail obstacles, English, jumping and showmanship!


Mavericks Lil Diva

Diva is an 18 year old registered AQHA 15.1 hand mare. She has amazing horse show records and holds top honors in the 4-H world! She is wonderful for all levels of riders. Her favorite things to do are western, trail obstacles, english, pattern work & showmanship.

a chestnut paint with spots on belly and neck

My Splendid Zippo

Zoey is a 15.2 hand registered paint mare and is 9 years old. Although Zoey is one of our youngest lesson horses, she is the sweetest. She loves to gives kisses and will reach out her stall door for a kiss when you walk by! All levels of riders can ride her. She does western, english, trail obstacles & showmanship and excels in the show arena.


Miss Tee Approval

Cupid is a registered paint mare who is 14 yrs old and 15.2 hands. Cupid is great at teaching the younger children all the way up to the advanced riders. She loves showing and excels in western, English, trail obstacles and showmanship!


Indy's Side Track N

Foxy is a registered 14 hand, 12 year-old POA mare. She’s one of the prettiest little POA’s you’ll ever meet. She is perfect for our smaller riders. She loves showing and does it all: western, trail obstacles, english, jumping & showmanship! Foxy has been in our barn since she was a weanling.


Chehalem Sunshine

Sunny is an 18 year-old registered paint mare and is 15.2 hands. She has very smooth gaits and is easy for all levels of riders. She loves doing western, trail riding, english and jumping!


Simply Untouchable

Simply Untouchable, known around the barn as Sampson, is one of the kindest horses you will ever meet! Sampson is a 22 year old quarter horse. He has a very impressive show record with multiple show-winning titles to his name. We love him most, though, for his gentle soul and sweet personality! All levels of riders will succeed with him.

Meet Our Trainers

Ele Dewar standing in front of brick post
Ele Goldstein Dewar with Exclusive Spruce Meadows in Canada

Ele Goldstein Dewar on Exclusive Spruce Meadows - Canada

Ele Dewar


Ele Dewar started riding and showing at the age of seven in California. She was the CA State Champion for a period of five consecutive years. Medal classes won are Onadarka, Barbara Worth, CHSA, NWHC, Fox Field, Maclay, Canadian Island Medal, and Thunderbird. She was also the Oregon and Washington State Champion for three consecutive years. On the Canadian circuit she was Junior Hunter Champion at Spruce Meadows, Miller Downs and Thunderbird.

Ele became a professional, opening Fantasy Farms in 1986. She has trained her own students to win NWHC, POA, OFEA, OHSET, Appaloosa & Buckskin year-end awards in juniors, children’s, ponies and equitation divisions.

She currently has a winning show team participating in shows and has had numerous year end awards, including the OFEA rider of the year title for ten consecutive years & OHSET top performance riders for eleven consecutive years, along with the Overall Rookies of the Year for five years.

Her two daughters, Shelby and Madelen, are seasoned competitors on the OFEA, POA, Buckskin, Appaloosa, Pinto & Paint circuits and have many daily & yearly high points under their belts. On the POA circuit, they have won numerous NW regional, world & international titles. They have successfully won their youth ROMs and have received their Championship belt buckles for the Pinto breed. On the Paint circuit, they hold a Zone 1 championship for western riding & horsemanship. For 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 both Shelby & Madelen put several State titles on their show records at the OHSET State Finals, including the Overall State Champion High Point for performance riders and were 5x Regional qualifiers. Shelby Dewar was undefeated as a 4x State Champion in Horsemanship & 3x Senior High Point for 4-H. She also received the 2013 State OHSET & Pinto Horse Memorial Scholarship. In 2015, Madelen was undefeated in all of her performance events at the OHSET State Finals, winning 5 out 5 State Champion titles. She also took home the OHSET State High Point & State College scholarship. In 4-H, she was the winner of five State Champion medallions her senior year at the Oregon State Fair & was the 4-H scholarship recipient.

Ele has been a Marion County 4-H leader for over 26 years and an Oregon High School Equestrian Coach. In 2012 - 2015, she helped coach the team at Cascade High School to become District and State Champions.

She shares her riding skills, confidence, and responsibility in horsemanship to both the show and the pleasure rider.

Madi Dewar

Barn Manager/Trainer

Madelen started riding horses as soon as she was able to sit in the saddle. She started her accomplished show career as a young rider on the POA circuit, winning local, regional and world titles. She later showed on both the pinto & quarter horse circuit, where she won many high point titles, year end awards and ROM championships. She has a countless number of wins, belt buckle & high points both in the open show world, Buckskin and Appaloosa clubs. In the 4-H program, she received all the top honors: triple crown, high scores, multiple high points, Sheik awards, 9 steps of Dad Potter and was the 4-H scholarship recipient.

In 2015, Madelen was undefeated in all of her performance events at the OHSET State Finals, winning 5 out 5 State Champion titles. She also took home the OHSET State High Point & State College scholarship. In 4-H, she was the winner of five State Champion medallions her senior year at the Oregon State Fair.

  • 3x District Reserve Performance Champion
  • 2x State Champion
  • 4x top three State winner
  • Reserve State Champion High Point winner
  • 5x Regional Qualifier
  • District & State Performance High Point 2015 Champion
  • 2015 5x State Champion out of 5 events for a perfect score of 100!
  • OHSET State Scholarship winner
  • 4-H Scholarship winner
  • Senior 4-H High Point winner
  • 5x Senior State Champion 4-H medallion winner
  • 9 steps Dad Potter recipient

Madelen has a patient, professional, and fun approach to teaching. Her connection with her students is strong. She loves teaching the young riders who are just starting and her seasoned winning 4-H and OHSET students.

Madi Dewar in front of brick post
Madi Dewar in an OHSET pattern

Madi Dewar on George - OHSET

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The Dewar Family

Rick, Ele, Shelby & Madi

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