I grew up in Marin County and have been madly in love with and riding horses for as long as I can remember. My competitive career has been mostly in barrel racing. I was a Division 1 champion in NBHA and CSHA gymkhana, and won money in the WPRA and CCPRA. My current clients compete in everything from barrels to cowboy dressage to trail trials. When I was 15, Buck Brannaman came to do a clinic at our barn and that ignited my obsession with the study of horsemanship. I continue to study with many talented horsemen & women since I find it so inspiring. Just a few from my long list of favorites are Bryan Neubert, Mark Rashid, and Oscar & Cristobal Scarpati.
My focus when teaching always comes back to good horsemanship. My goal as a trainer is to develop happy, healthy, safe, willing and soft horses and to help people develop consistency, patience and a strong understanding of horses and horsemanship skills. Ultimately, my aim is to create confidence and grace in both horse and rider. I can’t imagine a better way to spend my days than being at this lovely barn, surrounded by nature and people I adore while getting to move and play and be creative with horses. I’m am just so blessed and very grateful. If you are interested in lessons or training with me, you can reach me at 415.328.7388 or email@example.com.
I grew up riding in many different disciplines and became passionate about the sport of three day eventing in my late teens. I was so inspired by the amazing partnership that is required for a horse and rider to compete in eventing. Highlights from my competitive career include riding on the Silver Medal Area Young Riders Team in 1985 and the US Team in the Pan American Games in 1991. I was also short listed for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and selected to ride in the World Cup in 2007.
Recently I have been more focused on teaching and raising my family. I really enjoy watching relationships form between horse and rider. I teach both those aspiring to compete and those who find training at home fulfilling. Over the years, many of my students have chosen to focus on one aspect of eventing like dressage or show jumping. My recent partnership with Missy Wesslund has enabled me to accommodate a wide variety of interests as together we can tailor programs to the needs of each rider. Ultimately, seeing riders reach their goals is what makes training so rewarding for me. If you are interested in lessons or training with me, you can reach me at 415.717.0854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the tender age of 2, I started riding on an Indian reservation in Arizona and soon thereafter, could be found galloping bareback over and around homemade obstacles. By the age of 5, I was competing in 3’ divisions and my fate was sealed. At 10, I saddled and rode my first mustang and by 12, I was winning in the Jr. Jumpers. I had an insatiable hunger to learn and was fortunate over the years to have worked with Peter Pletcher, Geroge Morris, Danny Robertshaw, Conrad Homfeld, Bernie Traurig, Buck Brannaman, Rudy Leone, Kelly Van Vleck, Elizabeth Kilham and Hope and Ned Glynn.
My teaching and training is characterized by connection, relaxation and balance. Integrating good horsemanship from a variety of disciplines is key to my approach. My goal is to help riders develop compassion, confidence and self-sufficiency and to encourage riders to embrace their mistakes gracefully so that they constructively learn from them. If you are interested in lessons or training with me, you can reach me at 916.622.6773 or email@example.com.