2014 Annual Trainers Showcase
     
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Bay Area Equestrian Network
2014 Annual Trainers Showcase


 
New Heights Training Stables

 
BAEN Member

Redwood Ranch is a full-service private boarding and training facility in the hills of Oakland. Only 17 miles from the center of San Francisco, nestled amongst tall Redwood trees, We offer riding instruction and training to students and horses of all ages and levels, catering to beginners through seasoned competitors. Redwood also specializes in horse sales and leases. We're proud to have a team of talented, well-trained school horses as well as an experienced and dedicated staff. Our facility includes indoor and outdoor arenas with sand-rubber footing, bedded stalls cleaned twice daily, 3 daily feedings, wash racks with hot water, roomy tack rooms and more, plus on-grounds access to hundreds of miles of beautiful bay area trails. Redwood is a fun, relaxed, and supportive environment - come join our family! 510-531-0262, www.redwoodranchstables.com, or email: info@redwoodranchstables.com.

 
 
About Basics Equestrian Training
 
BAEN Member 

Strideaway Farms has been family-owned and operated in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. At Strideaway Farms we strive to bring the highest quality of instruction to a wide variety of riders. We teach students from the youngest beginning riders to the highest show competitors. All of our riding programs are tailored to fit the needs of each individual student. We offer a competitive show program as well as a fun and relaxed school horse program, including summer camps! While the majority of the clients that participate in our show program own or lease their own horse, we do offer a stable of ponies and horses that can compete at the shows we attend. Our location at Rancho Viejo in Portola Valley is ideal for relaxing, learning and having fun! The beautiful private facility has a brand new barn, a large sand ring, a dressage arena, a covered ring and great trails through the Portola Valley hills. www.strideawayfarms.com, info@strideawayfarms.com, 650-434-2205.

 
 
Artisans Stables
 
BAEN MemberThe Enlightened Approach to Training the Whole Horse - If you are seeking real connection - true partnership with your horse - then we are here to guide you on that journey. Our qualified professionals will address body, mind and spirit for both you and your equine companion, taking your horsemanship to an entirely new level. Your horse will quickly transform into a quiet, confident and willing partner in our training program (see the testimonials on our web-site), and if you don't have a horse, no problem! We are happy to instruct you on our horses. All horses are kept in a "natural" environment: pastured with carefully selected horse buddies, and fed three times per day. Our barn is intimate, relaxing, and drama free. Our focus is on connection, not competition; love, not "looks"; and service, not self-absorption. Our belief is that horses are in our lives to teach us, so let us help you re-connect with your inner "wild" - your instincts, your intuition, your life! Contact us today, and begin the journey of a lifetime! Mention BAEN, and get a one time 10% discount on any of our packages. Visit our web site www.wildhorsemanship.com, email us at contact@wildhorsemanship.com, or call us directly 707-479-8031.
   
 
Jenn Doubrava Performance Horses
 
BAEN MemberMarsh Creek Stables is pleased to have Kristy Santos of KMS Custom Performance Horse bring her training expertise and passion to their premier boarding facility in Brentwood, CA. Kristy is an all around competitor and her training program reflects her ability to teach a variety of disciplines. She places a strong emphasis on Reining, Cutting and Working Cow horses with additional training in sorting, team penning, gymkhana and all around basic pleasure. Building confidence, skill, body control, and athleticism between horse and rider leads to success in all disciplines. Colt starting, futurity and show prospects are welcome by Kristy. Individual and group lessons on live cattle and the CowTrac flag system are available. Her students enjoy attending events and clinics held at Marsh Creek Stables as well as off site competitions including schooling, club, NRCHA and AQHA rated shows. Please call or text Kristy Santos 925-584-8462 for more information on lessons, training, sales and evaluations. Visit her online at www.kmscustom.com. Visit Marsh Creek Stables online at www.marshcreekstables.com.
 
 
California Riding Academy
 
BAEN MemberHIGHLAND RIDING - The Place to Ride Before You Own. Join Sarah Vernlund, Jen Roudebush and Lucy Villegas in our program specifically for children, teens and adults to begin English Riding and develop skills for a lifetime with horses. We emphasize strong basics in dressage/balanced seat/beginning jumping to provide for safe advancement to future horse ownership. Our students have gone on to compete at National Levels in Dressage and Eventing. Several have become professional trainers and event organizers while many others continue enjoyment on a recreational level. Our lesson program is available year-round. Camp sessions create excitement and variety for Summer fun! For current forms email: info@highlandriding.com. We offer Teen and Advanced Rider experiences focused on skills to safely progress towards ownership. Established in 1992, Highland Stable is located at 5900 Highland Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588. Office: 925-248-0307 website: www.HighlandRiding.com.
 
 
Vefele's Equine Partnerships
 

Kelly Eynon, Traveling Equine Therapist - Equestrian Coaching and Consultation, Extreme Behavior Modification. Gain Control, Build Confidence, Reduce Fear in horse and rider. Develop clear, simple communication skills, feel and timing. Create responsiveness and synchronization both on the ground and in the saddle with understanding of the horse's true nature and biomechanics. Collection. Suppleness. Balance. Impulsion. Cooperation. Acceptance. Willingness. Gentleness. Resolution of unwanted horse behavior: Bucking! Bolting! Biting! Kicking! Rearing! Pulling! Balking! Spooking! Propping! Barn / Buddy Sour! Teach your horse to be caught easily, stand quietly for saddling, mounting, bathing, vet and farrier; lead, tie, cross water, and load in the trailer! Bombproof, speed control and power brakes... Dressage, jumping, pleasure, reining, cows, trails, colt starting, rescues, mustangs... Performance enhancement for that winning edge. All disciplines, breeds, ages and skill levels. English and Western. Will travel to your location. Private sessions, semi-private, group lessons and clinics. Lesson horses available suited to your skill level, at full facility; arena, round pen, trails etc. Barefoot trimming, corrective hoof balancing, saddle fitting, health and nutrition counseling. Boarding, trailer service also available. 831-588-4185, www.kellyeynon.com. Santa Cruz, CA.

 
 
Seven Oaks Farm
 
BAEN MemberIsola Stables is the foundation of your equestrian success. Under the direction of Head Trainer and founder, David Murdoch, we concentrate on attaining the highest quality equestrian practices. Our combination of hard work, exceptional animal management and a lifetime of understanding horses and students, keeps Isola Stables and its clients at the top of the sport. Isola Stables provides 3 separate programs, each with their own trainer to accommodate the Olympic disciplines of Show Jumping, Three Day Eventing and Dressage. David Murdoch, Benson Carroll, Amanda Fisher and Hillary Martin bring elite competition skills to the training and show ring. We support you and your horse whatever your equestrian endeavors. Visit us at www.isolastables.com; call the barn at 650-854-4955 or David Murdoch at 650-867-8201.
 
 
Redwood Ranch Stables
 
BAEN MemberJenn Doubrava Performance Horses is located at the beautiful Red Fox Farm of Gilroy, CA. We offer a full service boarding and training program ranging in a variety of disciplines, focusing mainly on western pleasure, hunter under saddle, trail and all around. Youth and amateurs are always welcome to join our show team. At JDPH we also offer a great program for young horses, ranging from longe line training to finished futurity prospects, as well as basic colt starting. We always have a very nice selection of sale horses, and can assist in the sales of your horse as well. JDPH covers most major AQHA, APHA and ApHC show circuits, ranging from a local, statewide and national level. Our program is very successful and continues to strive in the show pen, as well as fulfilling personal goals and creating better horses and riders. Lessons also available for all ages, from beginner riders to advanced. We encourage you to stop by our wonderful facility and meet the fun and friendly JDPH team. For more information please call 408-427-6731 or email jenn@doubravaperformancehorses.com. www.doubravaperformancehorses.com, www.redfoxfarm-inc.com.
 
 
3D Performance Horses
 
BAEN MemberCalifornia Riding Academy, LLC, 2013 Winner of the LEGIS NorCal Trainer Award, is now accepting new show clients. Our Team of Professionals, including Jessica Harrell and Michael Traurig, can take your riding to the next level. Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation, and ponies too, we are here to develop your competitive edge. A full-service Facility located in Menlo Park, your horse will receive the utmost in care and training. We are sponsored by EquestrianCoach.com and are an United States Pony Club Certified Riding Center. CRA also invites students of all levels to come see and feel the excitement of riding horses in our Lesson Program. CRA is your one-stop destination for all things Horse: Showing, Buying, Leasing, Training, Lessons, Pony Club and Camps, come check us out! CaliforniaRidingAcademy.com. 650-854-1037 Barn / 650-740-2261.
  
 
Jill Mitchell Training Stables
 

BAEN MemberBeth Temkin of Full Circle Training specializes in three-day eventing and dressage instruction, young horses, sale horses and individualized programs for adult amateurs and juniors from their first lesson through the FEI level. Beth has competed and trained horses and riders successfully through the advanced and FEI levels in both three-day eventing and dressage, with a USDF silver medal. Full Circle Training is based out of a quiet farm conveniently located to Sonoma and Marin Counties. Full Circle Training is a full service training barn. Our facility has been recently updated with excellent footing. Full Circle Training has large box stalls with paddocks, ample turnout, two large outdoor arenas, two indoor arenas with lights and mirrors. Beth Temkin is currently accepting new horses and riders in training. For more information about our program, training, lessons, coaching at horse shows and clinics please call 650-799-2882 or 707-938-8288 or email elizabeth.temkin@gmail.com.

  
 
Chris Hiller Equestrian Services
 

BAEN MemberNew Heights Training Stables is a private boarding and training facility offering beginner thru advanced riders a safe, fun, and positive experience. Riders look forward to progressive customized weekly lessons taught by safe and dynamic trainers, competing with our National Eventing Team, and building confidence with International Event trainer, David Acord. David gives a refreshing coaching style backed by years of teaching & advanced competition experience, inspiring students across the nation to take their riding to new heights. Quoted as one of the Bay Area's leading training programs, New Heights showcases a 4-star team of confident riders who place among the top riders on the West Coast and win championships in Three-Day Eventing. Come for a tour, enjoy a lesson, and see if our program is the right fit for you. Facility amenities include: cross-country course, water complex, banks, ditches, trails, gallop track, extra-large covered arena with lights, mirrors, private viewing area, large year-round jumping arena with state-of-the-art footing, round pens, turnouts, 12x12 stalls with 12x14 paddocks, private tack lockers, and a serene inviting getaway for friends and family. www.newheightstrainingstables.com, newheights37@yahoo.com, 925-858-2637.

  
 
Creek Hill Farm
 

BAEN MemberNorth Peak Lesson Program - Walnut Creek, CA - Beginner to Advanced English Lessons, Horsemanship and Schooling Shows! NPEC's Lesson Program offers all levels of riders the opportunity to learn on our well-trained lesson horses and ponies in a fun and safe environment. Beginner riders are taught all aspects of horsemanship, including how to groom, tack up and care for the horse. More advanced riders can choose from dressage lessons, jumping lessons and trail rides. Lessons are taught privately and in groups. Many of the riders who come into our lesson program progress to half-lease opportunities or become horse owners and competitive riders. Come learn to ride, or progress in your riding, with NPEC's Lesson Program! Call 925-256-1400 or visit www.northpeakequestrian.com for information! 1550 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek CA 94598.

  
 
Isloa Stables
 
BAEN MemberSonoma Coastal Equestraining Center is a private facility specializing in cross training to build the whole athletic horse and rider. Professional trainer Nathalie GUION from France and her team focus on dressage, jumping, eventing and endurance. They master classical training with modern teaching techniques. "Equestraining" brings out the best in you and your horse in any discipline. SCEC embraces the whole horse from hooves to head to heart. We offer your horse natural living conditions with professional care: Six pastures of 15 to 20 acres, stall and/or paddock with turn-out all day in pasture to keep your horse safe and happy. SCEC is the home of a Morgan breeding program. We work with young horses in horsemanship and ground work from start to finish. We always have a young herd to welcome your baby too! SCEC also offers yoga for riders as well as diverse events throughout the year to help riders reach their individual goals. For riders of all levels from pleasure to competitor, SCEC is here for you. www.scequestraining.com, 707-782-0687.
  
 
Eric and Julie Thomas, Thomas Ranch
 

BAEN MemberVefele's Equine Partnerships has one goal: To provide training that brings horses and riders together in harmony. FEI dressage trainer and CEO Vefele Petruik has taught, trained, and shown horses at all levels for over 12 years. Along the way, she worked with world-class riders and Olympic medalists to develop a focus on the classical collaboration that creates symmetry and success. In the pursuit of winning in the show ring, miscommunications can arise that damage this relationship. VEP heals this by teaching common sense techniques to rebuild a foundation based on sympathy and confidence. She works daily with people of every discipline and aims to assist riders and their mounts in achieving their potential. Vefele devoted a year working directly under Hilda Gurney and has also worked alongside Col. Cristian Carde, Shelley Lawder, Shannon Peters, and, most importantly, hundreds of four-legged partners in every discipline and breed. VEP is currently accepting students of all ages and riding interests in Monterey, Gilroy and surrounding areas. Visit the VEP website at www.Vefele.com or call her at 831-235-3437.

 
Eric and Julie Thomas, Thomas Ranch
 

BAEN MemberReining, Cutting & Working Cow Horse training with Eric Thomas, & Dressage with Julie Thomas, for horses & riders at all levels. Serving Bay Area horse people since 1983. Eric Thomas represents a unique blend of horsemanship ethics, classical dressage, & Stock horse technique that results in secure, well prepared horses & riders. Born & educated in England, Julie Thomas brings the great foundation of the British Horse Society to her "horse first" classical dressage training, coaching & competition through the FEI levels. Julie also specializes in NAJYRC junior & young riders. Thomas Ranch is a premium East Bay training facility with 24 hour care 10 minutes from Orinda and 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. Full sized indoor arena, two outdoor arenas, & two round pens, as well as live cattle, Cuttin Critter, Cowtrac flag, plus sixty acres surrounded by 12,000 acres of open space for riding out. Starting youngsters & reschooling older horses are among our specialties; helping horses and riders to realize their full potential is our abiding passion. Over 60 years combined national & international experience educating Dressage & Western Performance horses side by side. 925-229-2299, www.extendinc.com/thomasranch.

 
Eric and Julie Thomas, Thomas Ranch
 

BAEN MemberSeven Oaks Farm is one of the happiest barns in the Bay Area: Whether you plan to compete in dressage at the international level or you would enjoy a safe and competitive schoolmaster to help improve your skills or you simply want to learn to ride, Seven Oaks Farm will help you reach your version of success. We offer monthly training packages as well as individual lessons, on your horse or ours. We also offer the program "Acorns to Oaks", for people who are new to horses or for horses who are new to people. At the same two locations for over twenty years, we are a short drive from anywhere in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas. Call or email us to set up a visit or a trial lesson: 650-738-2186. info@sevenoaksfarm.com, www.sevenoaksfarm.com.

 
 

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