Years of extensive training in hunters and jumpers.
Great at developing personable yet professional relationships with clients.
Developing individual teaching and training lessons for both students and horses.
Extreme passion and dedication to the sport.
Duties of Current Occupation
I am an asst. trainer at an eventing barn in Costa Mesa. Main duties include but not limited to: Teaching h/j, some dressage & XC, scheduling, schooling, blanketing, feeding, TO, tacking up, horse health, sales, and setting courses.
Equine Work Experience
I started riding at the age of 5 with Ginny Spooner, Richard Spooners mother, at her barn in Huntington Beach, CA. From ponies to 1.25m jumpers (1.30+ at home) I have trained with Tracy Bear, Scott McFall, Brent Balinsky, Tiffany Knight, George and Gail Myer, and Brian and Lisa Sabo.
I completed Pony Club Certified training thru Brain and LIsa Sabo whom are my current employers.
Jumpers/hunters/eq, schooling, teaching all ages/levels, young/green horses, rehabilitation from lay up, & pairing riders to appropriate mounts. I take a classic yet individual approach with teaching riders everything from ground work to showing. I'm diligent on horse and equipment care as well as maintaining the barn. I expect my students to take great care of their horses, tack, and environment. I want my students to work hard but remember to have fun, be fearless, and to challenge themselves.
Type of Ride Work
Jumpers, hunters, equatation, some dressage. As well as working as a trail guide in Costa Rica and Aruba for three summers. Breaking in OTTBs and young imported horses.
Competed in hunters and equation from ages 6 to 16. Started competing in jumpers at the age of 13. At 15 jumpers became my main focus of training/showing. I have been in and out of the show circuit for a few years due to financial and medical set backs.
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
Working with the disabled
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Adjusting irons and girth for my long time student Jacqueline
My horse Buddy that I retired this year.
1.55m grid work
First show after 3+ yr hiatus and TBI diagnosis
LA with Saclay aka Buddy
My first import Ashton. Champion 6 yr old round at Huntington Beach Summer Classic