TRAINERS / INSTRUCTORS
Currently working with horses and people here are:
Daniel Rocks Dressage
A lifelong competive equestrian, Dan now trains, teaches and shows with clients and horses in the Napa/Sonoma/Marin area. He bases his operations here but will also travel to you. We are very happy to have him here; besides his popular lessons and training program, he has made our formerly cranky mare Sophy fit, pleasant and rideable (with some help from her partner Bill)!
Michelle Quirico is a Western trainer and riding instructor whose horses and riders compete in Western pleasure. With her versatile Arabian mare Tiffany she also does trail trials, Arabian costume events and team penning. She starts young horses, improves older ones and offers beginning and trail riding lessons as well as coaching in Western equitation.
ROYAL HORSES STABLES
We are very sad that Claudio Gallo, Brenna Bollig and the horses and other equestrians of Royal Horses Stables are returning to southern California after their sojourn up here. Royal Horses Stables is a full service training and show team specializing in hunters, jumpers, sales, leases and investments. With over 25 years of international experience competing and developing partnerships in Europe, Spruce Meadows (Canada) and all across the USA, they bring the highest quality of training to horse and rider at any level of competition.
Susie Braun of the Double G barn in Martinez comes Wednesday and Sunday mornings to give lessons and training sessions. Contact her at 925- 228-8541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susie has been riding for 42 years and teaching for 26 years. Her students have competed in all levels of dressage, eventing and jumping. She began her career in Colorado showing jumpers, then changed to eventing and dressage. Susie achieved Preliminary Champion in Eventing, and First and Second Level Champion in Dressage. She competed nationally through Open Intermediate Level Eventing and earned her Bronze and Silver medals and competed nationally through Prix St. Georges in Dressage. She has been working with Sue Curry Shaffer for 32 years and worked with Wayne Quarles for 8 years and with Mike Huber for 1 year. She has been teaching here for over 8 years.
Other trainers and instructors are willing to come here to teach and work with horses and people. You may arrange with whomever you like to take lessons or to have work done with your horse.
Available trainers/instructors include:
Karen Losbaugh of Art2Ride (she comes to northern California from time to time)
Laurie Scott (Dressage and Combined Training) 707-529-5759
Tina Hutton 530-745-9582
Centered Riding, TTEAM and Feldenkrais Method
Amber Reed 707-332-3756
New Hope Equine Mobile Training (ground manners and under saddle)
From time to time a we host clinics or sessions with trainers and instructors from further away. Erica Posely comes on a Saturday morning every few months. Past clinicians include Jennifer Roth (dressage), Greg Best (iumping) and Charles de Kunfy (dressage). We hope to present a clinic with Sue Curry (dressage) soon.