RANCHO PURA VIDA

ALEJANDRO SALAZAR
Specializing in the training and instruction of dressage, hunter and jumper horses and riders, Alejandro strives to create an environment where clients can safely enjoy their passion, grow ability and confidence, inspire and be inspired. Alejandro grew up in Costa Rica where he had a chance to work with numerous trainers from South America, Europe, and North America, and was a member of the national riding team representing his country in national and international competition. Now as a professional trainer and competitor, his enthusiasm, expertise and dedication to the sport he loves is demonstrated in all aspects of his programs -- from elevating the abilities and performance of seasoned competitors to starting the young horse under saddle. Alejandro maintains a client family of horses and riders at all levels – from novice to advanced competitor – while continually working to elevate his horsemanship and performance as rider and trainer at advanced levels of competition.

Diamond Springs, CA.

Email - info@ranchopuravida.com.

(530) 306-6818. 

www.ranchopuravida.com

MANE IMPORTS, LLC

Jasmin Becker, Owner of Mane Imports, LLC, is available for training horses and riders Training level through Grand Prix in Marin County, California. Jasmin is a FEI competitor, a German Licensed Trainer, a High Bronze medalist awarded by the German FN, and a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. Jasmin earned her teaching portion of her German licensing with distinction. She is located at Dougherty Ranch (http://www.doughertyranch.com/) in beautiful Marin County just 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge. Dougherty Ranch is a full service boarding facility with a 80 x 180 indoor arena and dressage mirrors. Jasmin is also available for clinics, European horse shopping trips and takes on sales horses.

Please contact Jasmin Becker at 303-809-6997 or info@maneimports.comfor more information. Also, feel free to look at her web site at www.maneimports.com.

JACLYN MEINEN DRESSAGE

Jaclyn Meinen is located in the vineyards of Saratoga, less than 15 minutes from Highway 85. We provide positive, knowledgeable and competitive dressage training by USDF Gold Medalist and current FEI competitor Jaclyn Meinen, as well as dressage trainer Jennifer McCormick. We teach all levels, from beginners to Grand Prix with programs for Young Riders and Adult Amateurs. Experienced lesson horses are available. Jaclyn Meinen Dressage is also accepting sale horses of all ages and levels. Our average time to sell is 45 days. 
Located at Saratoga Equestrian, with 30 stalls and brand new GGT Footing, as well as direct access to hundreds of miles of trails. Feeding three times daily and on site round the clock care. Easy to get to from all of the bay area. 

To learn more about Jaclyn Meinen Dressage visit their website at www.JaclynMeinenDressage.com or call

Jaclyn at 949.246.1850 JaclynMeinen@gmail.com or

Jennifer at 408.204.0506 McCormickEquest@gmail.com

EMILY LASHER

Absolutely every horse is a unique individual and to achieve success each must be approached differently. Do you have a horse with a rearing issue? Does your horse have trouble trailer loading? Are you getting frustrated with your young horse? Each of these problems originates from poor horse and handler communication. Emily Lasher Dressage works to effectively support each horse or horse and rider pair in clearing up these misunderstandings. Emily Lasher has been starting and training dressage horses for over 15 years helping each horse work to his or her full potential. She has worked with Dressage horses of all breeds and levels. Young horses in training with her acquire confidence and trust and willingness to tackle every challenge. Emily’s clients, with a basic understanding of dressage fundamentals, are able to go on to easily pursue anything from trail riding, eventing, jumping, reining, or skijoring. Emily’s background has produced many successful FEI horses and riders as well, dressage being her ultimate competition goal. Emily trains out of the greater Rancho Santa Fe area.

She can be contacted at 619-865-1571, emilylasher@yahoo.com, or through emilylasherdressage.com.

A CLEAR METHOD

Dr.Gail Hoff is the creator of Harmonic Dressage ® , a method of training which focuses upon balance, harmony, and performance through systematic steps based on the classical training scale as applied to the biomechanics of each individual horse and the needs of each rider. With more than 50 years of experience, Gail is a USEF “S" Dressage judge, “R" Western Dressage judge and “R" Dressage Sport Horse Breed judge, USDF Gold Medalist, Grand Prix level Dressage trainer, coach, clinician and sport horse breeder. She has the unique ability to quickly diagnose the weakest links a rider at any level is facing and find methods to implement improvement. 
Owner of Los Alamos Dressage Center located in Ojai, CA, Gail teaches throughout Ventura Co, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez and does clinics and seminars nationwide. 

Contact: 805 212-6999, 

Balticsun@aol.com

www.LosAlamosDressage.com

VICKY STASHUK-MATISI

Ramor Oaks Riding Club
Vicky is a Silver and Bronze USDF medalist and FEI Dressage competitor. She is a USEF ‘R’ Dressage Judge and an ‘r’ Event Judge. Ramor Oaks Riding Club is located in the beautiful Pajaro Valley in Watsonville, Ca. and was established in 1989. Vicky’ philosophy is in classical training of dressage.
The facility has a large all-weather arena, galloping track, conditioning trails and a small x-country practice course. RORC offers full-service boarding, training and lessons in Dressage and eventing.

For more information, contact her:

website: www.ramoroaks.com or

email: Vicky@ramoroaks.com.

Call 831-722-8600.

REBECCA CUSHMAN

Rebecca Cushman is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist.  She is the trainer at Paradigm Sporthorse Training on the Marin/Sonoma county line, a stunning facility with a 100 x 200 covered arena, outdoor arena, and over 200 acres of trails.  Rebecca teaches riders and horses of all levels, in addition to rehabilitating horses with sports injuries.  The barn boasts an educational, family like, and supportive atmosphere. 

For more information contact Becky at 415-717-1775.

REBECCA CUSHMAN

JANULI FARMS

JANULI FARMS offers clinics, lessons, training. Our facility is in SW Las Vegas. We have some very well schooled lesson horses. We also offer " Mobile " training around the Vegas valley. Training is with the focus on the horses asymmetrical mind & body. Our goal is to teach the rider to become their horses physical and mental therapist and through a series of gymnastic exercises, the horse becomes more symmetrical. Over time, the horse becomes more relaxed, flexible, strong, balanced and carries himself with the uphill profile that is much desired to carry the weight of it's rider.  With this process comes the side effects of engagement, obedience, willingness and a calm demeanor and a much respectful partner.
Jan Trigg has over 40 years riding experience ( much of it in CA ) and over 20 years of Dressage experience. Jan has worked with many Dressage professionals and has participated in Olympian and Bronze medalist Jane Savoie's " The Art of Teaching" which teaches Dressage instructors to teach their students through a series of learning styles and to develop an eye for problems and solutions.

Please give us a call: Jan Trigg - Trainer-Instructor (702) 270-2177 or visit us atwww.janulifarms.com or www.dressagelight.com

EMILY TEARS

Emily has been an active exhibitor in the Southern California dressage community since a young age and is currently training out of Circle P Ranch in Escondido, CA. She is a recipient of numerous CDS and USDF awards as well as a member of the 2007 gold medal team at the North American Young Rider Championships. She has experience at all levels, from the developing horse through Grand Prix. She also has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona giving her an extensive knowledge of proper equine care. Emily welcomes all levels and breeds and looks forward to helping you and your horse achieve your goals. Full, half, and quarter training options are available and if you do not own a horse yourself, she even has a lesson horse available!

For more information please visit her website at www.emilytearsdressage.com or you can contact her via phone (949) 233-3171 or email her at ertears14@gmail.com.