> Is anyone out there in the Santa Cruz, Ca area? If so, I'm looking for
> recommendations for a trainer for my 6-yr old mare. I'm looking for someone
> who is into NH and can start her on dressage and jumping and basically give
> her confidence a better manners than she has now.
> I live in Santa Cruz and work in Redwood City, so the trainer can be
> anywhere in those areas.
There's Penny Whaler, the best hunter/jumper trainer in the area- she does
Indio and bigger shows, and there's American Sporthorse- a dressage
facility with great people...the other barns in the immediate area I
cannot recommend...too small or back-yardish to have serious trainers.
(who was a working student/rider/teacher at nearly every Santa Cruz area
stable during here years at UCSC)