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Horse Riding Trainer
updated: Jun 23, 2014, 9:00 AM

Any recommendations for a riding stable/trainer that teaches Hunter/Jumper (English saddle), preferably has lesson horses vs. needing to lease and is a fun laid back place that isn't totally focused on showing? Looking to get back in the saddle after many years of not riding so I appreciate any recommendations/advice!

 COMMENT 529936 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 09:15 AM

Call Charlie Picerni- great hunter/jumper training and has school horses. Very laid back, reasonable prices, and fun long lessons.


 COMMENT 529938 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 09:19 AM

I cannot seem to find a phone number or any other information for Charlie Picerni.


 COMMENT 529941 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 09:46 AM

Try contacting La Cumbre feed, they should have his number.


 COMMENT 529947 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 10:15 AM

Alanna Bloomberg is wonderful with kids and adults, and is very respected and liked in the riding community. I rode with her for several years and was always impressed by her quality and communication skills.


 COMMENT 529956 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 10:55 AM

If you want to go to SYV for riding try Marcia Nelson at Horseman's Hangout on Edison. She is great with adults, both English and Western.


 COMMENT 529979 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 01:09 PM

Contact Brie Preston out of Shoreline Farms (Goleta/More Mesa area) 423-4786. Great trainer & rider. She teaches adults & children, and she uses her own horse for lessons. Great laid back barn, not a show barn at all.


 COMMENT 529999 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 02:01 PM

Amapola Stables is a great place and has 3 trainers. Linda Pless is great, she has school horses and will teach jumping, dressage or/and trail riding. Her number is 403-3880. She has trained my off track thoroughbred who is now jumping and showing with Linda. She is flexible and not expensive.


 COMMENT 530030P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-23 03:23 PM

I second Brie Preston - sounds like she's what you're looking for.


 COMMENT 530121 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-24 07:44 AM

A&A Equestrian (Etcetera Farm) in Santa Ynez, 586 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 433-1497. Adrianna Silvestri is the best! A kind, caring and experienced instructor. The barn has a relaxed feel and very friendly clientete. Google them for more info. My husband and I LOVE it here!!!!!


 SBARTS agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 11:54 AM

I have Charlie's number but he's moving his horses to the old McMullen stables end of June so is in transition.


 COMMENT 531285 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-28 07:32 AM

Rancho Ravello with trainers Samantha and William Martin are by far the most knowledgable hunter jumper trainers in the area. We've been with them for 4 years. My daughter shows on the A circuit with them. You don't have to show, they have people who just take lessons, but they're amazing. Great barn off San Antonio road. You can call Samantha at (805) 453-0617.


 COMMENT 608503 agree helpful negative off topic

2015-04-26 07:36 PM

Charlie Picerni is great - his address is 401 Lambert Rd., Summerland. His # is 805-570-0964.



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