View Full Version : Trainers in central CA??

Jan. 25, 2011, 10:36 PM
Looking for a dressage trainer in preferably Kern County, but would go on the outsides of that if needed. For a freind who is starting dressage (from HJ land) who just moved to that area. She has a pretty decent, solid 2nd level horse to learn on.

Jan. 25, 2011, 11:12 PM
Kern Co. is pretty big! But if she's near Bakersfield, she might try http://www.lesliewebb.com/.

I have no personal experience of this trainer, but her articles in Practical Horsemen are fantastic.

Jan. 26, 2011, 02:58 PM
Where in Kern? How far is she willing to drive? Willie Arts is in the next county over, in Hanford? Kern is a pretty big county, stretching into the hills on the way to the central coast, running up to the foot of the Tehachapi Mountains, out to the desert. Heading toward the coast, there are a few pretty good trainers too.

Jan. 26, 2011, 06:41 PM
Shes in Tehachapi. Not sure she wants to drive as far as Hanford. Even if she couldn't find a dressage trainer, but maybe a HJ or event trainer with alot of common sense? I'm sure she wouldn't mind hauling to Hanford or wherever once a month or so, but for everyday...
Also, Leslie was our 1st thought, but she doesn't return calls or emails