Hi everyone! My family is moving to Lincoln, CA and I am looking for a hunter trainer. I do the 3' hunters with my warmblood mare and am looking to start an A/O career when the time is right so i am looking for an A show barn and reputable trainer! So, anyone in Sacramento would be good, I am willing to drive up to 45 mins.
I'm headed straight for Hunterville in Penryn- very close to Lincoln! I just moved up to Auburn/Colfax area from the SF Bay Area and have scheduled a lesson for the next few weeks. Hope to cross paths with you
Also forgot to mention that three different lesson programs operate in Hunterville. Patty Ball has her program, Sami Milo has Cavallo Stables LLC. and Audrie has Folly Farms Sport Horses.
I have looked at patty's! AWESOME trainer- love her technique and advice she has to offer! I will definitely be coming over to take a few lessons once we are settled and maybe I will have the guts to attend the GM clinic LOL but will for sure audit at the least. However, my horse is a sensitive mare (lol) and LOVES her pasture turn out! I would hate to take that away from her if I had another option. Kelly's looks like a good program too but, a little out of my price range. Also, she is getting schooling rides now as we have had stopping problems in the past that are now, for the most part, fixed but I would like to keep her in training if possible. A trainer that rides like a hunter would be nice! Overall I am looking for a nice barn that attends a good number of A shows with a good vibe, nice people, and stalls with in and outs. Also grass pasture is a must and training rides would be preferred! Has anyone heard of BTH Equestrian, or Inverness Ridge Stales??
If grass turnout is a must, that is likely to be your limiting factor. You might look into some barns in the Granite Bay area, they would be close to your location. Don't know if any of them offer grass turnout, however. I'm not sure if there is any barn near Lincoln that is an A show barn with grass turnouts. You might inquire about Black Bay Equestrians, and Patriot Farms. Just not sure what they have to offer.
Black Bay and Patriot both have younger trainers who are good, but are not what I would consider "A" show barns. Majority of what they attend are the schooling and B shows. Also I don't know about Black Bay but Patriot does not have grass turnouts. When I was there its dirt only.
Have heard about BTH, but don't know much about the trainer or program.