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is a 10 acres riding facility in Indio. This is the headquarters for the dressage Getaway Horse Shows held in Thermal, California. Patricia Aiken is owner and trainer. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. Patricia has a few school horses she can teach with from beginner to Grand Prix. It is a private facility with a covered arena, turnouts and an open field for hacking. The old world style barn stays cool in the warm months. The walls are block and the roof is clay tile. The structure is also cooled by misters and fans in each stall. Horses are accepted on a short term basis.

Call Patricia Aiken at 760 702 0528 or e-mail DressageGetaway@gmail.com you can also visit our website www.DressageGetaway.com


by Renee. FEI and CDI competitor, Renee Johnson, has raised, trained and shown horses since 1987. Winning numerous National USDF Horse of the Year Awards, CDS Horse of the Year Awards and Regional Championships with her horses, Ulla (by Kamuela), Kamuela, Kai, Inxs, Milky Way. Renee earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals on horses she has trained herself - from their very first backing through FEI. Training under Mr. Conrad Schumacher for the last eight years, Renee has refined her riding skills under his classical guidance. Mr. Schumacher's exclusive clinics have been instrumental in bringing her Dutch stallion, Kamuela, to Grand Prix. Renee is available to help you develop your horse. Lessons and full or part training are available in Clovis, near Fresno and Ram Tap. Clinics and coaching services are available, please inquire. Renee is also available for judging; licenced by USEF dressage judge (r).

All inquires: 559.260.0620. www.trickponies.net or email renee@trickponies.net


Bettina Loy is the owner and head trainer of Del Mar Dressage currently training out of Savoir Faire Stable in San Marcos. Del Mar Dressage is a well-respected training, competition and sales barn. The facility offers exceptional service in a supportive environment. It is top notch with a covered full size dressage court and a eurociser. The footing is excellent and is watered and dragged twice daily. The stalls are cleaned twice daily and hay is fed three times a day. Two custom style barns allow up to 40 horses. Both are well ventilated and offer either an in/out option or spacious 16x20 stalls. The barns are fully automated with an organic fly spray system and generously bedded with shavings.
Bettina Loy began her riding career and lifelong passion for horses in Germany at the age of 11, riding and training with German trainers noted for their commitment to Classical Dressage. She has ridden and worked with Dietrich von Hopfgarten, Klaus Balkenhol, Jo Hinneman, Gunter Seidel, Christine Traurig, Sue Blinks, Steffen Peters and Conrad Schumacher. Bettina trains clients and horses at various levels from beginner through FEI. Bettina is currently accepting new clients and horses into training.

Please contact her at 619-871-2795


Denise Nelson-Finster and DAAN Sporthorses is located in the beautiful mountains of Anza, California where her facility is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego, near Temecula. We work with amateurs and junior riders using an exciting list of experienced dressage horses. Bring your own horse or work with one of ours, we love to show. Our atmosphere is warm and friendly. We stress excellence with absolute attention to the horse. Dressage is about a finely tuned relationship with these incredible horses. This relationship is encouraged and developed expertly. We are proud to be working with the Scholastic Equestrian Team of Palm Desert as their dressage coach. Denise has her USDF Bronze and Silver medals and is an experienced FEI competitor. 

We encourage inquires at www.hotbloods.comdntsusa@aol.com; 951/972-2653.


COLLEEN REID established the Equine Sports Complex in 1993 and has been at this location since 2001. She operates a full service boarding/training/teaching Dressage facility. She manages 40 head of horses, in addition to a full schedule of teaching, training, and showing. Trained in classical Dressage tradition, she combines this with her education in and knowledge of modern Biomechanics. In addition to having graduated with distinction from the L Program and having earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals, Colleen has more than 15 years’ experience on a top breeding and show farm, prior to starting her own facility. This combination of experience gives her the daily hands-on knowledge of horses and horsemanship that keeps the horses and riders under tutelage advancing through the ranks, sound and content. By combining her day to day dressage training with the modern tool of a Riding Simulator, known affectionately as "Simon", Colleen offers the best of old and new world teaching and training techniques, enabling her students to reach National Ranking at all levels through Grand Prix.

Equine Sports Complex www.electricschoolmaster.com 916.717.7286


CLAUDIA ROBERTS, owner of Pacific Dressage, LLC, USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, USDF “L” Program graduate, offering Training Level through FEI instruction in Classical Dressage and also teaches Western Dressage.  Based out of Hacienda Del Valle (the old upper Middle Ranch) there are many boarding options including large mare motels 16x20, barn stalls 12x12, and large pasture paddocks, many large turn outs, two Dressage courts and four large arenas, round pen, eurocizer and miles of trails in the national forest.  Sponsor of many international clinicians and seven classical and western Dressage schooling shows.

Please contact Claudia @ 818/256-6080 and check out the website at www.pacificdressage.com.