Zoe Newman

British-born Zoe Newman is an accomplished dressage rider and has even bred her own ribbon winning dressage horse. "From my earliest days I was obsessed with horses, I begged my parents to buy me a horse, alas they said no.  But I spent my weekends and holidays at the...

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Wilma Blakely

Wilma Blakely is a professional dressage trainer with an outstanding track record of successfully training students from Training to FEI level.  “I enjoy teaching almost as much as riding,” says Wilma who teaches and rides daily at Sycamore Trails Stable. If a trainer...

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John Berney

John Berney has a successful show team that competes from the county-level all the way through AA-rated Hunter shows.   Berney's training program is aimed at developing and improving skills to further success in the show ring. Meet John in person on our...

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Zena Cooper

Laguna Beach native, Zena Cooper is an accomplished dressage rider and the owner of North Night Equine. Zena has been the recipient of the Dressage Foundation’s Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs.  She and the Hanoverian...

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Feine Nacht (Damien)

Feine Nacht (also known as "Damien") is a 10 year old Hanoverian gelding. He was bred by his owner and rider, Zena Cooper, who has worked tirelessly to spoil him since the day he was born.   Damien loves dressage, though he wishes it were a little less "ballet" and a...

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Electra

Wilma Blakely first laid eyes on Electra as a yearling. She was just out of pasture and fresh off the plane from Holland. “She was turned out in this bull pen…She was ugly and homely.  But she had wonderful gaits and she was everything I wanted.  My friend and I...

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Jenna Camisasca

Montecarlo and Jenna Camisasca My mom introduced me to horses and all sorts of animals when I was really little. I just rode and have been around horses since before I can remember- I really don’t know anything different. I went to the barn...

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Linda Camisasca

I am Mini Cooper's human. I'm originally from New Jersey. But it was in Boulder, Colorado at my aunt's farm, Sunnyfield Riding School, that I first fell in love with horses. I was seven years old. Luckily, my parents let me spend summers at the farm in Boulder where I...

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Mini Cooper the Miniature Horse

Mini Cooper is a registered American Miniature Horse and he is 6 years old.  His human is Linda Camisasca.  Mini Cooper resides in Laguna Hills. Cooper stands at 30 inches at the withers and is small enough to ride in the back seat of a car!...

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Janet Curtis

Janet Curtis is an S level dressage judge who rides and trains at Nellie Gail Ranch in Laguna Hills, Ca. Her judging history includes many shows throughout the U.S. including Florida, New York, New Jersey in addition to her home state of California. She has also...

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Janie Butler

I am a Southern California native, I love where I live and I grew up riding horses from a young age.  I have a special affinity for all animals -- but especially horses.  I love how regal they are and how they  have existed for many centuries as an integral part of...

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Erin O’Steen Heintel

Erin began riding at nine years of age in a junior lesson program in her native Orange County, California. Her natural riding abilities and innate understanding of horses led her to competitions in Three-Day Eventing, Pony Hunters, and her true passion, Dressage. She...

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Laura Mollrich

I have loved horses since I was a little girl. My parents weren’t able to afford a horse for me so all I could do is cut out pictures in magazines and tape them up on my bedroom wall. As the decades passed, I followed my other passion for music, playing the piano. My...

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Nancy Hart Albright

As a child, I loved horses and did everything I could to ride and be around them. Then school, work and life got in the way until 30 years later when I brought my daughters to take riding lessons. Within days, I knew I had to get back to horses, and I have been riding...

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Lori Savit

Today - I am passionate about horses, watching horse sports, spending time at the barn and the study of the art of dressage. In earlier years, my career was as a professional dancer and choreographer. I studied from a young age beginning at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet...

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Brenda Bredvik

I am inspired by horses.  Several years ago while driving down Ortega Highway in March, my husband and I happened across the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park! We enjoyed an incredible day picnicking on the lawn and watching the magnificent horse/rider teams compete....

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Nicole Bhathal

Nicole Bhathal started riding horses at age seven and has successfully competed in hunt seat (show jumping), three-day eventing, and dressage.  Nicole has been featured in our Laguna Beach papers as well. Currently, Nicole rides and competes in dressage with her...

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