Friday, March 5, 2021

Dressage and Working Equitation Clinic with Andre Ganc

 Clinic with Andre´ Ganc April 17 & 18  Rancho De Los Amigos 

Join us for private lessons with Andre´Ganc at RDLA in Castro Valley.

Work on your dressage basics and learn how to apply the methods of classical dressage to your chosen discipline. Andre´ tailors each lesson to the horse and rider's individual needs.

Andre´ Ganc  Andre´ is an amazing trainer, clinician, judge and breeder. Andre has the exceptional ability to help riders of any level or discipline discover a better, more classical way to communicate with their horses. Despite his abilities and extensive list of achievements, he is also personable, not intimidating and FUN! André Ganc owns the breeding and training center Haras Vale do Aretê with locations in Petaluma, CA., and São Paulo, Brazil, Besides FEI dressage competitor from Young Horse Competitions up to Grand Prix, André is also a national judge up to Grand Prix dressage, all Working Equitation levels, as well as Halter competitions.He was the first competitor to introduce the Lusitano breed to dressage in Brazil.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Working Equitation Summer Fun Series at Rancho Murieta 

 Starts June 26 & 27

Go here for more information!

June 20th Working Equitation Clinic is Full!

Stay tuned for more clinics in the future!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Meme created by Heart Horse

Many of us are Care Givers and trainers for horses at public facilities. If you are allowed to come out to your facility please follow a few simple practices:

  • 1. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if water is not readily available
  • 2. Clean all surfaces that will be touched by others, i.e. stall cleaners, feeders, trainers, etc. (This includes tack that is used by more than one person.)
  • 3. Practice social distancing (6 feet away from others)
  • 4. Try and not run errands when going to your barn. Go from home and back. 
  • 5. Wash clothing that may have come in contact with others when returning to the home
  • 6. Keep yourself hydrated. Wear a mask if available, if you have allergies and are coughing or sneezing
  • 7. Wear gloves. Take any work or riding gloves home and disinfect
  • 8. Stay sane and be kind to others you meet who are in the same boat as you.

And thanks to Heart Horse who created the meme!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Intro  and Beginning Working Equitation Clinic

With Jessica Mosbaugh
Has been postponed to May 2, 2020.

We may postpone longer if the COVID 19 infection rate continues to grow and we do not have a flattening out of the curve here in California. Check back for further details.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Our New Digs at Rancho de los Amigos in Castro Valley

 Everyone has been settling in to our new home! loving the space and the views, the trails and the friendly folks and critters!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

First Western Dressage Showing at 
Dressage in the Almonds

I and my student Cheryl went to our first off site dressage show in Lodi this Saturday. It was a long day but we had a great time!! And we had very successful rides!

More to come!