Available Programs

AP Dressage offers training in classical dressage. Angela has twenty five years + of experience in true European Classical Dressage Training. Her education is based on the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.  She trained for over 18 years at the barn of the former director of the school and five times Austrian Champion.

AP Dressage training options include full time, part time, and per diem.
We welcome both Rancho Cielo resident equines and riders as well as those who wish to trailer in.  Although the focus lies with Dressage, horses and riders of any discipline are welcome. Training programs span from the  beginner level through FEI.


Angela is available for both dressage and flat work Clinic as well as private lessons of property. For more information about fees and training programs please contact Angela directly.


Silver Spur Riding School was founded in 2014.  The program is focused on introducing children and adults to the world of horses, offering riding lessons for all ages and skill levels, day camps for kids, birthday parties, girl scout programs and other events. We have a team of gentle, well-trained horses for you to ride and our instructors encourage independence, safety, and above all a fun environment to learn about these wonderful animals.  We have both English and Western equipment available and our horses are very well trained in both disciplines. All of the horses you will ride are registered Quarter Horses or Paint Horses, breeds known for their calm disposition and forgiving nature.

Liz has been in the horse business for over forty years and training horses and riders for over twenty. She is an AQHA World and Reserve World Champion, along with numerous Top Five and Top Ten placings to her name. She has trained riders to World Championships and multiple placings at the World, National, State and Local level.


Liz Place Performance Horses offers a wide variety of services for you and your horse. Whether it's your first encounter with horses or you're training for the World Show, we can help you accomplish your goals. Maybe you want help starting your colt or regain your confidence out on trail.  Whatever your need may be, Liz has extensive experience handling all breeds of horses and can help you get there.


Dressage training and instruction founded in 1995, by USDF Gold Silver and Bronze Medalist , Lena Davis.  Services include: Full training , half training, lessons, clinics​, horse care & grooming, a sales program​.  In addition, patrons can expect exemplary horse care, a competition size dressage arena, spacious boarding with a huge turn-out and access to gorgeous well maintained trails.  


Lena will  carefully guide you and your equine partner towards your competitive goals, or simply help you and your horse understand each other and communicate better through dressage, for a more harmonious partnership.​

Concord Equestrian Center (CEC) in San Diego began operating 29 years ago with a vision to bring horses into the lives of kids and adults. He has built his reputation on classical English style riding with an emphasis on equitation and jumping.  Concord is a place to learn traditional horsemanship and have fun competing.  His riders believe working hard and being disciplined allow their riding dreams to come true.  Concord has one of the oldest and largest riding academies in Southern California.  The academy consists of beginner and intermediate instructors trained by Mark himself, and he teaches some intermediate to Grand Prix.  The riders learn horsemanship and a balanced way of riding and jumping.  They move up and progress at their own pace.


Savannah Feigner has had a lifelong passion for horses and competitive riding. As a young rider Savannah was in numerous training programs that had her showing in the USEF A show circuit in the Pacific Northwest, WEF in South Florida, and HITS in Southern California, as well as many other show circuits on both the East and West Coast. The training she received in these top level programs gave her opportunities to catch ride during her junior years, and she became especially successful in getting the best out of young, green and problematic horses. Savannah began her professional career at the young age of eighteen at a reputable hunter-jumper program in Southern California. She continued to add to her showing resume on both the A and the county circuits all throughout southern California. Over the next several years Savannah had opportunities to work and show for several other high level hunter jumper trainers in San Diego. During these years as an assistant trainer, she not only continued to develop her own riding skills and knowledge base, but became highly effective at helping other riders develop their skills and reach their goals. Savannah is now excited to offer her own full service training program at Rancho Cielo Equestrian facility with a mission to maximize skill and confidence in both horse and rider.

Sloan Equestrian is owned and managed by Grand Prix rider Sloan Elmassian in San Diego, California. Located in the heart of beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, Sloan specializes in training, riding, and sales. At the age of 3, Sloan knew horses were her passion. She became serious about training and showing around 9 years old accompanied by her first pony, Pablo. Later she moved to her first horse, Jesse James, who took her love of showjumping to the next level. You can currently find Sloan in the ring on her Grand Prix mount, Colin (show name Centurion). Sloan has been fortunate to train under some of the best in the business like: Richard Spooner, Marcia "Mousie" Williams, Anne Kursinki, Philippe Le Jeune, Katie Prudent, Nayel Nassar, and currently Michael Endicott. She has had multiple opportunities to show internationally in London and Belgium and has had lots of success in the U25/Grand Prix division. Sloan takes pride in her natural ability and feel to get on any horse and get along with them, which makes her a diverse rider at such a young age. 

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