Full service hunter/jumper/equitation barn located in Lake View Terrace, CA. With over a decade of experience showing and training riders in the local - AA show circuit from beginners and ponies, juniors/adult amateurs and owners, to the big eq, to level 4 jumpers and beyond, we seek to build mutual trust and improve the overall connection between horse and rider.
We pay keen attention to the biomechanic correctness of the horse - how their bodies are placed, and how their energy is used in order to maximize athletic potential and minimize musculoskeletal strain, in effect riding for soundness as well as performance. Teaching riders to seek this correctness gives them a more sophisticated and sensitive feel, and makes for healthier, sounder, more willing horses.
Cellar Door Farm is a place where first and foremost, we love horses. We enjoy spending time with like-minded riders in a supportive, team-oriented environment, and understand that true success in the show ring is the result of a successful program at home. While our horses are our athletic partners, we recognize that they are above all horses and seek to give them a life with their biology and psychology in mind - longer turnouts for socializing, slow feeding haynets that extend time spent digesting food to optimize gut health and motility, and targeted, customized nutrition based on rounding out what hay provides and what the demands of their athletic lifestyle depletes. These are just a few of the ways we go above and beyond for the animals in our care and training- so they can go above and beyond for us in the show ring.