The Instructors - Coaches & Special Guests

Bernie Traurig

Bernie Traurig - Founder & Head Coach

As a Horseman, Bernie is renowned for not only his riding talents but for his teaching and coaching gifts. As a competitor, Bernie has represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions and reached the top of the sport in all 3 of the International Equestrian Olympic disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. After amassing 60 years worth of training and riding techniques and experiences with thousands of horses, Bernie is driven to give back to the sport that has given him so much fulfillment and success. 

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Olympic & Championship Coaches

USET Veteran, Reaching The Top In All 3 Of The Intl. Equestrian Olympic Disciplines

Olympian & Canadian Show Jumping Team Member

Bertalan de Nemethy, Legendary Equestrian, Coached The USET For 25 Years

Inducted To USEA Hall Of Fame & World Champion 3 Day Event Gold Medal Team

Irish Olympian and Grand Prix Show Jumping Veteran

Canadian Olympian and Grand Prix Show Jumping Veteran

2000 Olympic Show Jumping Team Member & Pan American Games Medalist

Olympic medalist, FEI World Cup Champion & Current Top Show Jumper

2008 Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist & Grand Prix Show Jumping Veteran

2011 FEI World Reining Finals Champion & NRHA $1 Million Dollar Rider

Olympic Medalist, World Cup Final Champion & Pan American Games Gold Medal Winner

NRHA Hall Of Fame Star & $2 Million National Reining Horse Association Rider

Silver Medalist In Eventing At The 2008 Olympic Games & Pan American Games Medalist

Legendary horseman, trainer and former USET Chef d’Equipe

1990 World Champion, 1991 European Champion & French Champion

2004 Olympic Individual Gold Medalist, WEG & World Cup Finals Champion

2008 Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist & Grand Prix Show Jumping Veteran

FEI 5* Dressage Judge of Olympic Games, Pan Am Games & World Cup Finals

Western Horsemanship Coach, Quarter Horse Judge & FEI Steward for Reining

2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist & 2002 WEG Individual Bronze Medalist


Coaches & Special Guests

FEI & USEF Judge, Olympic Course Designer, Clinician, Equestrian Facility Design Consultant & Author

Master Horseman & Head Colt Starter For Top International Show Barns

Renowned Judge, Trainer, And Show Jumping High Performance Committee Member

Top Vet Specializing In The Treatment & Diagnostic Imaging Of Sport Horses

Board Certified Equine Surgeon Recognized For His Expertise In Colic Surgery

Experienced rider, trainer and barn manager grassroots through national level.

One Of The Most Successful & Winning Equitation/Jumper Coaches In The Country

International Grand Prix veteran & coach of the Dubai Show Jumping Team for over a decade

A disciple of George Morris and a top equitation trainer of medal finalists

Top Southern Callifornia Farrier

One Of The Nation's Top Equitation & Hunter Trainers

USHJA Certified Trainer, Judge & Steward

Show Jumping Development and Training Expert

USHJA Int’l Hunter Derby Winner & 2 Time World Champion Hunter Rider

Top Equitition and Hunter rider/trainers at Sonoma Valley Stables.

Founder, Head Coach and Instructor at Elevenstar Riding Academy

Top Equitition Trainer, Rider, Judge & Clinician

Successful International Grand Prix Rider & Trainer

One of the Country's Most Winning Equitation, Hunter & Jumper Trainers. Clinician, Judge, USHJA, USEF & EAP Committee Member

Horse Management Specialist, Judge & Clinician

ASPCA Maclay National Champion

Top Grand Prix Rider & Active Participant In Show Jumping Community

Veterinarian Specializing in Equine Sports Medicine

Mental Skills Coach Specializing In Equestrian Sport Psychology

Top Pony Trainer & Judge

Married Members Of The Legendary Equestrian Family & Head Trainers Of Far West Farm

Grand Prix Veteran, Has Represented The U.S. On Numerous Nations Cup & Super League Teams

Up & Coming International 3-Day Eventer

Mouth Dentistry & Holistic Horse Health

One of the most successful trainers of young, developing show jumping talent in the U.S.

Top jumper trainers at Martin McAllister Training located at the Flintridge Riding Club

Official Veterinarian For 3 World Cup Show Jumping Finals

Acclaimed Trainer, Clinician & Horsewoman, Sought Out By Amateurs & Pros Alike

Professional Trainer & Owner of Blackjack Fitness

Owner of VS Dressage, Inc., a premier dressage training and riding facility in San Marcos, CA.

Olympic, WEG & World Cup Finals Course Designer & Technical Delegate

Olympic, Championship & World Cup Finals Course Designer & Technical Delegate

Top Hunter/Jumper Trainer & 3 Time World Champion Hunter Rider

West Coaster, Mandy Porter, Is One of America’s Top Grand Prix Competitors

One Of The Country’s Top Hunter, Jumper & Equitation Trainers

Stable Management Specialist & Canadian Show Jumping Team Tour Manager

Top Trainer, Judge & World Champion Hunter Rider

A-Circuit professional braider, in demand coast-to-coast for all the most prestigious horse shows

Veterinarian For The U. S. & Canadian Show Jumping Teams

Top West Coast Hunter/Jumper Rider and Trainer

Accomplished Rider & Trainer, Judge, Clinician, USHJA, USEF, EAP, TCP & Zone 10 Commitee Member

Championship Rider & Youngest Member of Swedish Jumping Team