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Wendy has been training horses for almost 30 years and has competed, coached and trained horses and riders all over the United States and Europe. She has recently returned from the 2014 Global Champions Tour in Europe including Chantilly, London,Valkenswaard and the Stephex Masters in Belgium. Prior to this Wendy had been a private coach, rider, and trainer for various families including La Joie Farms, Bo Shin Farms, Cypress Trails Farm and Fleur de Lis Farms; training  their horses from baby green hunters to grand prix jumpers. She also coached the members of those families from junior and amateur riders preparing them for competition of all levels throughout the United States.

In 1997 she operated her business known as “Coastline Hunters and Jumpers” and competed her Grand Prix Horse “Winstar” on the California Grand Prix Circuit, competing in the World Cup qualifiers for the “Will to Win” Foundation. Her goal, alongside this foundation was to promote cancer awareness and her quest for the Olympic Games representing American Samoa. This was of great importance to her both professionally and personally, as she is a stage 4 cancer survivor of synovial sarcoma. Her battle with cancer has given her a deeper understanding of health and fitness for herself and her horses. Physical health and a balance of emotional well-being are closely intertwined and are the foundation and success with her training.

Wendy consistently and competitively competes on her mare, Simpatica 33 in the 1.40 jumpers.  As well, she shows her young horses in the young hunters and jumpers. Wendy also has a reputation for rehabbing horses. She has brought back numerous horses that the owners had almost given up on. She believes in order to keep a horse physically and mentally sound for the show ring, lasting results will be achieved through a consistent program based on trust and time for natural progression to develop. She takes a gentle approach to every situation. 

Wendy looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with horses and riders of all levels in Southern California. 

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