The Best in San Diego
Our trainers are lifelong enthusiasts and accomplished riders. Learn about our trainers by reading their bios below, then reach out to them on social media, via e-mail, or phone to learn more about how they can work with you to develop your skills.
Matt Griffiths and Adrienne Tessary have been developing jumping horses and riders in San Diego for over 20 years. They cultivate a professional but friendly environment where your horse’s welfare is their number one priority. Riders of all levels are welcome in their family-friendly program. With experience in local and national competitions, Matt and Adrienne can help you achieve your goals, whatever your level of competition.
Greg grew up riding in France, and began his U.S. riding career in Seattle, WA. He has worked for several trainers throughout the West Coast while refining his skills with young and developing horses and as an instructor. Greg teaches the American Forward Riding system and is a loyal follower of longtime USET jumping chef d’equipe George Morris. With horses, that translates to a big emphasis on flat work. “When you do your homework on the flat, then your horse is learning pretty quickly over the jumps,” Greg explains. Horses in his program are trained to be very sensitive to leg and rein aids. “I teach a horse to be forward first and soft in the mouth. I want him to be responsive to my leg and to not fight my hand. It’s pretty simple.” He has also completed the United States Hunter Jumper Assn. Trainer Certificate Program.
With his patient riding and teaching style, he's a welcome asset to the FLW team and Seabreeze Farms!
As a young girl, she started working at this very farm when it was a breeding facility owned by Harry and Helen Polenitza. Working at a breeding farm gave her a lot of experience in training and riding many young horses.
She started her own business 25 years ago, and has ridden with the very well-known German trainer, Dietrich Von Hopf Gartner. She has also worked for, and trained with Gunter Seidel.
Janet Peters is an FEI bronze and silver medalist. She has brought many horses and riders up through the levels over a 25-year period. Janet believes in teaching the correct basics with patience are the foundation for working with horses and riders. As a trainer, giving confidence to both horse and rider is very important to her. She is very dedicated to her students and the horses under her care.
In training with Janet Peters at Seabreeze Farms in Del Mar/Carmel Valley. Imported 11 yr Holsteiner Gelding Doing first level work and schooling 2nd. Looking for intermediate rider.
Exclusive Dressage Imports (EDI) specializes in the import and training of superb quality young horses. EDI personally selects and trains top-notch European dressage prospects for international buyers of all levels. We have a very selective criteria with our imports. Our horses are meticulously chosen for superior quality, trainability, rideability and temperament. We are based at Seabreeze Farms in San Diego and all of our horses are under full training with Grand Prix rider and trainer Joseph Newcomb. EDI’s team combines top riding and training coupled with unique in-hand expertise and elite equine talent. If you are looking for your unicorn and do not see it listed on EDI Horses, feel free to contact us at www.exclusivedressageimports.com. We often have horses not listed and personally work with clients to find the perfect match.