Torrey Pines Dressage
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I was looking for an instructor to teach my whole family to ride. I spoke to several people online and liked Angela from the first contact. I have taken my first few lessons with her and she is great. She is patient, understanding, and has a sense of humor about mistakes. Her ability to understand the why I am doing something wrong and then explain it has been amazing. She is a natural teacher. Her animals are well cared for and the environment at her place is positive and friendly. Updated January 2018 We have now worked with Angela for almost a year and I can’t say enough regarding what we have learned and how Angela has gone above and beyond to ensure we understand not just riding but all aspects of safety and horse care. She helped us find both of our horses and worked with us as new horse owners to make sure we learned everything we needed to know. We were so lucky to find her! She has made this new adventure a great one.Jan 21, 2018Verified
Angela is fantastic! We have worked with her for over a year now. She has shown extreme patience with our 8 year old daughter while also encouraging her to try new things. She has a great knowledge of horses, riding styles, and the necessary equipment as she has guided us through our adventures in horseback riding. We highly recommend Angela for all your horseback riding needs.Dec 23, 2017Verified
What a nightmare! After only 10 days my horses suffered under her care (or lack there of) at very high prices. Staff informed me that they take in over $2,000 per day for their services. What they do best is cash your check. I wish I would have rescued my horses sooner. My little foal suffered the most and it just broke my heart. Their knowledge base with young foals is strictly verbal rhetoric.Oct 19, 2017Angela M.'s reply
The services I was hired for were one lesson and aiding in the transport of foal. I was never paid for these services from the above "customer". After many attempts to retrieve funds. The "care and money"spoken of had absolutely nothing to do with myself.
Angela is wonderful. My daughter is a beginning rider and Angela has shown great patience as well as an ability to push her to achieve more. I highly recommend Angela.Jan 5, 2018
Angela is a knowledgeable and kind teacher, as well as being a talented trainer and rider. She takes excellent care of her animals as well. She is patient and always approaches things will a smile. She works towards her own competition goals diligently, and she helps her students to do the same. She is equally supportive of her non-competing students and the ones who show. Highly recommend!Jan 3, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$50 an hr per lesson if you have your own horse it is an additional $10 to use one of our lesson horses. This fee goes back towards care and maintenance of the horse that is used for lessons
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?There will be a small verbal interview to get an idea of level of riding and which horse is best suited for first ride with us. Upon arrival rider will be walked through a series of horse related activities, putting halter on, leading horse out of stall, walking to saddling area. These are all basic skills that will let the instructor know level of confidence of rider and which horse and which steps to be taken from that point.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Years experiance training and teaching, over 20. Working on silver /gold medals in dressage. Numerous students winning at their various desired disciplines. Continued studies and education with multiple clinicians and coaches