We are proud to host several world-renowned trainers from various styles of riding. With the wide variety of disciplines represented, we’re sure one of our trainers will be a great fit for you and your horse.
Meet Our Trainers:
Debbie McEwen 714-639-6219
Debbie is an AQHA Professional Horseman who has shown and trained in Southern California for 45 years. Her career began in her youth when she rode hunt seat at Open Horseshows. After working for a Western Trainer, she fell in love with Western Riding. Her focus today is on Youth and Amateur riders in the following AQHA Divisions: Trail, Horsemanship, Showmanship, Hunt Seat Equitation and All Around. It is a source of pride to Debbie that two of her youth riders have received full ride NCAA College Scholarships. Though the majority of her clients are riding Quarter Horses, Debbie trains and rides horses of all breeds. She also works with leisure riders looking to improve their skill and confidence.
Edgar Pagan 714-398-1295
Specializing in Show Jumpers, Edgar Pagan began his equestrian career in the 1970s in Maryland at Marshwood Farms. From there he traveled to Florida working with legendary professionals Anthony D’Ambrosio, Joe Fargis, Tom Hardy, Katie Monahan, and the late Tim Grubb. In 1995 he traveled west to California working at Sandstone farm where he trained the very talented Grand Prix winner, Gabby Salick. Throughout the years, Edgar has proved to have an excellent eye for finding quality horses. In the late 1980s, he spotted Manasis County who went on to become Rusty Holzer’s partner at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. After a trip to Germany he imported Sapphire, who he sold to Mark Watring. The pair won the Pan Am Games, as well as two gold medals and a silver in the Central American games. Successful hunters that Edgar has ridden and trained include Ashford Castle, Boss and Company, and El Centro.
Lynn is the Owner of Strand Training Center and the Care Barn, specializing in recreational and competitive trail emphasizing on gaited horses, with all breeds welcome. STC has been at Peacock Hill since 1991 focusing on NATRC Competitive Trail Riding since 1993. STC offers a viable source of horsemanship on the ground, in the arena and out on the trail.
To learn more about Lynn, please visit her webpage @
Faith is a lifelong horsewoman. She grew up with horses in her back yard and determined at an early age to be an instructor. She set a course to learn and to become the best teacher she could be. Through high school she competed in Hunter, Jumpers and Dressage.
One of her students, Emily Andreano, was one of the 3 youngest riders to ever earn a Bronze Medal. Another young student, Haley Chatel went from learning to post to Reserve Champion at both Training Level and Equitation in 9 months. Faith’s husband Eric has been very successful with their homebred horse Remise and Faith has enjoyed great successes with her client’s horses.
Lauren started her training career early on at the age of sixteen and has worked under some amazing trainers including Kimberly VerHage, Debbie Logan, Rachel Stokes, and is regularly coached by Lisa Sabo of Sabo Eventing in Costa Mesa Ca. Now she is creating a name for herself in Southern California at beautiful Peacock Hill Equestrian Center, Orange California. Lauren has extensive show history, successfully competing in the Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Arabian, Freisan and Saddlebred circuits and has shown and trained every style from dressage to saddle seat. She has decided now to focus on her passion; using combined training techniques to build a confident and successful horse and rider combination over fences.
A USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist, Mary brings her talents to Peacock Hills and welcomes all training levels. She is a certified FEI trainer and instructor. Mary is training during the week and shares training with Sarah Lockman.
Since 2004 Sarah’s main focus has been on training and competing on dressage horses as well as starting young horses. She also participate regularly in various clinics and take regular lessons offered by great trainers such as Bert Rutten, Judy Harvey, Kathy Pavlich, and Linda Zang . Over the years, Sarah have earned her USDF Bronze and Siiver medals as well as multiple championships on different mounts at multiple levels. She had multiple amatuer and Junior clients be very successful and win top awards in dressage from Training level to Prix St Georges. Sarah is using Peacock Hill Equestrian Center as a “satellite” location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s
Peacock Hill is a full-service facility with world-renowned trainers for all disciplines. With access to over 500 acres of beautiful trail, nestled inside the historic Irvine Regional Park, we have something for every horse and horse-lover.