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.
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Faith Grimm specializes in Dressage, both Classical and Western. She is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist as well as a WDAA “Train the Trainer” graduate. With over 30 years experience as a professional instructor and trainer. She teaches with a positive approach that focuses on fundamentals and consistent progression. Her riders move confidently up the levels and have a great time at competitions. Faith has won multiple local and national awards and her students have earned many regional and national championships. Faith offers full training for horse and rider, lessons and accepts select horses for training and competition.
Lauren Cirignano of Le Cheval Sport Horses has over 10 years in the business specializing in Hunter/Jumpers, 3 day eventing, lessons and sales. Whether you are interested in learning to ride on one of our amazing lesson horses or are a seasoned show veteran, the Le Cheval team offers great programs and instructors for all levels. The Le Cheval team is committed to building life long equine relationships with fellow horse lovers who also share the same passion and drive and as a result our group is very team and family oriented.
Sarah Lockman Dressage is a full service Dressage barn that offers sales, training and lesson programs tailored to each horse and riders needs. Each horse and rider gets one on one training six days a week where lessons and rides are structured to meet specific goals.
Detailed care of training horses consisting of scheduling, record keeping of all services performed including shoeing, veterinary, chiropractic, body work and acupuncture. We provide daily “show like” grooming and consistent, positive, thorough training process customized to each horse and rider combination.
Setting goals to create a good foundation that will in-turn give both horse and rider a great relationship as they climb the training scale.I instruct clients from ages 5 and up with training programs available for horses of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. We provice from halter breaking to the training at the FEI levels.
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.