JESSICA MILLER-Head Instructor
Jessica began her dressage career as an assistant trainer at Fairwind Farm in 2001, where she apprenticed for five years with Sue Curry Shaffer and received her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals.
Jessica teaches a classical approach to riding with emphasis on safety and respect for the horse and rider. Jessica teaches riders of all ages from beginner to advanced levels.
Jessica currently competes with her horse, Bögleys Mauricio at Intermediare II. For more information about Jessica please visit her website at www.jessicamillerdressage.com
MARIE MILLER-Instructor & Facility Owner
Marie has loved horses since she was a child. At age 12, her dreams came true with the arrival of her first horse, Pal. Marie teaches beginners at Rancho del Lago, usually on one of the many Welsh ponies. She is also the Summer Camp Director.
Marie has a Masters Degree and Ph.D in Social Work from UC Berkeley. Prior to owning Rancho del Lago, Marie directed the quality improvement department at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.
Livia comes to us from the east coast and offers classical dressage training for the horse and rider. Her approach focuses on sensitive and effective riding and training and a kind, respectful partnership between horse and rider.
Livia trained under classical dressage master and three-time Olympian, John Winnett, for over a decade and operated a full-time training business with classical instruction for young riders and adult amateurs. In addition to teaching, Livia specializes in riding and training green horses through FEI and offers a solid seat, soft hands, and a relaxed, harmonious approach to riding and training. Livia can help you reach your riding goals, whether they involve competition, riding for pleasure, improving your basics, or strengthening your connection and communication with your equine friend, while helping your horse reach his or her athletic potential. Livia firmly believes that happy horses make the best riding partners and incorporates cross-training, outdoor conditioning, and hill work into her training program, to ensure that horse's minds and bodies stay fresh and excited about their work.\
Livia can teach you on your own horse or on one of Rancho Del Lago's well-trained school horses. Possible lease options available--inquire about these opportunities.
Outside of horses, Livia is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology and enjoys teaching, writing, and clinical work with children, adults, and families.