Alicia Swinton grew up in the beautiful Sonoma County, and began riding at the age of 6. She grew up riding at the European Pony School, within Oakridge Stables, owned and operated by 3 day Eventing hall of fame rider, Yve Sauvginon. She started a working student position at the young age of 8, and when she reach 17, began teaching at Oakridge Stables. While Alicia has trained in many styles such as; liberty work, reining, natural horsemanship, and hunters, her passion and specialty lies in 3 day eventing, classical dressage, and jumpers. Alicia has trained with some of the sports top professionals, such as, Boyd Martin, Yve Sauvginon, Lauren Billys, Bunnie Sexton and many more.
“My passion lies in helping people reach their goals with their horses, with a progressive, fun and educational environment. I absolutely love building a solid foundation for horse and rider to succeed and progress through the levels. Throughout the past years I have helped numerous students achieve success and fulfill their dreams in and out of the show ring. We nurture and instill these core concepts in all our riders; hard work, dedication, and compassion, As a result, we have an amazing group of supportive riders and friends that encourage each other on and have a lot of fun in the process! We actively attend local dressage and hunter/jumper shows, northern CA 3 day events, and cross country schoolings, as well as clinics by top professionals in the sport such as; Geroge Morris, Phillip Dutton and Hawley Bennet. We are committed to progression for all levels, and you and your horse will get experience and preparation for upcoming shows!”
Alicia Swinton Eventing is based on the belief that my clients needs and goals are of the utmost importance along side of what’s BEST for the horse.
“I am committed to meeting the needs of my students in a positive, structured, and safe environment. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.”
Her unique training style will uplift you and encourage you to be the best you can be. She is known for her positive reinforcement and building a horse and rider up, not tearing them down….
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