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  • RIATA ~ Jill Slater
    RIATA was born in 2014 as a favor to a trainer, who asked Jill to “decorate some hats for her riders.” As a former flower shop owner and floral designer, this came naturally.  The large hats attracted lots of attention, before long vendors and other competitors wanted one, heck they wanted more than one.  A business was formed and now the RIATA Design hats are among the favorite headdress for sun protection. When Jill Slater designs, she keeps specific types of people in mind. Her motto, “BE YOU,” has always been her go to inspiration. What’s your favorite color, do you like bling a...
  • Cooper Equestrian ~ Erika Cooper
    Erika Cooper is the resident Hunter/Jumper trainer at Templeton Farms Equestrian located in Templeton California. Erika grew up in the beautiful horse country of Hunterdon County, NJ. At the age of eight she discovered the bond shared between horse and rider which has developed into a lifelong passion. After some years of taking lessons and lots of stall cleaning she finally saved enough money to fulfill her girlhood dream of owning her very own horse. Auslander, was an off the track Thoroughbred with whom she would begin the journey of riding and training horses. Together the pair would compete throughout...
  • B. Wise Sport Horses
    B. Wise Sport Horses B. Wise Sport Horses is a family owned and operated business located in Atascadero Ca. They specialize in breeding Warmbloods, Quarter Horses and Warmblood Ponies for the show ring. The breeding operation began in 2008 with two Thoroughbred mares which were bred to the Hannovarian stallion Grannius II and later purchased a Westphalian mare who was also bred to Grannius II. One of the offspring from that cross is now successfully competing in the Hunter/Jumper ring and the other is in training for dressage. There are several mares of various breeds that are part of the broodmare...
  • Keith Somerville Horseshoeing
       Keith is a long time resident of the Central Coast and a 1976 graduate of the Cal Poly Horseshoeing Program.  He has worked for ranchers, breeders, show and backyard horse owners. He has a lifetime of experience shoeing a variety of breeds used for a variety of disciplines. These breeds include Quarter Horses, Arabians, Warmbloods, Friesians, Gypsy Vanners, Welsh Cobs, Dutch Harness Horses, and Andalusians. Keith is a bi-coastal farrier. He has a long time client base both on the West and East coast and is the farrier to some of the nations top horses including Grandview Farms’ Elis...