Mari Naten Dressage Trainer

Dressage and hunt seat lessons offered on School horses or your own. 

Instruction given by gold USDF gold medalist Mari Naten.

  • Private lessons $60 (45 minutes) beginners plan on 1 1/2 hours to learn proper grooming, tacking up and safety techniques.

  • Semi private lessons (2 riders, 1 hour) $45 each

  • Small Children lessons (5-7 yrs) available for 1/2 hour sessions, $45. Balanced seat, correct position from the beginning.

About Mari:

My career began in Wisconsin at the age of 8 years, where my sister and I began a livery stables, gave kid lessons, bought horses at the local auction and sold.   My interest in horses took me from pleasure classes to race horse jockey.   I trained and raced horses (TB & Quarter horses) in Utah and Colorado then during my pre- veterinary science studies at Utah State University, I discovered dressage soon followed by 3 day Eventing where I competed to Preliminary Level.  I successfully developed many horses and riders through the Eventing levels and owned and operated a 60 horse full service facility before moving to California for the warm weather.  I have managed over 100 shows including approved dressage, jumper and Horse Trials.  I was the Mountain States Combined Training Association chapter chair for two years, held an open show judging card for English western halter and hunters, recipient of USDF Instructor Workshop Award and graduate of the Colorado State University Equine Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Program.

Currently, I own and operate Pacific Equestrian Center (PEC), with my husband Ron,  where our emphasis is on dressage and sport horse breeding.  We have prepared and handled many breed show horses and stallions for testing.  I have been the show manager and host of the Northern California Sporthorse Breeder’s Championships and have managed many three star dressage shows.   I have received the USDF bronze, silver and gold medals and continue with instruction and training of dressage horses.