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HCF Resident Trainer Rachel Saavedra August 2020

Did you miss the amazing and fun weekend of focused "mini clinic" dressage training with Rachel Saavedra at HCF?? Well, fret not! Rachel is available for lessons every week at HCF and returns with her focused mini clinic series in September. Her mini clinics emphasize the ring craft of dressage...rider biomechanics to enhance your skills for the aids...develop your horse to the highest expression of his/her practice of dressage...whether you enjoy classical, western or eventing dressage...other disciplines? - add dressage to enhance your performance as well as your equine partner...come join us! PM or text 505.310.1050 for dates and details

JEREMY STEINBERG Clinic Series Continues in 2020

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic Series at Hell Canyon Farm Has More Dates in 2020!

Jeremy returns to HCF in April, June, August, September, October, November 2020!  So many opportunities to ride with one of the U.S. top dressage teachers and coaches.  

DUE TO COVID-19 restrictions in the state of New Mexico, all Jeremy Steinberg clinics will be announced as state regulations allow.  Contact Maureen Mestas at 505.310.1050 or for dates and availability of rider reservations.  Your horse must have all current health certificate/Coggins and vaccines.  Masks, gloves and health distancing of 10' required.  Sorry, no auditors until state restriction are lifted.


Dec 20-22 2019

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic 

Hipico Santa Fe

100 S Polo Drive

Santa Fe, NM  

Auditor Info:

or text 505.310.1050

Dec 7 2019

INDOOR Dressage

Schooling Show

Hipico Santa Fe

100 S. Polo Drive

Santa Fe, NM 

Entry Forms & Info:

or text 505.310.1050

Spring 2019

Rachel Saavedra Dressage

dates TBA

4-5 May

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic - Hipico Santa Fe

100 S. Polo Drive, Santa Fe NM 87507

22-23 June

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic - Hipico Santa Fe

100 S. Polo Drive, Santa Fe NM 87507

Summer 2019

Rachel Saavedra Dressage Clinic

dates TBA

6-8 September

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic

Fall 2019

Rachel Saavedra Dressage dates TBA

EVENTS 2018 

12 October

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Mini Symposium

Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe

13-14 October

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic

Hipico Santa Fe

Rachel Saavedra Clinic

Summer 2018

Dates TBA

Rachel Saavedra Clinic

February 23-25


Rachel Saavedra Clinic

November 24-26

Rachel Saavedra Clinic

March 10-12


October 7-9

Rachel Saavedra Clinic

August 5-7

Rachel Saavedra Clinic

February 25

Schleese Saddle Fitting

& Demonstration


February 26-27

Sarah Dodge Clinic


December 19-20

Sarah Dodge Clinic

October 25-26

Sarah Dodge Clinic

September 24-25

Sarah Dodge Clinic

September 2

Schleese Saddlery Demo &

Saddle Event 9am-1pm

August 25-26

Sarah Dodge Clinic

July 18

2015 Trainer Challenge to benefit The Horse Shelter, Santa Fe. Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds 10am

July 8-9

Sarah Dodge Clinic

June 2-3

Sarah Dodge Clinic

April 28-29

Lauren Ogden Clinic

March 10-11

Lauren Ogden Clinic

February 1 & 8--9

Lauren Ogden Clinic

January 10-11

Lauren Ogden Clinic


January 17

HCF Tack Swap & Open House 2-5 PM

Spring 2015 (Date TBA)

Christine Traurig Clinic

Fall 2015 (Date TBA)

Christine Traurig Clinic


Lessons by appointment call 505.310.1050

Want to ride in a clinic or attend as an auditor?

Call Maureen at 505.310.1050 or email

HCF News

Winter 2019

20-22 December 2019

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic

Hipico Santa Fe, 100 S Polo Drive

Rider Schedule

Friday 20 December

930 am Emily Keene

1020 am Maureen Mestas

1110 am Gilly Slater

1200 LUNCH

1200-115pm – Arena Closed to Grooming

130pm Jenny Croom

220pm Rachel Saavedra

310pm Caroline Green

400pm Arena Open to Schooling

Saturday 21 December

800am Emily Keene

850am Jill Griffin

940am Kathrin Hain

1030am BREAK

1040am Taminy Marshall

1130am Gilly Slater

1220pm LUNCH

100pm Kathrin Hain

150pm Jenny Croom

240pm Kathrin Hain

330pm BREAK

340pm Jeanie Olson

430pm Cindy Holloway

Sunday 22 December

800am Emily Keene

850am Jill Griffin

940am Kathrin Hain

1030am BREAK

1040am Jenny Croom

1130am Kathrin Hain

1220pm LUNCH

100pm Kathrin Hain

150pm Gilly Slater

240pm Taminy Marshall

330pm BREAK

340pm Jeanie Olson

430pm Cindy Holloway 


22-23 June 2019

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic

Rider Schedule

Hipico Santa Fe, 100 S Polo Drive

Emily Keene Willy 730am

Tim Forster Riviera 820am

Sparrow Campbell Camilla 920am

BREAK 1000am

Meg Osman Dooley 1010am

Leslie Apfel Ferollo 1100am

LUNCH 1150am

Kathrin Hain Accentia 1220pm

Dhyanna Severson Incredible 110pm

Kathrin Hain UN Amour 200pm

BREAK 250pm

Cathy Soller Bentley 300pm

Maureen Mestas Apollo 350pm

BREAK 440pm

Gilly Slater Tulip 450pm

4-5 May 2019

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic Rider Schedule

Hipico Santa Fe

100 S. Polo Drive, Santa Fe

Saturday & Sunday 4-5 May

730am Emily Keene

820am Lena Perger

910am Julie Wilkowski

1000 am BREAK

1010am Cecilia Cox

1100am Jennifer Achilles

1150am - 1220pm LUNCH

1220pm Lena Perger

110pm Leslie Apfel

200pm Cathy Soller

250pm BREAK

300pm Kathrin Hain

350pm Meg Osman

440pm Jill Griffin

13-14 October 2018

Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Clinic Rider Schedule

Hipico Santa Fe

100 S. Polo Drive, Santa Fe

Saturday 13 Oct

800am Emily Keene

850am Taylor Karriker

940am Break

955am Cathy Soller

1045am Kim Wickens

1135am Michele Murphy

1225pm 115pm Lunch

115pm Cecilia Cox

205pm Lena Perger

255pm Break

310pm Kathrin Hain

400pm Tim Forster

430pm Lena Perger

520pm Available if needed

Sunday 14 Oct

740am Lena Perger

830am Emily Keene

920am Kathrin Hain

1010am Break

1020am Cathy Soller

1130am Kim Wickens

1220pm Michele Murphy

110pm Lunch Break

130pm Cecilia Cox

220pm Lena Perger

310pm Taylor Karriker

400pm Tim Forster

February 2018 - Rachel Saavedra's clinic was a huge success for riders and auditors! Comments from attendees include,"Rachel's expertise covers the full breadth and depth of what I need to succeed with my horses" " horse and I get better every time I ride with Rachel!..." "one of the best clinics I have ever audited..."

Rachel Saavedra is a Grand Prix trainer and instructor based in Livermore, California. She has been on the USDF instructor certification faculty for more than 18 years, teaching workshops for trainers around the country. She is a popular national and international clinician for amateurs and professionals alike.

May 2017 - Affirmed Silence (Alvi), our 2011 Thoroughbred gelding, had a great clinic with Beth Baumert at Hipico. Beth is an outstanding clinician, author and respected expert in correct foundations in dressage. It was a blast, Beth! Thank you SFDA, NMDA, TDF, Hipico Santa Fe, everyone who made this clinic possible!

June 2016 - HCF is very excited to host the Rachel Saavedra Dressage Clinic 5-7 August 2016. Rachel is a high performance Grand Prix competitor, trainer, and instructor. She is a USDF Senior Faculty Member for the Instructor/Trainer Certification Program, and has been giving USDF workshops around the US for over 15 years. She has mentored many of the Bay Area's top dressage trainers as well as successful amateurs from training level to Grand Prix. She has taught the CDS Amateur Clinic series multiple times, and offers clinics as her schedule allows. She is often thought of as a professional's trainer, but she has always worked with eager amateurs. She is a thinking rider's instructor who builds long term relationships with her students and horses in training. At home at Greenville Equestrian Center, Rachel teaches FEI competitors as well as riders who just want to ride athletically and harmoniously for their own and their horses' pleasure. She works closely with owners and horses to develop the horse's full potential and to ensure full engagement and pleasure in the process for all involved. email or call/text 505.310.1050 for rider and auditor reservations.

May 2016 - London HCF, 3 yr old HAN mare by Beste Gold/Belucci out of Elite Premium HAN mare, Folie A Deux. London was at her first hunter/jumper show with trainer Chenoa McElvain guiding her over .80M courses. London did great. She was calm, focused and went right to the fences. Awesome job, Chenoa!!

April 2016 - We received news that our horseman colleague and all-around amazing man, Loal Tucker, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Loal and his wonderful fiancé, Wendy, will have a very long journey to recovery. Loal is a well-respected, top-rated horse trainer who donates his time to many worthy causes, such as The Horse Shelter's annual Trainer Challenge. If you could find in your hearts to go to type in Loal Tucker, read about all of this to see how you can help and donate that would be greatly appreciated. We all have a health care/insurance story to tell these days. We would like to assist in relieving some of the extra (and unnecessary) stress of the financial impact this illness is having on Loal and his family. We want him to have all his energy and focus for healing - get well soon, friend!


October 2015 - Everyone enjoyed the clinic with Sarah in beautiful fall weather. Even Brian and Cat got in on a great lesson with Sarah! Sarah returns in December...stay tuned for dates!

September 2015 - Stunning Polish Arab For Sale! What a great guy - a 1999 gentleman with talent and an excellent attitude. He is a natural dressage star, loves to trail ride and field hunt, and jumps 2'6" effortlessly. More information on our Sale Horse PAGE. In recent clinics with both Sarah Dodge and Dolly Hannon, both said this is a very talented, rideable horse who can move up the levels! $7,500

August 2015 - Orion (formerly Orbach) is making great progress. Since arriving in February from the Horse Shelter, he has proven to be a solid, willing dressage partner. And he is quite the barn clown!

July 2015 - The Horse Shelter 2015 Trainer Challenge is fast approaching and our adoption horse, Giambi, is getting ready. Come see this handsome, smart 3 yr old pinto gelding show his stuff on 18 July at 10am at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds

April 2015 -Florisena (Floriscount/Wertherson) has arrived! The beautiful filly came into the world on 23 April, and 2 hours after being born, got up and gave her first amazing trot steps across the paddock! This stunning chestnut girl has all the brilliance of her outstanding German sire, Floriscount and the elegance of her dam, Folie a Deux. We can't wait to see how she develops!

March 2015 - Brian is bitten by the field hunt BUG! Brian and Orion discovered the Caza Ladron Hunt Club in Santa Fe through the kind invitation of our friend, Debra Hagey, to join a Saturday morning (no-kill) hunt at Buckman. Well, the rest is history. The season is over until next fall and Brian is looking for his full-time hunt/trail riding equine partner. Orion returns to the dressage ring to continue his amazing progress as a very talented lower level horse. He is just six years old and has a great future ahead in dressage!

February 2015 - A belated HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! Hard to believe that March is almost upon us. Everyone at HCF is getting ready for the upcoming show season starting with schooling shows next month. We are pleased to welcome Orbach (now named Orion) a wonderful 6 year old, 17h TB from the Santa Fe Horse Shelter to his new forever home at HCF. He will be Maureen's schooling and trail companion. He is a gentle giant who settled in immediately to the bustle of the barn. He is working in dressage exercises and some in-hand work. The Santa Fe Horse Shelter is a wonderful non-profit organization that provides shelter and care for adoptable horses. Mike and Michele and their amazing staff and volunteers give surrendered, abandoned and at-risk equines an exceptional home to recover, heal and eventually be adopted. Check out their website at

December 2014 - We wish everyone a peaceful and safe HOLIDAY SEASON. Best wishes to all for 2015!!

November 2014 - Horses and riders at HCF enjoyed another great clinic with Grand Prix rider, Lauren Ogden. Under a warm Autumn sun, Lauren worked with all dressage levels. It was amazing to see the horses and riders transform and improve with her instruction and insight. Lauren will return in December on Saturday the 13th from 12:30 pm to 5pm and on Sunday the 14th from 9 am to noon. Riders and horses accepted at all levels. Auditors are welcome. Call 505.310.1050 to reserve a ride time or an audit seat.

October 2014 - Dr. Linda Schneider is now certified in equine chiropractic treatment and accepting appointments in the Santa Fe area. For 13 years, she has provided diagnosis and care for pain, discomfort and degenerative conditions. She now brings her extensive experience to our horse partners. You can reach Dr. Schneider at 505-690-6161

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