Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome to CA, Austin Eventing!

Deer Creek Ranch in Malibu
Just a quick shout out to Lisa Bauman and her horse Arvo, who have moved from Texas to the beautiful Malibu mountains. Lisa is an eventing trainer and competitor, and the new resident trainer of the beautiful Deer Creek Ranch. You can check out her blog here. The facility is about 45 minutes from me, longer with a trailer, but I sure would love to go clinic there sometime!

Lisa and Arvo get brownie points in my book because they showcase the American Saddlebred as a successful sport-horse, and in fact I mentioned them in this post before I Facebook-friend-ed them, which was months before they announced their move to CA. Can't wait to meet them in person!

It's been a long while since I've discussed it, but I grew up riding ASBs doing saddleseat and I truly do believe that Saddlebreds are great horses who have a bad rap in sport-horse disciplines due to saddleseat training methods. They are smart, hardworking, and have plenty of *presence*.  I sure hope we will see them emerge in more numbers in sport horse disciplines in the near future.

Welcome and good luck to Lisa and Arvo as they hit the Area VI eventing scene!

And to all my readers dealing with storms and snow and ice...we don't have that here in Ventura County. Just sayin'. You're welcome to move here too!!


  1. Ooooh...I will check out her blog. Thx for the tip! I got married in Malibu and have a huge soft spot for the area. The facility looks amazing.

  2. This is so not fair! I live in Austin and JUST found Austin Eventing... right in time for her to move to CA! POUT!