Debbie Smith...

Riding Instructor

Debbie began horseback riding as an adult, and has been riding for over 17 years. She has enjoyed both dressage (to Second Level) and hunter/jumper (at local SAHJA shows as well as “A” shows) and has also spent time trail riding. Debbie offers lessons for beginning riders to show competitors and for all ages. We want our riders to be happy and confident on their horses, so we concentrate on teaching a balanced seat until the rider chooses his or her favorite discipline.

Our program is devoted to creating safe, well-rounded riders with a solid foundation in English riding, trail riding, jumping, and dressage. Good horsemanship is a must, and lessons are customized to each student's interests and abilities. Students are welcome and encouraged to engage in fun horsey activities together, such as group trail rides, clinics, and horse shows.

Lessons are $40 per hour, and newcomers are always welcome to come meet the horses and audit a lesson. We have some lease horses available. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, please call Debbie Smith at (916) 769-4519 or send her an email at

Molly Brock

Hunters, Jumpers, Training, Sales and Lessons

Ryan Oropeza Stables

Personalized Full Service Equestrian Program

Our full service equestrian program provides clients with a solid foundation for future success. We work with riders striving to improve their skills, whether they are competing at rated hunter jumper shows or just looking to achieve personal goals. We offer professional level of care that will help you and your equine athlete develop into a focused team with a strong partnership. In addition, we assist clients with equine purchases locally and internationally. Our personalized program and Willow Creek Horse Park’s equestrian environment is a combination of state of the art design, experienced management, personal service and good old fashioned horse sense.

The trainer at Willow Creek, Ryan Oropeza has over 23 years of experience in riding and coaching. Ryan Oropeza Stables is now accepting clients for training, lessons, and the 2011 show season. For more information please visit our website at You can also view more of our sale horses at . For more information, please contact us directly at or call (530) 867-1060).




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