El Sueño Equestrian Center, Somis, CA
Submitted by Cindy Buechler, Boarder
Our barn came to be in 2006, as the result of a lifelong dream of Gina Atten-Thomas. She wanted to open a premier training facility in our area of Southern California. Currently El Sueño is home to several all-star trainers, including Debbie Rosen of Wild Ride Events, Lisa Westin of Thunderstruck Farm, Shauna Pennell of Silver Crest Stables and Lehua Custer of Lehua Custer Dressage.
Gina, with the help of John Duran and his wife, Suzi Kuykendall, have taken El Sueño to a level we all are thrilled to be a part of. We are lucky enough to have an all-purpose facility with a covered arena, and outdoor dressage court, 2 jumping arenas and a derby field to meet all our needs.
Currently El Sueño is home to at least 8 USEF rated dressage shows and a hunter-jumper series. El Sueño was the premier facility for the origin of Linda Allen’s new Benchmark Program. In 2010, El Sueño became center stage for the DASC Championship Dressage Show for all of Southern California, and was such a success we are repeating it again this year!
The staff and owners at El Sueño Equestrian Center have created a peaceful refuge for our pursuit of the sport of kings, in a state of the art facility, tucked quietly among the lemon, avocado, and orange groves that Ventura County is so famous for.
Visit us at: http://www.elsuenoequestriancenter.com/