California State University at Fullerton Equestrian Team:

The Equestrian Team of Cal State Fullerton is a social organization, providing CSUF students the opportunity to participate in equestrian activities. Members of the team achieve success and recognition in the show arena, actively participate in campus activities, and excel in the classroom. The team is part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), competing in Zone 8, Region 2. The objective of the IHSA competition is to offer the opportunity to riders in their first years of riding, as well as to students with extensive show experience, a chance to enjoy collegiate competition throughout their college years. All CSUF riders, of all levels, are encouraged to compete, although it is not required. The Equestrian Team of Cal State Fullerton was the first collegiate riding team in Orange County, CA and has been actively competing since 2005.


Connie Geisler


Coach, Connie Geisler, has been involved in vaulting for over 25 years. She took her daughter, Pam, to an event at the local barn and discovered vaulting. Within a year she was longeing for a tiny tot team of boys including her younger son, Kenny. Her children continued to vault and showed talent as rising stars. When their club closed, Connie found herself as the coach and longeur of a brand new club: Diamond Bar Country Vaulters. She has referred to herself as the coach/ longeur/ horse owner/ trainer/ manager/ groom/ mucker/chief cook and bottle washer. She goes out of her way to help other clubs and vaulters in need and drives many composite teams of all levels.


Hilary Merrill

California Centaurs Horseback Archery

The California Centaurs are a membership-based club that offers clinics, regular lessons, and practice facilities for horse archery.


Jamie Drizin

Jamie Drizin is the Owner of Brio Horsemanship in Oracle, Arizona. The Brio Horsemanship method seeks to create in the horse balance, lightness, sensitivity and self-carriage. Our Baroque method instills in the horse a confidence and the athleticism to do the work at hand correctly without fear or misunderstanding. He will be demonstrating the Garrocha Pole art as well as Classical Dressage.


Kelley White & Chad Lyman


EAC is one of many different types of equine-assisted work that help individuals work through circumstances that are hindering their growth. EAC allows individuals to take steps forward in these areas quicker than traditional methods. Horses do not judge individuals, and they have no agenda. They are large, powerful animals, but they are also prey animals, and trust with a horse must be earned; they are honest, mirror our body language and act accordingly. After each session with the horses, individuals are encouraged to transfer the lessons they’ve learned from the horses to their personal and professional lives.

EAC supports individuals in areas such as grief, relationships, boundaries, parenting skills, communication and trauma.


Mary Rose Anderson

Mary Rose takes pride in her ability to create a versatile horse and for the safety of her riders she's developed a strong coaching technique over the years designed to educated her students in each of their horses potential.


Mt. SAC College Equestrian Team

Mt. SAC's Equine Unit provides students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the horse industry. They offer a variety of classes and labs with hands on, real world experience with a variety of horses. Opportunities include riding, training, and showing. They also specialize in breeding quality American Quarter Horses.


Robin Bond

Robin has been training professionally since 1993. After spending 22 years in jumping, dressage and combined training, Robin set her sights on western events. Her experience now includes trail, reining, reined cowhorse, ranch horse versatility, and extreme cowboy racing.

Robin is currently focused on breeding and training an all around horse that can take his rider from an exacting ranch riding class, to a trail class at speed, and finish by working a cow in a sorting, penning, or ranch roping environment. It is important to take the horse’s natural physical strengths into consideration when working in any discipline, but what makes a good all around ranch horse, and a good EXCA horse, starts with a good temperament, a sturdy structure, and a willing mind.