Horse trainer and riding instructor Chris CervantesChris Cervantes

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Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, Aug 2007, Waverly, WV

  • Riding Masters Certification Level IV
  • Teaching Certification Level II
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.00

West Virginia University Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV

  • Technical Studies RBA/Meredith Manor
  • Presently attending

United States Hunter Jumper Association

  • USHJA Certified Trainer

Academic Honors

  • Meredith Manor; High Honors for Scoring in top 10% of graduating class
  • Multiple Presidents’ List and Honor Roll Awards at Meredith Manor
  • West Virginia University Parkersburg; Multiple Dean’s List Awards

Riding Masters VI Graduate, Meredith ManorCertifications

  • United States Hunter/Jumper Association Certified Trainer
  • Riding Masters Certification Level IV
  • Teaching Certification Level II

Work Experience

Far West Farms, Trainer (March 2010-Present) Calabasas, CA

  • Maintain show quality horses in full training
  • Teach beginner through advanced riders in our school program
  • Keep school horses maintained in all aspects, overlook care/ work schedules
  • Take students to shows, schooling students and horses
  • Office duties including but not limited to booking lessons, daily schedules

Traditional Equitation School, Assistant Barn Manager and Instructor Burbank, CA (December 2007-February 2010)

  • Overlook daily care for over twenty five school horses
  • Keep inventory of first aid supplies, tack, arrange repairs etc.
  • Teaching children and adults lessons all levels in basic dressage and jumping
  • Have boarder’s horses in full training

Equestrian Centers International, Apprenticeship (Oct 2007-Dec 2007) Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Rode client and top show horses for in both daily training rides as well as at shows
  • Taught junior clients
  • Basic office duties

Stanleyville Stable, Assistant Trainer (July 2005-July 2006) Marietta, OH

  • Trained and conditioned horses for shows in dressage and hunter/jumper
  • Taught lessons to all levels of riders, oversaw care of over 20 horses in the barn

Show Experience

  • USHJA Circuit competed for 10 years
  • California Dressage Society Rated
  • Competed in numerous “A” Hunter/Jumper shows
  • Marietta Show Series Jumper divisions
  • Meredith Manor Hunter/Jumper/Dressage competitions

Extensive Training and Knowledge

  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
  • Basic Farrier Skills
  • Horse Health
  • Specialized Breeding
  • Starting 3- and 4-year-old horses on flat and over fences

Special Skills

  • Published freelance journalist
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Access Database, Excel
  • Meredith Manor Level 2 Teaching Certification
  • Excellent leadership skills