Facility & Services

Training Services

venice2005 1Under the supervision of Head Trainer and Farm Manager Daniel Zilla, Lead Instructor Dawn Hogan, and an extensive professional staff of 9, Branscomb Farm offers excellent care and education for young horses and developing riders.

Through carefully tailored instruction by some of the top teaching professionals on the West Coast, talents of both horse and rider are cultivated together for a lifetime of mutual enjoyment and competitive success. Our speciality is of course the starting and training of young horses including breeding quality colts and youngsters destined for the Young Jumper Championship qualifying competitions, USDF Material or young horse classes, and the breed keurings, performance tests, and stallion licensing events.

  • Ground training and initial under saddle training/ starting of youngsters with foundation for both dressage and jumping (horses must be at least 3 years of age to be ridden)
  • Cost-friendly program for introducing four, five and six year olds to the show environment, developing confidence in the ring, and competing for year end young jumper awards.
  • Training/coaching riders in novice to advanced jumping and dressage with emphasis on training the young horse
  • Preparation of foals, young mares and stallions for keurings, inspections, stallion licensing and mare performance tests.

Please select the menu item "STAFF" at left to learn more about Daniel Zilla and the Branscomb Farm professional staff.