Testimonials

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    Ali is a great rider and trainer. She has been a tremendous help in my riding career, always seeking to make each individual horse and rider the best they can be. I am always learning new things and ways to make my horses perform better!

    Gina Groth, 3 horses in training, customer since 2007,

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    Ali and her team are patient and very professional. I brought her a green horse and she did a beautiful job bringing him along. I feel so lucky to have worked with her. Plus, she has a fabulous sense of humor

    Sharon Bradfod, 1 horse in training, customer since 2014,

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    My involvement with the hunter/jumper world spans over forty years. I have been a client of Ali’s since she established Leopold Farms in 2007 and believe she is one of the top young professionals in Southern California. Ali excels at finding and perfectly matching horses for amateur and junior riders as well as finding talented young horses to develop. Her high standards are reflected throughout the Leopold Farms’ operations—from horse care to training and instruction, to polished show ring performances. Ali brings integrity, humor, persistence and creativity in working with horses and clients. Importantly, she has the ability to help clients gain confidence to rise to new challenges. It is a pleasure to be a part of Leopold Farms.

    Phyllis Thomas, 4 horses in training, customer since 2007,

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    I have been working with Ali for about three years and during that time I have not only had a great time but I am already seeing a huge amount of improvement. Ali gives me one-on-one training and always has constructive feedback. I love that she rides my horse so that she gets to know his habits, and she’s always committed and organized.
    Thank you for making me into a more confident rider!

    Emma Salvo, 2 horses in training, customer since 2014.,

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    I went to Ali after not riding for years, and she got me on back in the saddle with the best, most instructive riding lessons I'd ever had. More than that, though, she has a genuine interest in the health, fitness, and happiness of the horses in her care. I've never seen a barn of horses more diligently cared for. She works hard for a horse's long-term development, whether that means challenging them when they get bored or being patient enough for baby steps when that's what's needed. She is scrupulous in her honesty about what works for a particular rider and/or horse, and I've witnessed her advise me and others in ways that were direct hits to her own pocketbook if she thought it was the right decision. Ali is a trainer who never takes the short route to cash, always betting on integrity. She also brings energy and fun to a sport that can use a dose of humor!

    Jenny DeikerRestivo, 1 horse in training, customer since 2009,