5.0 (1)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

My name is Grace Walker and I am a passionate equestrian originating from Southern California, USA. I have had an appreciation and love for horses as well as for the abilities one can achieve while riding ever since I can remember. I did not come from a family with a horse background, so I began my journey in my local Pony Club as well as on the sandy trails along the Santa Margarita River.

In my journey to reach where I am today, I have had many learning opportunities such as owning and working with a very diverse pool of mounts. I have been riding consistently since the age of seven, taking weekly private lessons as well as exercising my own horses each day.  Most of my journey has focused on the disciplines of Eventing and Show Jumping, however, when attending Houghton College located in West New York, I deepened my understanding and love for Dressage. Although I continue to jump and further my knowledge in Eventing and Show Jumping, I strive each day to achieve excellence in the discipline of Dressage as I have found it to be a true passion of mine. 

In the recent past, I have worked and trained under Susan Barisone Gilson at SBG Dressage in the Rochester Area, as well as trained and competed with my horse Cadenza's Flemming. Currently, I work at Arroyo Del Mar in San Diego, riding for Dawn White O’Connor and also serving as the Arroyo Del Mar Barn Manager.

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San Diego, CA 92130
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  • Jenny Jones

    Grace is the best teacher I ever had!! She is observant and patient. She has a real gift for explaining things. It is almost if she is riding the horse with me! Very knowledgeable, and really has a great feel for the rider and the horse. I would highly recommend her at every level!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I speak with new students about their background and their horses background as well as their goals moving forward. I evaluate where they are under saddle and with their horse in general and we develop a plan moving forward that best fits our schedules and goals for the team.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • Fallbrook Pony Club

  • Sandia Creek Ranch Pony Club Riding Center

  • Linfield Christian High School Equestrian Team

    • Hunter Jumper and Show Jumpers

  • Houghton College

    • Bachelor of Science (2018) Business Administration

    • Bachelor of Science (2018) Major Recreation: Equestrian Performance Track

  • Bristol Hills Pony Club

  • SBG Dressage in Rochester, NY

  • Marie Medosi Dressage and Exclusive Dressage Imports located in Del Mar, CA

  • Dawn White O’Connor Dressage

  • Barn Manager at Arroyo Del Mar, home of Steffen and Shannon Peters

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  • Houghton College Equestrian Society President

  • Student Event Organizer of the Houghton College Equestrian Center

  • Pony Club Member (2004-Present)

  • Del Mar, CA World Of Horses Lead Exhibit Worker and Staff Member (2014-2016)

  • Houghton College Equestrian Camp Staff Member and Instructor

  • Lesson Instructor

  • Houghton College Equestrian Program Teacher Assistant

    • Dressage, Jumping Two, Mini-Prix Show Jumping, Horsemanship One, Eventing

  • Certified New York EMT

  • Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Equine Facility Manager

    • Level 3 EFM

  • Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Instructor

    • Level 4 English with Jumping

  • United States Pony Club 'A' (Dressage Specialty) Graduate

  • USDF Bronze Medal

  • Exclusive Dressage Imports located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

  • Assistant Trainer to Marie Medosi Dressage at Arroyo Del Mar, CA

  • Dawn White O’Connor Dressage

  • Social Media Specialist at EQSOL, an equine marketing company

  • Barn Manger at Arroyo Del Mar, CA

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

2019 RATES

Full Training $700 (5 coaching or riding sessions a week)
Coaching at shows: Included in full training
Lessons $50 on site / $65 off site

       -  Private Lesson (on average 45 minutes)

       -  Semi-Private (45-60 minutes)

       -  Group Lessons (pending situation) 

*Horses in full training are required to pay an addition $50 supply fee or provide their own supplies.

$0.75 per mile $50 minimum


Full Grooming and Care at Arroyo for the month: Regular- $500 / Premium- $650

Body Clipping $60
Horse show grooming per horse per day, to include: $60

                - Bathing, hand walking (15 min) 3x, stall cleaning 2x, feeding and water as requested, tack up and cool down
Braiding at shows (per horse) $25

Lessons offered