Del Dios Training Center

Del Dios Training Center

5.0 (8)
9 hires on
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

We have the Cadillac of horse breeds.  No bouncing!  These horses glide. Suitable for mature riders that may even have knee, back or hip issues.  Primarily an adult barn.  Family atmosphere.  Friendly horses that perform tricks and are trail and show horses

I enjoy creating a customized experience for each person. My goal is to produce confident and proficient riders. I have 50 years of teaching experience and a passion for students. 

I have personally achieved great success in the show ring with horses I have trained.  It is so satisfying to have amassed so many championships. 

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Vista, CA 92084
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8 Reviews


  • Tam Smith

    Jody Child’s is a wonderful teacher - kind, specific, encouraging and makes it fun! Would HIGHLY recommend Jody as instructor and her lesson horses are great as well!

  • Nicole Dore

    Jody is very knowledgeable. She has many horses to ride and learn on. I love taking lessons with her. Perfect match!

  • Robert Reihm

    A+ Experience. In all aspects. Very Professional. Champion Class Trainer.👍👌😊🙏

  • Amy McAdams

    Jody is wonderful! So patient and easy to work with. You can sense her love of horses from the moment you set foot on the stable grounds. All the horses are well cared for and obviously loved. Jody is welcoming and encouraging, while giving solid instruction! Everyone at the stable has been supportive, encouraging, and kind as well. I have always wanted to learn to ride, and Jody was willing to take on a middle aged novice! Training with Jody is a rewarding experience. I would recommend Del Dios to anyone!

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

Fully customized experience. I interview everyone to determine goals and/or dreams and then formulate a plan. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I grew up receiving instruction from many outstanding trainers.  This includes former olympians. 

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

The more lessons taken per month the lower the per lesson price. 

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked by my trainer to work with new beginner riders. I was 14 at the time. 

What types of students have you worked with?

i have  had 65 year olds that have never ridden become horse owners under my apprenticeship. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Champion of champions win with my stallion. 

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