Portola Valley Training Center

Northern California's Premier Horse Facility in the Heart of Silicon Valley

Listed below in Alphabetical Order are the Trainers and Programs

currently available at Portola Valley Training Center.



Avalon Hunter Jumpers


Portola Farms Barn Phone: (650) 529-1750




Avalon is one of the premier hunter-jumper barns in Northern California. Jeannie, Liz and their team offer their clients a training program designed to create confident and accomplished riders as well as happy, healthy horses. We're centrally located at Portola Farms, easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay area.



Charlebois Farm

Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Training & Sales: Barn 1.



Charlebois Farm provides exceptional training for both horse and rider in a safe and professional environment. Owner/Trainer, John Charlebois graduated from Morven Park International Equestrian Institute in Virginia and taught riding at St. Lawrence University in New York. He also managed the North American World Cup team that competed  in Sweden, was the former President of the Northern California Professional Horsemen's Association, a former board member of the International Jumper Futurity and is a big "R" Registered Judge with the (USEF). Our riders and horses compete regularly and are very successful at regional and national "A" rated Hunter/Jumper shows. We offer personalized and targeted training programs from novice rider to the most advanced levels. Each horse has daily turn-out and schooling as needed for maximum health, training advancement and athletic performance. We are a full service barn and the personal care and attention we give every horse and rider is what makes Charlebois Farm a truly unique stable.


Harley Brown Equestrian


Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation. Barn 14




Harley Brown Equestrian offers specific, individualized attention for each horse and rider. From short-stirrup, all the way through to International Grand Prix, the team at HBE work together to produce exceptional results for their clients, helping them reach new levels of success. With a current resume of national and international Grand Prix wins,  Harley and his team possess the relevant experience to help you reach your highest goals.  Specializing in A circuit jumpers, hunters and equitation.



McIntosh Stables


Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Training & Sales; Barn 3.

To Contact Toni & Colin: 650-926-9464


With their extensive background in all things equestrian at the highest levels--including the Olympic Games —Colin and Toni McIntosh create personalized riding programs for all levels of riders. Their program covers the full spectrum from  full training of privately-owned horses to weekly lessons on barn-owned horses. Show quality horses are always available for sale or for part-ownership programs to help riders achieve their goals.  "Success Comes From Effort Over Time."



Millennium Farm


Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Training & Sales; Barn 17 & 18.

Jill Hamilton & Nancy Thomas




Millennium Farm caters to riders of all ages and levels with the common thread being a commitment to pursuing riding at a competitive level. Jill Hamilton and Nancy Thomas established Millennium Farm in 1996 out of a shared desire to provide expert training and care for show horses while providing personalized attention and customized programs for ambitious riders.


Stone Habor llc


Barn 15

(310) 617-3129



Where horsemanship meets sportsmanship....

Maja Lindemann was born and raised in Southern California. She started riding in Sweden at the age of 5. She grew up riding with Far West Farms, the Karazissis family. As a junior she competed in Pony Finals 3 times, junior hunters and children's jumpers. She taught all through high school in Far West's lesson program. In 2000 she moved north to attend UCDavis where she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science specializing in Equine studies. While in college she competed for the equestrian team making it to Regional and Zone competitions. She served as Vice President and President of the team and eventually went on to coach the team. After graduating in 2005 Maja turned professional. Since turning professional she has competed up to the Grand Prix level of showjumping as well as competing in hunter derbies and everything in between. She loves to teach every level from beginners up through the ranks. Her calm, positive demeanor while teaching makes her a match for all types of students.




Peninsula Equine: On-Site Veterinarians


Veterinary Clinic with Full Surgical Facilities; Bldgs 11-13.

Call 650-854-3162.


PVTC Main Office

Right of Barn 1: Call 650-854-4880


Portola Valley Training Center 100 Ansel Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94028

(650) 854-4880