Jeanette Jacobi, Director of Training & Instruction
Jeanette Jacobi has been the Director of Instruction and Training at Moss Beach Ranch for more than a decade. As Director, Jeanette oversees all lessons, clinics, camps, and shows, and is responsible for the on-going health and well-being of our stable of nearly 30 lesson horses.
Jeanette is a CHA certified instructor and specializes in English-style riding and jumping with students ranging in age (eight to adult) and skill level (beginner through advanced). She has nearly 20 years experience teaching and training and, prior to joining Moss Beach Ranch, has directed riding programs for ranches in Woodside and Los Altos.
A graduate of UC Davis, Jeanette is an active member of the San Francisco Horsemen's Association. She is the founder of the Coastside Horse Show series, a multi-barn schooling show series for western and English riders and regularly organizes and leads camping/trail riding events each summer. Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, Jeannette's "horse addiction" started when she was just six years old and has only gotten stronger as an adult. Her vision for the Moss Beach Ranch program is to keep kids involved in healthy, out-door activities while promoting talent and rewarding commitment.
Renette Haugh Rambeau, Instructor/Trainer
A long-time rider, Renette's passion for horses started at age 12, when she took her first lesson. She has been hooked ever since.
Renette has been a riding instructor at Moss Beach Ranch since 2001, teaching adults and children as young as five. CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) certified, Renette teaches both Western and English riding styles with a focus on Horsemanship and English riding (including dressage, stadium jumping and cross country).
In addition to teaching, Renette trains horses in the discipline of eventing. She owns two horses at Moss Beach Ranch: Shannon, a rescue horse she is currently nursing back to health, and Demoona a mare she rides in rated shows.
Recently married, Renette began her riding career as a student of Jeanette Jacobi, director of instruction at Moss Beach Ranch.
Coleen Walsh, Instructor/Trainer
Coleen Walsh is a Western Riding Instruction and Training specialist at Moss Beach Ranch. She teaches riders of all ages and levels of experience and combines health and fitness into all her riding programs.
Literally since she could sit up, Coleen has been riding all kinds of horses and competing in different events: dressage, jumping, pole bending, team penning, sorting, and barrel racing. She was a member of the Cow Palace Cowgirls Drill Team for two years, and then began coaching a team of her own.
Coleen's life parallels her interests in being as active and engaged as possible in all that she does. In addition to her work at Moss Beach Ranch, Coleen owns and operates CW Studios, a fitness studio in Pacifica, where she teaches an average of ten exercise classes a week.
Coleen also has a significant interest in health, and is broadening her education so that she can continue to help others achieve their goals and live healthier lives. She is currently a full time university student working on a degree in Kinesiology.
Dawn Grover, Instructor
I feel so fortunate that I am able to combine my passion for horses and teaching in such a beautiful setting.
Possessed by a lifelong passion for horses Dawn began her teaching career over 20 years ago with the United States Pony; ten years ago she became the head instructor for the MVPC. Dawn has been the head instructor and director of the very popular Moss Beach Ranch Horse Camp for the last 5 years. Dawn also teaches private and group English lessons focusing on a basic balanced position and the overall care, maintenance and responsibility of horsemanship. She always seems to have a group of kids "helping out at the barn," as she strongly believes in mentoring and giving back to the community.
When Dawn is not teaching she can be found training her Oldenburg gelding "Waverly" in the upper levels of dressage. Dawn has competed extensively in dressage and qualified horses and competed in CDS and USDF championships. She is an USDF bronze medalist. Dawn is also a devoted mother slash groom attending A and B rated hunter/jumper shows helping Rachel and Austin pursue their passion.
Lisa Manoogian, Instructor
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