Instructors & Trainers

 

Renette Haugh Rambeau

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Renette has been an instructor at Moss Beach Ranch since 2001, teaching adults and children as young as five. CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) certified, Renette teaches Western and English with a focus on Horsemanship and English riding—including dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country. 
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. In addition to teaching, Renette trains horses in the discipline of eventing. 

 

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Dru Nagel

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Dru joined the training staff at Moss Beach ranch in January of 2018 when she relocated from Wellington, Florida to the Bay area. Primarily a jumper trainer, she also has a diverse professional background which includes training thoroughbred race horses, rehab and conditioning of sport horses, polo, and serving as an executive board member for several horse related nonprofit organizations as well as horse show and farm management. 

As a junior; Dru, originally from Northeastern Ohio, rode the jumper and equitation circuit in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York while training with the late Ted minor. As a young adult, she lived in Maine and rode Jumpers,Saddle Seat Morgan's, and trained with Olympic Dressage rider, Michael Poulin, every chance she got at his facility in Wiscasset ME.

Dru then took a brief hiatus from horses, returned to Ohio, and completed her education with a degree in business management and accounting. After several corporate jobs she relocated to Key West in 1985 and worked for Jimmy Buffett as Comptroller and General Manager of the original Margaritaville Store and related businesses. Life was great, but she started to miss the horses and teaching, so she moved to the Horse Show and Polo capital of the US, Wellington, FL and resumed her horse career. There she owned and operated her own show barn and ridingschoolandfurtherdevelopedherpassionforshowjumpingbytrainingwithtopGtandPrix jumper riders. However. teaching is what she enjoys the most;so even while working in other are,as such as training race horses, she managed to always keep a couple ofstudents.

At Moss Beach Ranch she gets to teach full time. Whether you are a child or an adult, serious about showing, or are just a pleasure rider, she will enjoy working with you. 

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Julia Spiker

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Julia Spiker has been riding/around horses since she was 3 years old. She started teaching at Moss Beach Ranch July of 2018. She has been a part of the MBR community since 2004; attending/running the MBR Horse Camp, taking lessons, and boarding her family's horses over the years. She teaches dressage-style riding, and the basics of jumping.

Julia was a member of the United States Pony Club, a national equestrian organization for young riders that teaches them how to ride various disciplines, as well as an extensive knowledge of horses. She has competed in dressage, show jumping, eventing, and went to two championships for a Pony Club event called Quiz; this is where competitors are tested on their knowledge of everything horse related. 

Julia is a college student, currently enrolled as a Psychology Major at San Francisco State University. She plans to use her degree to work as an equine therapist, as she knows the theraputic power horses have on children and adults.

Jessica Kipp

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Beginning her own riding journey at Moss Beach Ranch over 20 years ago, Jessica has come full circle and returned to the Ranch as a riding instructor and trainer.

With an early start in Western trail riding and 3-day eventing, Jessica has spent the last 14 years dedicated to dressage, showing in 3-star competitions throughout northern and central California. She's just two qualifying scores from earning her USDF Bronze medal.

In contrast, in 2014 Jessica competed in the Mongol Derby, a 620 mile race across Outer Mongolia on native Mongolian racehorses, which she trained for on the Ranch's miles of surrounding trails.

Jessica teaches riding lessons to ages 6 and up, beginner through advanced, English (and English converts!) She's also available for part-time training programs for horse and rider. All her instruction focuses on communicative and confident riding from correct basic principles, with an emphasis on integrated horsemanship.