Instructors & Trainers
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, Jeanette'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
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.
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.