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About the Apprentice Program at Eastvale Equestrian:

A unique dressage apprenticeship program is offered at Eastvale Equestrian in Eastvale, CA. This is an all inclusive program that is designed to totally prepare the participants for a career as a professional dressage trainer. The participants will be ready to participate in the USDF Certification Program upon completion of this program.


This program is designed for the aspiring dressage professional. This is a live in or commuter position where the apprentice brings their own horse to train as a project. The daily work with this horse is supervised by Susan Hoffman Peacock and her staff to demonstrate a systematic and classical training program. This horse can be a schoolmaster, a project /young horse or a sale project that can be sold at the end of the program.


Apprentices watch and actively participate in the training of additional horses and students. Lesson planning is a unique part of Susan Peacock’s program. The skills to teach private lessons as well as group and semi-private lessons are demonstrated and taught. Teaching skills for lessons, clinics and coaching are specifically addressed.


Ranch management topics that are covered include feeds and feeding, daily barn chores and care of the horses in a professional show barn setting. Participants learn how to organize clinics from local to international headliners such as Conrad Schumacher and USDF events. Dealing with clients and the handling of veterinary and farrier appointments are also skills that are covered. Other daily lessons include barn management and business skills including ordering of feed/supplies and employee relations and time management are discussed thoroughly.


The apprentices are encouraged to participate in horse shows themselves as well as coach students at shows. When possible, the participants are encouraged to observe Susan Hoffman Peacock and other instructors teaching lessons as well as clinics.


The tuition includes housing, stabling and instruction. Full time (live in) and part time (no housing) positions are available. A typical program is 6-12 months. Longer programs can be available. There are time allotments for the apprentices who hold an additional part time job.


This is a proven system. Past participants have passed the USDF Certification, are operating their own businesses and/or are working as assistant trainers or professional riders.

Interested parties should inquire by contacting Susan Hoffman Peacock directly.

About the Apprentices:

Erin Blazick of Blazick Dressage

Erin Blazick manages a successful training barn in Northern California. She also
currently manages and organizes a variety of Horse Shows.

erin morris artist and dancer

Erin Morris is pursuing a career in Equine Art
as well as teaching dance in St. Louis.

greer barsness

Greer Barsness was lucky to spend time at Dalhem Farms in southern Sweden where she worked for Thomas Walker!
He is their dressage rider and is training the youngsters up as well as some of the more seasoned horses.
Greer rode, groomed, and learned about breeding. She has retuned to the Minneaspolis area and
Thomas Walker now has his own training stable in Nimpomo, California.

Sarah Yawata

Sarah Yawata spent a wonderful 2014/2015 with Susan Hoffman Peacock and Eastvale Equestrian.
She has successfully graduated and is off to more adventures!

Jamie volaski

Jamie Volaski is successfully training Dressage
horses and riders as well as being a Barn Manager in Texas.

contact information for Susan Hoffman at Dressage Peacock