Juan Estrella - Head Trainer / Barn Manager

Juan Estrella has an innate talent for working with horses and riders. Born in Argentina, Juan began riding at 9 years-old alongside his father, a dressage rider and professional trainer. His intuitive understanding of horses, as well as his many years of international experience, guides his work as a trainer and as a teacher, and he’s comfortable offering instruction at every level. 

Juan has trained horses for Olympic team riders, as well as for prestigious breeders, and is especially good with young horses new to the sport. But no matter what the technical challenge, Juan is happiest when sharing his vast wealth of knowledge and fostering each rider’s independence. “I love to teach people to connect with their own horses,” he says. “That’s my goal every time I teach.”