A rider for over 30 years, Tricia Hamilton’s passion for the sport runs deep.
Her career began at the age of 8 with the Woodland Hills Pony Club, where she studied with Hilda Gurney and Brian Sabo. Through the United States Pony Club, she achieved a “B” rating and competed up to Preliminary Level eventing as well as 4th-level dressage. In 20xx, Tricia earned her Bronze USDF Medal in dressage, and she plans to finish her Silver Medal in 2017.
An advocate for continuing education, Tricia encourages her clients to attend clinics.
Tricia earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Northridge and worked for the Walt Disney Company in Human Resources for nine years. She understands the importance of communication and service, and believes her education and job experience offer a solid background for running a service-oriented equestrian business.
The mother of two teenage boys, Tricia recognizes the need of a work-life balance. She’s an active coach for the Crescenta Valley Mountain Bike Team, and enjoys riding her dirt bike and Bikram Yoga in her spare time. She is married to Eric Hamilton of Crescenta Valley Insurance, and together they enjoy many outdoor activities, including biking, camping and community service.
The goal of HEG is to strengthen the partnership between horse and rider through:
1. The understanding and application of classical dressage, for both horse and rider, to develop an understanding of the training pyramid.
2. Connection, balance, trust, partnership and confidence
3. Trail riding – cross-training is important for the mental and physical well-being of the horse and rider.
4. Gymnastics – trot poles and small jumps help develop a horse’s strength, balance and mind. It also gives them “another job.”
5. Continuing education by attending clinics and shows.
6. Positive attitude and communication.