Chestnut Hills Equestrian Center
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About Us

   Shayne Berridge Wireman
is the owner and head trainer of Chestnut Hills. She purchased the property in 1988 at the tender age of 20, and has successfully built a top lesson program and a winning show barn.

    Shayne has trained a steady stream of champions at both the county and "A" circuit shows. 
She has been President of the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association (GSDHJA) for the past several years, and was instrumental in creating the GSDHJA Championship Show, which is held annually at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.   She was actively involved in creating a San Diego Scholastic Equestrain League.   
    After the
birth of her daughter in 2004, she began focusing on the county show circuit in order to reduce traveling to shows.  She still keeps several"A" circuit shows on the calendar for those looking for greater challenges.

    Shayne has been GSDHJA Champion or Reserve Trainer of the Year for the past several years. She believes in good quality training at a reasonable price, with an emphasis on safety and fun. Shayne loves to take all of the horses and kids camping and trail riding every summer.

    Shayne enjoys finding wonderful warmblood horses in Europe
to keep her clients competitive at the shows without spending a fortune. She also has a passion for course design , and she practices her craft with fun and challenging courses at home.
    Her positive teaching style and experience bring out the best in her students, allowing them to achieve their goals while having fun. Creating a fun and safe environment where clients are considered family is Shayne's specialty!

    Sally Haddon is the beginner instructor extraordinaire! She loves the little ones and has a great deal of fun teaching them as they learn how to ride. She rode and showed western as a child and then became involved in hunter/jumpers when her two boys decided to jump ponies as well as dirt bikes. Her boys grew up at Chestnut Hills, and she began teaching to offset their expenses, and she loves it so much, she won't give it up. She also helps manage the daily projects and upkeep around the barn and she runs the summer camps each year.

 Ally Meeks
is our Assistant Trainer, and she does most of the riding and enjoys bringing young horses along, as well as tuning up the veterans. She also enjoys teaching and traveling to shows.

    Armando Castro
is our Head Groom, and the man we all could not live without!
    He takes excellent care of our horses and the facilities.
    He has been with us for many years, and he is a special part of our family.


 Here at Chestnut Hills we have numerous amenities that make our facilities a home for you and your horse.

We have...

- Staff that is always there to help you if you have any questions.

- One large lighted jumping arena with excellent sand footing, as well as a smaller arena  with sand footing used for lessons and turnouts. Both of these arenas get dragged and watered each morning. There is also a round pen.

- Two tack rooms that are locked at night and one with permanent restroom facilities.

- There are several individual tack sheds available.

- A washer and a freezer full of cool pops to refresh you when it gets really hot!

- A nine stall breeze way barn, A five stall barn with 16'x16' stalls with runs, 2 quarantine stalls, 24'x24' pipe corrals, 12'x24' pipe corrals and two pastures.

- We have numerous cross ties, 4 wash racks, and a tack cleaning station.

- There are covered tables and chairs with a great view of both of the arenas for parents and friends to watch their children during lessons.

- There is also a covered play area with a sand box and toys to keep the little ones busy.
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