Raymond Texel  
Raymond Texel
Raymond Texel

Ray Texel’s success in the arena started at a young age. At 14 Ray won the 1987 AHSA Pony Equitation Finals and in1989 became one of a select few to win the nation’s two most prestigious equitation national championships, the AHSA Medal Final and the ASPCA Maclay Finals. He was one of the youngest riders, second only to George Morris, to win both national junior championships. As a result of his success he was named ASHA’s junior equestrian of the year for 1990.

Following his success as a Junior Ray worked as the Assistant Trainer to George Morris for five years, at 17 Ray was named to the USET competing Internationally in 1991. Ray has held various positions as Head Trainer / Rider where responsibilities included the development of large strings of riders and horses on an International level and for Olympic games. Ray has distinguished himself with a number of prestigious Domestic and International wins on mounts such as Fleur, Kismit, Pershing and Lexicon to name a few.

A sought-after coach and trainer, Ray offers his intricate knowledge of the sport in various volunteer capacities including his role as Chair of the Selection Committee for the 2004 Olympic Show Jumping Team, Selector for the 2010 World Championship US Equestrian Team and various committee roles with the former ASHA and current USEF.

Ray has chosen Northern California as the ideal location to set roots, raise his children and train horses and riders for International competition.

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Ray on horse
Ray on Fleur
Ray pictured here with close friend Meredith Michaels Beerbaum at 2012 Olympic Trials
Ray with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, 2012 Olympic Trials
Priscilla Trees  
Priscilla Ryan
Priscilla Trees

Priscilla’s love of horses began at an early age.  She was fortunate to begin her formal training with Jane Shaw who instilled in her an appreciation for the traditions of the sport.   As a child, learning to properly care for the horses and ponies she rode was as important to Priscilla and Jane as were her results in the arena. In addition to her time at Jane’s barn each summer was spent riding in Holland. These early experiences developed invaluable horsemanship skills and discipline.

At the age of 12 Priscilla moved to Rob Gage Stables as a full time working student. Although she did not own a horse Priscilla consistently qualified for year end Medal Finals, an impressive accomplishment. She also rode for Francie Steinwedell and Dick Carvin who helped further her development.

Priscilla ended her Junior career as the Reserve Champion for the ASPCA Maclay Regional’s and finished in the top three in the CPHA, LAHSA, WCE, and PHA West Medal Finals.

Priscilla graduated from UC Davis, where she focused on pre-vet courses and graduated with a degree in Equine Science and reproduction. As an amateur she won the Norcal Medal Finals and was the Year-End Champion in the 18-35 Adult Amateur Equitation divisions.

Since becoming a professional Priscilla has been fortunate to work for Keri Kampson, Jan Pearce and Cindy Brooks and has enjoyed working with a number of competitive Hunters. While working at Northern Run Priscilla won numerous USEF Horse of the year awards in the open hunter divisions, as well as Hunter Derby’s. Over the past few years Priscilla has developed a network of contacts in Europe and enjoys the process of finding and developing prospects. In addition to her training program at Alder Lane Farm in Sonoma County, Priscilla will maintain her close partnership with Cindy Brooks at Northern Run.


Priscilla Trees