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I am who I truly am  
              when I am in the saddle



Encinitas Riding Club owner Dana Denardi is a passionate equestrian. 

Her background encompasses more than 35 years of extensive equine experience.


In the Northern California community of Woodside, Ms. Denardi owned and operated a boarding facility, and was on the Board of Directors for Woodside Horse Park. A member of the Woodside Livestock Committee, she sponsored and participated in a variety of charity events, including the Menlo Charity Horse Show and Woodside's Day of the Horse. She is also involved in the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, and several horse rescues.

Dana has been a life-long competitor in horse sports. She has been a top competitor on the A Circuit in hunter jumpers. She showed Jumpers extensively for more than 20 years. She was third in the nation in 1.10 jumpers, AHA Region 2 Reserve Champion, and won multiple circuit championships at HITS in Thermal. More recently Dana has been riding western horses in sorting and team penning competitions across the country and was awarded novice champion.

Horses carry the wisdom of healing in their hearts, and offer it to anyone who possesses the humility to listen.

Dana’s future vision for ERC includes producing outstanding educational clinics and events where novice and experienced equestrians alike can come, perfect their skills and achieve their individual riding dreams. 


Dana also hopes to hold meaningful charity events and raise funds to benefit horses in need, and to connect with, support, and flourish with the wonderful horse community in Encinitas and the surrounding north San Diego communities. 


Dana deeply believes in the healing power of the horse, and has extensive experience with equine therapy.  She plans to explore opportunities to develop the facility to introduce the beauty and healing power of the equine spirit to those emotionally in need. 


And, just as importantly - Dana looks forward to creating and sponsoring interesting, meaningful events that offer reasons to get together for some fun.



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