Specializing in Hunter/Jumpers and Western Pleasure


  I have devoted my life to riding and training horses.  My passion began at the tender age of 5, and I have been riding for over 38 years.  My professional career started at California Lutheran Equestrian Center where I trained horses and riders.  I rode with  Rusty Stewart, and won many Championships in Equitation, Hunter and Jumpers and Medal Classes.  I was the Professor of the Equestrian classes for Cal Lutheran.  

My focus for my students is to teach them how to connect and communicate with their horses in a quiet relaxed atmosphere. My students range from beginners to advanced riders of all ages who want to improve their riding, or who want to get back into riding. 

Contact Mary Jo at (805) 501-2394

   I offer private or semi-private lessons in Hunter/ Jumpers, Western Pleasure, Trail Riding and Horsemanship from beginner to advanced for people of all ages who want to experience the love of riding at your own pace in a non-competitive relaxed location here at Castlerock Farms.