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"A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes,
he looks at his horse with his heart."
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Pheasant Grove Sales - Gilien Pearson

Gilien Pearson has been operating Pheasant Grove sales for 18 years and has been training and selling horses for over 35 years. A native of England, Gilien trained with Cherry Hatton Hall at Moat Farm in Benenden. In 1975, Gilien relocated to the Bay Area and spent several years working as a hunter/jumper trainer. In 1984, Gilien established Swynford Manor, a successful “A” circuit show and sales barn in Santa Ynez, California. Ten years later, Gilien decided to focus on equine sales and established Pheasant Grove in Oakdale, California. Gilien has been successfully placing horses with clients in California and the Pacific Northwest ever since. Gilien’s sales philosophy is simple. She is committed to creating the ideal horse and rider combination and prides herself on locating “just the right horse” for all level of riders. You can view some of the happy pairings on the Alumni page.


Looking for the perfect new horse? Pheasant Grove owns several young prospects offered for sale as well as representing many privately-owned horses. With a wide selection of capabilities and price ranges, Pheasant Grove offers everything from the ideal “first horse” through the successful show veteran. Please browse our current listings and remember to check back often as new horses are frequently added.  When you find a horse that interest you, contact Gilien and she will fill you in on the details and arrange a tryout. If you have specific needs and don’t see a horse on the list, contact Gilien and she will assist you in finding that perfect match.


Pheasant Grove also accepts select horses into its sales program. In addition to basic care, all sales program horses are regularly ridden, turned-out and groomed. This assures your horse is always prepared to put his best hoof forward when a potential buyer arrives. Additionally, Pheasant Grove will customize your sales program to include professional training and/or showing. Please contact Gilien to discuss rates and availability.

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