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"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse."
R.S. Surtees

Pheasant Grove Training - Tarrone Seaton

Tarrone Seaton is a life long equestrian who began her show career at age 3. During her junior years, Tarrone competed successfully in the hunter, jumper and medal rings. Highlights of her junior career include numerous junior hunter and jumper championships and top 10 finishes in both the Onandarka and PCHA medal finals. After finishing high-school, Tarrone decided to pursue a career as a professional hunter/jumper rider and trainer. In 1996, Tarrone became the assistant trainer under Debbi Sereni at Fremont Hills Stables in Portola Valley, California. During Tarrone’s 7 years with Fremont Hills, she trained and competed the stable’s A circuit show horses and instructed Fremont Hills clientele. It was during this time Tarrone acquired the first of her Grand Prix mounts, Icefield and began showing in upper level jumpers and Grand Prix’s. In 2003, Tarrone made the decision to develop her own training facility at her mother, Gilien Pearson’s farm.


Tarrone Seaton Training is located at Pheasant Grove, a full care training and sales barn located in Oakdale, California. Tarrone offers jumper, hunter and medal training and regularly attends A circuit horse shows in California and Oregon. Tarrone currently has a couple of upper level jumper horses, several mid-level jumpers, hunter/medal horses, and some really nice young horses in her care. Tarrone’s top priority is the welfare of the horses. She develops an individualized training program which addresses fitness, nutritional and health maintenance requirements to assure the horse can perform at its peak. The effectiveness of her program shows is reflected in her results. In 2005, Tarrone and Icefield had their best year to date, 2005 highlights included a second place finish in the $5000 Special at Pebble Beach in March, a win at the $15,000 Prix de Pickwick in June and second place finish in the $15,000 High Desert Classic in July. These successes in combination with several top finishes in the level 6, 7 and 8 jumpers resulted in Tarrone finishing third in the 2005 NorCal leading jumper rider standings.


Tarrone’s commitment and attention to detail extends to her adult and junior clientele. She meets with her students regularly to develop their goals for the upcoming show year. Just as with the horses, training is customized to meet the client’s needs and assure their success. Her teaching style is relaxed and interactive, students are provided directed feedback and offered the opportunity to ask questions. Her student’s success is highlighted on the show results page.


Tarrone is currently accepting new clientele and horses. Please contact her to discuss her program further.

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