Facility & Services

venice2005 1Under the supervision of Head Trainer and Farm Manager Daniel Zilla, Rider/Instructor Ivy Creahan, and an extensive professional staff of 9, Branscomb Farm offers excellent care and education for young horses and developing riders.

Through carefully tailored instruction by some of the top teaching professionals on the West Coast, talents of both horse and rider are cultivated together for a lifetime of mutual enjoyment and competitive success. Our speciality is starting and training young horses including breeding quality colts and youngsters destined for competition; Young Jumper Championships, USDF Material or young horse classes, breed keurings, registry performance tests, and stallion licensing events.

  • Ground training and initial under saddle training/ starting of youngsters with foundation for both dressage and jumping (horses must be at least 3 years of age to be ridden)
  • Cost-friendly program for introducing four, five and six year olds to the show environment, developing confidence in the ring, and competing for year end young jumper awards (we offer a discounted bundle on board, training, and grooming for 3-6 year olds).
  • Training/coaching riders (novice to advanced) in horsemanship and age appropriate training programs for their own horses.
  • The Farm offers a 6 month intensive residential internship program for young riders and professionals to learn young horse breeding and training working along side the Farm's professional staff and veterinarian culminating in certification and references upon graduation. 
  • Preparing foals, young mares and stallions for keurings, inspections, stallion licensing and mare performance tests.

Please select the menu item "STAFF" at left to learn more about Daniel Zilla and the Branscomb Farm professional staff.