RIDERS

Meet the Revere Team
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David Acord

New Heights Training Stables is a private boarding and training facility located in Pleasanton, CA offering beginner thru advanced riders a safe, fun, and positive experience. Riders look forward to customized weekly lessons, competing with our National Eventing Team, and building confidence with International Event trainer, David Acord. David gives a refreshing coaching style backed by years of teaching & advanced competition experience, inspiring students across the nation to take their riding to new heights. Quoted as one of the Bay Area’s leading training programs, New Heights showcases a 4-star team of confident riders who place among the top riders on the West Coast and win championships in Three-Day Eventing. Come for a tour, enjoy a lesson, and see if our program is the right fit for you. Facility amenities include: cross-country course, water complex, banks, ditches, trails, gallop track, extra-large covered arena with lights, mirrors, private viewing area, large year-round jumping arena with state-of-the-art footing, round pens, turnouts, 12×12 stalls with 12×14 paddocks, private tack lockers, and a serene inviting getaway for friends and family. www.newheightstrainingstables.com

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Willy Arts

Willy, owner of DG Bar Ranch in central California, has been a dressage trainer for over 30 years. As a breeder and trainer, Willy has started countless horses and brought many of them to FEI levels. Willy rides in the Justice dressage saddle.

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Laurel Glass

Laurel has been professionally training since 2002. She has years of experience in starting and bringing along young horses utilizing methods that instill confidence through positive reinforcement and understanding of true horsemanship. She is currently running Cove Creek Equestrian, a successful sales and training program. Laurel has brought many of her own and clients horses to the upper levels of Eventing both on the East and West Coast. She is currently campaigning Mountain Aire Sport Horses’ promising stallion, Abenteuer, in the California Eventing and Dressage circuits.

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Marc Grandia

Marc is a professional Event rider and trainer based in Washington State. He has ridden through the Advanced level and brought many of his own horses through the levels starting from the very beginning. He is one of the youngest instructors to be certified through the USEA Instructor’s Certification Program at level three. He is also a Pony Club A level graduate. In 2013 Marc was selected for the USEF Developing Riders Under 25 Program which included training sessions with new US Eventing Team coach David O’Connor. Marc has goals of competing a the highest levels of the sport of Eventing throughout the world. Marc said, “My Revere Jump Saddle keeps my leg in just the right place to keep my body in balance in both SHowjumping and Cross Country, and you can’t find better customer service.”

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Arthur Kottas

Beginning his riding career at the age of 2, Arthur has been in the Spanish Riding School for the majority of his life. In 1995 Arthur achieved the prestigious title of First Chief Rider for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Arthur has since written a book, Kottas on Dressage, and continues to give riding clinics worldwide. Arthur rides in the Arthur Kottas dressage saddle.

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Jordan Linstedt

Jordan was born and raised in Redmond, WA where she now manages a full time training business. She has spent her life surrounded by horses. Jordan has ridden with many top riders, who have all contributed to her riding skills and accomplishments. During these past few years Jordan and Tullibards Hawkwind have shown great success competing at the highest levels ridden in the World. They have a long list of achievements, most recently qualifying for the 2012 Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event. “I love my Revere saddle! It makes all the difference in the world to ride in a saddle that is as suitable and as comfortable as a Revere.”

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Kari McClain

Kari McClain’s Miari Stables is a well known dressage training facility located in Olympia, WA. Kari offers private dressage lessons to riders and horses from Training Level to Grand Prix. Kari, is a National USEF “R” Dressage Judge, and has achieved her Gold, Silver and Bronze USDF medals as well as the prestigeous USDF Gold and Silver Freestyle Bars.

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Debbie Rosen

Deb has been a competitive eventer and horse-lover nearly her entire life. She ran the 2009 Rolex Four Star in Kentucky with The Alchemist. And after what would be a career ending illness to some, Deb overcame breast cancer in 2010 to again compete at the Rolex Four Star in Kentucky. Deb rides in the Pride Monoflap jump saddle.