"Breathe deep...because no one will ever understand your love for that 'horse smell' or the peace it brings the soul"
Rebecca Atwater and her team invite you to join Santa Barbara Stables, a true paradise for horse lovers!
Enjoy the peaceful environment of the barn and property, ride at a spectacular horse facility that takes excellent care of rider and horse. A friendly and relaxing environment with breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains is available for both you and your horse, at affordable rates.
Contact Rebecca for more information.
Rebecca Atwater is a 3rd generation Santa Barbara resident and has been a professional hunter/jumper horse trainer since 1995.
Rebecca was born in Paris, France and went to elementary school on a tiny island off the west coast of France called Ile de Re. She attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and then graduated from UCSB with a degree in Biology in 1995. Rebecca has been passionate about horses since early childhood and enjoys learning everything possible about the equine tradition. While at UCSB, Rebecca aspired to be a large animal vet and worked extensively with local large animal veterinarians. However, Rebecca soon realized horse training and sharing her love for horses with others was her true calling and she started her program Santa Barbara Stables.
After taking a year off to get back to her roots in France where she gave riding clinics and rode race horses, Rebecca found her new home at Hilltop. Here, she caters to a small, select group of riders giving lots of personal attention to each horse and rider. Rebecca enjoys instilling confidence in her horses and riders and having much fun while achieving each rider's personal riding goals.
Rebecca continues to pursue her own riding goals and attend clinics and lessons from masters such as grand prix rider Richard Spooner, judge Dale Peterson and Olympic Coach Daniel Stewart and World Cup rider Bernie Traurig. Rebecca stays open minded and is always thirsting to learn more about the magnificent animals that she is so blessed to work with.