Big Congrats!! to our riders and horses who competed in the SAHJA Medal Finals, held at Leone Equestrians on
30 Apr - 1 May 2011.

Abbie Manzano and Hynote ("Mo") had some beautiful rounds in the SAHJA Mini-Medal prequalifier - 2nd place in a class of 28 entries! - (see the video), and Medal classes (video) and ended up in the ribbons, 7th place overall out of 21 competitors -- awesome job by Abbie since she had only a few days to practice with Mo before the show ...

Jerry Hansen and Forte had a double-clean round in the 2'6"-2'9" jumpers ... great showing for Forte on a very windy day, he can get a little excitable, but Jerry settled him nicely and they did great!

... and Alejandro got in a couple of rounds of pure fun on Amigo ... they took 2nd place in their 3'6" jumper round (video) ...
Check out the Event Calendar to see the shows that we are looking forward to attending this season ...
Are you or someone you know looking for a new horse? Take a look at our Sale Barn for some beautiful and talented Oldenburgs and Hanoverians, suitable for dressage, hunter/ jumper and/or breeding ...
We welcome all levels of riders for trailer-in lessons, and we will travel to your facility for lessons or clinics -- contact us for more info.
Welcome to Rancho Pura Vida
" Creating Champions "

Alejandro Salazar

... specializes in the training and instruction of hunter, jumper and dressage horses and riders in Sacramento and north-central California. Alejandro's passion for horses and riding began when he was a young boy in his homeland of Costa Rica. Now as a professional trainer and competitor, his enthusiasm, expertise and dedication to the sport he loves is demonstrated in all aspects of his programs -- from elevating the abilities and performance of seasoned competitors to starting the young horse under saddle.

Pura Vida!

... is the national greeting of Costa Rica. Translated "Pure Life" or "Good Life", the phrase represents to Costa Ricans a philosophy of life enjoyed fully, difficulties overcome with a resilient and positive spirit, strong community ties, and hearty celebration of good fortune, large or small.

At Rancho Pura Vida, we strive to create an environment where our clients can safely enjoy their passion, grow ability and confidence, inspire and be inspired ... become champions!