Top Trainers. Decades of Experience.
The staff at Rancho Del Mar Riding Academy
Founder, Rancho Del Mar Riding Academy
Anne teaches both beginner and advanced students ages 7+. She continues to manage two popular local horse shows she founded more than 20 years ago – the Spotlight Horse Show and Clinic, and the Fall Fun Horse Show. She is an active member of the show committees for the award-winning Charity Fair Horse Show and Diamond Jubilee Horse Show, both held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. When she is not busy teaching and training, Anne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her dog Rocket, and cheering on her favorite local sports teams, the San Diego Chargers and Padres, and the L.A. Lakers. She also dedicates time to tutoring math to children at her church.
Tori is a gifted rider, instructor and a long-time part of the Rancho Del Mar Riding Academy. Riding under the tutelage of Anne Speck, Tori has spent the majority of her life developing solid horsemanship skills and a rock solid work ethic. A fantastic teacher, she’s as upbeat as she is disciplined and an incredible member of our academy.
Don’t be fooled by Shannon’s upbeat personality; she’s a tenacious competitor in the ring and multi-time World Champion in both Saddleseat and Hunt seat. Her methodical approach focuses on technique, athleticism and focus and is a fantastic trainer for both new and experienced riders.