Stephanie and Mark are always working hard to build SMG Performance Horses reputation on producing sound, good minded horses, and running their business on integrity and honesty for the horses and owners that come to them.
Just a little bit about us -
Mark Garcia worked on the Rolling A Ranch from 2005- 2012, Stephanie & Mark built a solid business outside of Paso Robles/Atascadero in a small town called Creston, California. Prior to that Mark has a background in shoeing on the race tracks, assistant training for leading Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred trainers. He was also a licensed race trainer for a few years prior to heading to the Rolling A Ranch. Mark worked the starting gates at the race track, galloped and broke colts. He is a handy handy man !
Stephanie started training client horses in 2005 after 3 yrs of working for other trainers and ranches. She owned the premier Girl Scout residential horse camp from 2008-2011. Stephanie spent years retraining and selling Off the Track horses, salvaging rescue horses, PMU mares and foals, and of course her LOVE for well bred horses is always there as well. Stephanie loves the diamonds in the rough and has much success in remaking unwanted or undesirable horses into great family horses, barrel horses and rope horses. Today she is specializing in the newer lines of Barrel Horses including breeding to Guys Pocket Coin, and Chickspecialmongoose
SMG has been well known for producing horses that are user friendly, for clients for a variety of disciplines. Their goals are always to train horses that are usable for other people, nurturing the bond between horse and rider and helping them reach the owners goals as big or small as those are.
Today, Mark and Stephanie are both still starting colts, Mark takes the ones who are headed to be race horses, Stephanie starts hers with a reining foundation & all breeds with the patients and no one is rushed or left behind in the training barn. Each horse is treated as an individual and trained as such.
Trying to find a great place to call home here in Central Oregon was NOT an easy task, they finally landed a great Facility and have BLM right out the back of the property, all the hay our horses are fed is grown right here and is some of Central Oregon's best ! We have a nice MD with 20 stalls ( fire proof, chew proof ) MD 60' round pen, 80x120 arena and a 3/4 mile training race track.
Lane Garcia ( age 15 ) also assists in some of the everyday handling, manure relocation, riding and putting miles on the green horses. He is great help, hard worker & he is a great asset to the program.