Horse boarding and Eventing training facility on California's Central Coast
Located an hour north of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101, Cottonwood Ranch provides sport horse boarding and training facilities 5 minutes from the wine-country town of Los Alamos.
Facilities and services include:
Round barn boarding with turnout
Green pasture and dry-paddock boarding
Training and Rehabilitation
Jumping arena and dedicated dressage arena
Lunge ring and enclosed round pen
Cross country obstacles
Sand training track (1/3 mile)
Miles of trails on-property
Current rates as of March 1, 2020
Basic boarding in our round barns: $660 per month Includes hay1 & pasture turn-out 3 times each week. We are happy to feed grain or supplements provided by you. Feed store pick ups & deliveries can also be arranged.
Basic grass pasture boarding: $550 per month Includes hay1. If supplements or special care is required, we are happy to discuss available options and an extra fee may be required.
At the recommendation of several area veterinarians, we require all “new to Cottonwood Ranch” pasture boarders to spend 2 weeks in a specific location (usually one of our round barns) as a biosecurity measure before being turned out in pasture. The rate for the 2 weeks in a round barn is $308.
Large dry paddock boarding: $500 per month Includes hay1. We are happy to feed grain or supplements provided by you.
Training and Rehabilitation: We are happy to accept horses in training or rehab. As each horse is an individual with varying requirements, we would be happy to discuss available options and costs.
1Alfalfa, oat/forage and grass hays are usually available. A surcharge for grass hay might be required depending on availability and pricing.
Wergeles has been a trainer-in-residence at Cottonwood Ranch for over 20 years
and supervises horse care and client relations. Wendy has competed successfully
through the Advanced/4* level receiving the then AHSA (now USEF) Zone 10
Advanced Level Reserve Championship. She holds a USEF “R” Eventing Judges license
and a USEF “S” Technical Delegate’s license, is certified to judge the USEA YEH
& FEH competitions as well as having her USEA-ICP Level III certification.
She is also an ASEA Lifetime Certified Equine Appraiser. When time allows, she
enjoys hunting with the Santa Ynez Valley Hounds.
1988, she coached the USEA Area X North American Continental Young Riders Team
and currently instructs and coaches students from the subterranean through the
Advanced levels at the Ranch and in clinics throughout North America. In 2013,
she was honored with the USEA Cornerstone Instructor’s Trophy. Since 1999, she
has focused on the starting &/or re-training of mostly young Thoroughbreds
but started and sold the noteworthy ranch-bred warmbloods, “R-Star” and
created, trademarked and organizes The Event Derby® series of competitions and
produced the Elite Event Horse Auction (EEHA!) held in conjunction with the spring Galway Downs International
Horse Trials. She initiated the Cottonwood Classic Three-Day which is now known
as the USEA Classic Three-Day Event competitions held throughout the U.S.
Additionally, she was the Organizer or a Co-Organizer of the Flintridge Horse
Trials, the Event at the Downs, the Las Vegas Horse Trials, the Silk Purse
Ranch Horse Trials & 3-Day Event, the Diamond L Horse Trials, the Brusally
Ranch Horse Trials, the Flying Fox Farm Horse Trials, the Coconino County Horse
Trials, the Eastern Townships Horse
Trials, the Eastern Townships Children’s Horse Events, and the Quebec
Championships. Additionally…….she was a Co-Creator and Organizer of the Los
Alamos Dog Races, Bark for Books! Benefiting our local library.
She has been a member of the
USEA Board of Governors, the USEA Strategic Planning Committee and ad hoc DX
Eventing Committee, a founding member and past President of Las Vegas
Equestrian Events, Inc. and a founding member and past Vice President of the
Equestrian Medical Safety Association.