Mary Mertz

Name : Mary Mertz
Location : Mertz Training Stables
Address : 15510 State Hwy 36 W
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone : 707.496.1421
Email :
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Membership : USEF
Pony Club Guest Instructor
Northern California Appalossa Assn
Specialties : Beginner & Intermediate Riding Lessons
Youth & Adult Rider Lessons
Performance Horse Riding Lessons
Hunter/Jumper & Dressage Riding Lessons
Bio : I remember when I was six being in my first horse show on Ricky Pan – my favorite school horse. We got 2nd in that walk / trot class. I was hooked. I would stay all day after my lessons and help Debbie Sereni, my instructor, take care of the lesson horses. I new then, that I was going to be a riding instructor and horse trainer. About 5 years later, a move to Colorado allowed me to get my first horse.

The next 30+ years I rode under some other great instructors & clinicians from hunter- jumper and other disciplines. Some being Col. Robertson, Sally Goldstein and Nick Karazissis, Linda Tellington-Jones and of course, Richard Shrake. I moved up the ranks in 4-H shows, Regional, national levels to ApHC world titles. In addition, after High School I went to Meredith Manor Equestrian College.

My students appreciate my patience and kindness towards them and their horses. Training/lesson programs vary depending on student budget & goals. I believe all students should now basic horse care from feeding, tacking up, and safe handling. This also includes chores and how to tend to horse wounds. Some of this is always incorporated into the lessons.

Our 40 acre facility in Red Bluff, CA is nestled up in the foothills with lots of trees for shade. I keep a limited amount of horses in training so I can maintain the close quality attention to each horse. The facility sports a sand 100x200 outdoor arena, 60’ round pen, stalls with oversized paddocks , pond and small cross country jumps around the property.

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