Brenda and stallion Gusty.
Brenda was first introduced to the philosophy of Monty Robert natural horsemanship at Ben Marten Stables in California at the age of 14 and competed for two years in western pleasure. She then went on to classical dressage, show jumping and eventing. She was reintroduced to Natural Horsemanship in 2008 when she hosted her first seminar with David Lichman at Establo San Rafael. Since then she has studied Natural Horsemanship and has hosted many Parelli seminars. Brenda incorporates Natural Horsemanship techniques into all of her training and teaching.
Since coming to Costa Rica in 2004, she has built the beautiful equestrian facilities of Establo San Rafael where she practices her horsemanship. You will be inspired to see her connection and communication with horses.
Abel Gonzales, our manager, makes sure the horses and people are happy.
Cameroun Sherrard is Brenda’s daughter, who has been riding horses since she could sit up. She is our lead-line girl and assistant teacher at ESR.
Charles Sherrard, Brenda’s son, loves dressage and Parelli Natural Horsemanship.
Fabian Vargas is our stable assistant. He is here every morning to help out. .
Improve your riding skills with lessons, practicing in the ring and/or enjoy a relaxing vacation riding the beautiful horses on their cozy farm, exploring the surrounding trails, all in the beautiful climate and relaxed culture of Costa Rica.