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Get your horse painted...And Trained!

Based out of Del Mar, California, Saltwater Equestrian's trainer, Lauren Salas, is passionate about teaching and focuses on building strong horse and rider pairs from the ground up. With a background in classical dressage, a competitive career in the jumper arena nationally and internationally, and many days spent pushing cattle around and in the branding corral, the breadth of her experience lends itself to creative solutions when working with both horse and rider. 

Lauren's students compete primarily in the jumper arena and at recognized and unrecognized events. The team keeps a busy schedule with monthly outings to local shows, events, and clinics- there is always something to look forward to! 

All of the riders at Saltwater Equestrian either half lease, full lease, or own their own horse at Carmel Creek Ranch in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Lauren does not offer riding lessons to beginners at this time, nor does she have lesson horses available to clients who do not wish to lease. Please inquire about available leases!

If you want to reach out to Lauren to talk about training for you and/or your horse please call (858) 519-7908 or email

"Working with Lauren has been such a blessing for me and my once-wild little OTTB. She is such a supportive and positive trainer who takes the needs of both horse and rider into account and finds a way to help them work better together as a team. There is no 'one size fits all' method when it comes to training, and Lauren's years of experience give her the ability to tailor customized programs for all of her students."
- Corey, Client

“Lauren is an expert with the biggest heart. Pushes you when you need pushed. Encourages you when you need support. I’ve become the best rider I’ve ever been in my life after a few short months of her coaching.”
- Jess, Client

Training Rates

$85 Single lesson or training session/ride 
$240 Package of 4 lessons or training rides
$400 Package of 8 lessons or training rides

Lessons (45 minutes) are sometimes private and sometimes group with riders of equal ability, riders generally do at least one private and one group lesson per week.


Horses will jump a maximum of 2 days per week, with the exception of horse show weeks. 

Lessons require 24 hours cancellation notice to avoid charge

Unless otherwise discussed, lesson packages must be used within 6 months of purchase. 

Horse Show/Outing Rates

$100 Training fee per day per horse/rider combination

$45 Mane Pulling, clipping, pre-show grooming and prep

$45 Braiding of mane (jumper/dressage braids)

Trailering rates vary depending on distance, etc.

Grooming is dependent on show attending and number of attendees

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