Luna Tierra is were all my passions have come together.
I have always loved horses. I was lucky. I owned my own horse and got to ride a large pony hunter named Mechi, for Pinewood Farms. We showed on the “A” circuit Hunter / Jumper shows in Florida growing up. But childhoods end, I became an artist explored my other interests, working in art, photography, film and TV. But my passion for horses never wained. When I had the opportunity to focus my eye on the horse again I took it. I worked and learned with multiple trainers and eventually acquired my own property and build my own facility. I rescued several horses from bad situations, all being Andalusian descent and with one path leading to another I discovered Working Equitation.
The creation of Luna Tierra
In 2009, I started looking for a Horse property and searched much of the west coast. I seriously considered settling in Oregon, but I was still teaching at the time at the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, so Portland was too far away. One day while day tripping to the Russian River we found a promising real estate agent and registered with her. She sent us links from time to time and one day this property on Helman Lane popped up.
I hadn’t even known this whole pocket of land existed just miles from where I was living. With the help of some friends, and a lot of sweat equity, I built the arena and the barn, and then started getting boarders. The next step was to get a trainer working on the ranch, and attract some talented riders. Well since there have been many changes, the biggest is I have now moved to Tryon North Carolina, Horse country. Loving it!!!