Rick Wycis grew up in New Jersey riding horses since the age of six and participated in 4-H, learned horse care and competed in the hunter/jumper ring. As he got older he began working for instructor Eleanor Robinson-Valtri at Pembrook Farm to pay for lessons and showing. Under her tutelage he started to going to "A" shows and rode clients horses in Children's Hunters, Pre- Green Hunters, Low Working Hunters , an the Adult Amateurs and teaching full time. He furthered his education by riding with Frank Madden, Karen DePrato, Frank Hernandez, and Greg Best. Rick eventually made his way to the West Coast and started his own stable at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. His riding and teaching philosophies center on the ideas that riders of all ages can learn much more than simple equitation when learning to ride. He believes that horses themselves are great teachers. “The most important thing to learn is the simple pleasures of just horse'n around!!”
At Los Angeles Equestrian Center, I cater to horses and riders of all ages and experience levels with my wide variety of experience. Whether you are interested in working on a particular facet of your game or would like to improve your overall athletic performance, you’ve got many options to choose from. Check out my offerings and let me know what you’re interested in.
Riders can learn on their own horses or lesson horses in private or group sessions at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center or offsite. These lessons are custom designed to every rider and their personal experience level.
Custom training for horse can be developed on a monthly basis to insure that both horse and rider are ready for show season. New partnerships between Horse and Rider can often require extra attention to help build the relationship and prepare horses for their best performance.
Cedar Grove offers training for riders of all experience at horse shows in Southern California. Expert training in the warm-up ring requires a smart eye and calm demeanor to bring out the best in the show ring.
Cedar Grove can provide expert attention in selling or purchasing your next horse. Cedar Grove takes horses into training to prepare them for sale or can give you the personalized attention needed to find your next horse.