A: We'd love to see you at the ranch! Here at New Hope Equine we rely on a wide variety of volunteers who have varied backgrounds and skills. We appreciate everyone who comes out to help with the care and training and upkeep of the horses. So, come on out, meet the crew and enjoy the opportunities that may arise.
Q: How do I volunteer?
A: Call Debbie at 559-307-0789 and leave your name and number or email info to her.
Q: What can i expect at the ranch?
A: You'll be introduced to how we operate and what it takes to get the job done.
Debbie Davis 559-307-0789 or Bill Chilson 559-577-7739
Remington August 2019
Buddy August 2019
Mojo July 2019
King Kelly July 2019
Luna June 2019
Simon June 2019
Ashton May 2019 Kiwi Edition May 2019
Funny April 2019
Dante April 2019
Monty April 2019
Xander March 2019
Sundance August 2019
Bella July 2019
New Hope Equine and Sport Equine Inc receive between 4 and 8 donated horses and ponies per month of all types and appraised value ranges for many different reasons. I've listed the most common reasons below along with answers to the most frequently asked questions.
People donate horses, tack, equipment, materials and money for a tax deductible write off to New Hope Equine , our affiliate non profit 501C3 Corporation throughout the year for the following main reasons:
Every donation whether monetary, equine or other is tax deductible at fair market value giving the donor both tax relief/increased refund while instant ceasation of the ongoing financial burden of equine maintanence. Horses and ponies are the most frequent kinds of donations we receive. Their owners come to us seeking our expertise in finding their animal it's next ideal home and human family or partner. They know that we will provide the training needed to reach it's full potential and bridge the gap to it's ideal career and owner. Marketing your own horse can be a daunting, cost prohibitive and emotionally difficult undertaking for many amatuer owners and the risks of marketing a green/challenging horse to the public can be unadviseable for many. Selling horses can be extremely difficult, especially in recent years when average prices have plummeted simultaneously with increases in expenses. For some the process of selling a beloved horse they've owned for years is just too painful and they realize their limits in marketing skills and exposure which can affect the quality of the outcome. If the horse is not a good match for you it may be a difficult sale because you cannot show it at its best. Professional training and marketing services are very costly if the horse doesn't sell quickly and for many it's better to cut losses rather than continuous investing in the wrong horse. Some people just want to support this operation that does so much for horses and their owners every year.
Sport Equine frequently takes sound horses with performance potential from hardship situations, unused and even other rescue organizations' horses if we spot potential or any 'diamond in the rough.' Though we are not a retirement facility where horses can live out their days, we actively seek out the unlikely "fallen through the cracks" horses with talent or potential just waiting to be developed. The horse industry has an over abundance of horses with a deficit of qualified trainers to develop them to their full potential. We believe the solution is to reduce breeding/production while focusing efforts on training the ones we have to make them useful, wanted and protect them from falling into neglect or the wrong hands. Our mission is to help every horse get the opportunity it deserves to have a productive life. Some of the best horses come from the most unlikely places and we keep an open mind when evaluating horses allowing them to show us what they enjoy and are good at directing their careers accordingly. Though we try to take only animals that can withstand training, we realize there are varying levels of usefulness and jobs for all ages and types of horses.
Volunteers & Working Students
We believe in using our resources to help horses and individuals in need and for this reason can always use volunteers. We provide work experience and on the job training in all aspects of ranching, horsemanship, care and training in exchange for volunteer help. Sometimes volunteer and working student positions can lead to paid positions once a level of proficiency is reached. Volunteers and Working Students are an integral part of this operation and we are always seeking individuals for these positions regardless of age and experience level. We are happy to barter for horse board, training, lessons and even some short and long term room and board.
|Old Mac, 6 months change from arriving.|
- Won 2004 Area VI Novice Championships and 2004 Area VI Senior Novice Champion.
- Won 2004 Area VI Adult Amatuer Champion of all levels.
- Named 2004 USEF Performance Horse Registry Novice Eventing SILVER STIRRUP NATIONAL CHAMPION.
- Under Debbie's campaign, Cimarron named 2004 American Warmblood EVENTING HORSE OF THE YEAR.
- Under Debbie's campaign, Cimarron named American Holsteiner Horse Association Novice Eventing Horse of the Year. That same year Cimarron earned 65% of the points that made his deceased sire Columbus the USEF 2004 LEADING SIRE of Eventing horses in America.
- Debbie awarded USDF BRONZE MEDAL in 2005.
- Debbie evented Cimarron at the Training Level in '05 winning 8 out of 13 recognized competitions including the Area VI Training Championships with dressage penalty scores as low as 22.
- Cimarron named USEA 2005 TRAINING HORSE OF THE YEAR.
- Debbie named 2005 MASTER TRAINING RIDER OF THE YEAR.
- Debbie named 2005 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP NATIONAL CHAMPION EVENTING at TRAINING level.
- Cimarron named AHHA (Holsteiner), AWS & AWR (American Warmblood) 2005 EVENTING TRAINING HORSE OF THE YEAR.
- In 2005 Cimarron awarded the prestigious AHHA (American Holsteiner Horse Association) LIFETIME BREEDING LICENSE.
- Debbie named 2006 AHHA PRELIMINARY EVENTING CHAMPION.
- Cimarron named 2006 USEA AREA VI PRELIMINARY HORSE CHAMPION.
- Cimarron named 2006 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP PRELIIMINARY EVENTING ZONE CHAMPION.
- Debbie named 2006 FRESNO CDS 3RD LEVEL ADULT AMATUER CHAMPION.
- 2008 CIMARRON NAMED USEF LEADING SIRE OF EVENTING HORSES IN THE UNITED STATES.
- Debbie named 2008 USEA AREA VI ADULT AMATUER TRAINING RIDER RESERVE CHAMPION AND USEA AREA VI RAM TAP PONY CLUB BENEFIT TRAINING RIDER CHAMPION.
- Debbie named 2008 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP ZONE/REGION CHAMPION AT BOTH 3RD LEVEL DRESSAGE AND TRAINING LEVEL EVENTING SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH OMAR.
- Debbie awarded 2008 USEA NATIONAL YEAR-END "TOP TEN OF THE USEA NATIONAL LEADER BOARD FOR TRAINING LEVEL".
- Debbie named 2008 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP ZONE, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPION PRELIMARY EVENTING
Debbie grew up an active competing member of Martinez Horseman's Assoc. (father was president) and Shadow Hills Junior Rangers. Competed in all disciplines including Western, English, trail, gymkhana, calf penning, rodeo queen, barrel racing, all forms of mounted games.
Visited and toured the Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria as a child and was forever impacted by the unparalleled haromy of haute ecole elegance through systematic dressage training. There began a life long passion for classical dressage.
Supported self through 4 year college program breaking, riding and training racehorses in Portland, OR. Became a licensed exercise rider, pony rider and groom with the Oregon Racing Commission. Galloped and ponied horses on Oregon racetracks for income while studying horsemanship, taking lessons and practicing dressage on everything! Graduated with BA in Business in 1985.
Became a certified camp riding instructor on summer break in '83 and worked at summer horsemanship camps in WA state as a trainer, instructor and counselor 2 summers in a row.
After Graduation became a full time working student for FEI dressage rider/trainer and breeder of elite Hanoverian and Holstein horses, Janet Grunbok, Whitethorn Farm, Bainbridge Island, WA. '87-'88. Intensive study of the German training scale and it's application on warmblood and thoroughbred horses during this time under constant trainer tutiledge.
Continuous study of dressage, combined training and natural horsemanship, working with young, green and problem horses successfully honing skills from '91 to present.
Successfully competed in rated dressage and eventing to the FEI levels from mid 90's to present.
Ridden and cliniced with numerous Olympians and International caliber riders and trainers including Gina Miles, Hawley Bennett-Awad, Kathleen Raine, Jane Weatherwax, Don Sachey, Brian Sabo, Jimmy Wofford, Chris Scarlett, Jen Hannink, Rene Johnson, Loris Henry, Marilyn Rickman, Leslie Web, Janet Grunbok and more.
Backcountry Horseman of CA Adviser, board member, ride coordinator and special events coordinator from '98-'01. Initiated, planned and organized trail trials competitions and numerous events designed to challenge and improve the horsemanship skills of riders.
Stood APHA, AWS Pinto sporthorse stallions Eternal Dusty and Yellow Investment from '95-'00. Raised, trained and competed their offspring as well.
Bred European Warmblood sporthorses from 1997 to 2006. Producer of numerous premium foals and inspection site champions. Raised, trained and competed offspring successfully to FEI levels.
Became the owner of a notorious problematic AHHA Holsteiner stallion named Cimarron in May '03. Cimarron had been passed from trainer to trainer in Colorado and had become violently resentful of his dressage trainers and riding in general. Trainers began to refuse him. Both Holsteiner and Oldenburg registries declined approving him for breeding and he was given to Debbie as a last resort by his caring owner in hopes her program would make him a happy willing horse again who could realize his potential. After a rough start and some very scary moments, Debbie began combine training him for an eventing career.
Debbie began eventing Cimarron Novice in '04 winning 6 out of 8 recocnized competitions with eventing dressage scores as low as 20 and 22.
Won 2004 Area VI Novice Championships and 2004 Area VI Senior Novice Champion.
WON 2004 Area VI Adult Amatuer Champion of all levels.
NAMED 2004 USEF Performance Horse Registry Novice Eventing SILVER STIRRUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
Under Debbie's campaign, Cimarron named 2004 American Warmblood EVENTING HORSE OF THE YEAR
Under Debbie's campaign, Cimarron named American Holsteiner Horse Association Novice Eventing Horse of the Year. That same year Cimarron earned 65% of the points that made his deceased sire Columbus the USEF 2004 LEADING SIRE of Eventing horses in America.
DEBBIE AWARDED USDF BRONZE MEDAL IN 2005
Debbie Evented Cimarron at the Training Level in '05 winning 8 out of 13 recognized competitions including the Area VI Training Championships with dressage penalty scores as low as 22.
Cimarron named USEA 2005 TRAINING HORSE OF THE YEAR.
Debbie named 2005 MASTER TRAINING RIDER OF THE YEAR
Debbie named 2005 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP NATIONAL CHAMPION EVENTING at TRAINING level.
Cimarron named AHHA (Holsteiner), AWS & AWR (American Warmblood) 2005 EVENTING TRAINING HORSE OF THE YEAR.
Because of these exemplary acheivements and in spite of being turned down in 2004 and as a 4 year old:
In 2005 Cimarron awarded the prestigious AHHA (American Holsteiner Horse Association) LIFETIME BREEDING LICENSE.
Debbie named 2006 AHHA PRELIMINARY EVENTING CHAMPION
Cimarron named 2006 USEA AREA VI PRELIMINARY HORSE CHAMPION
Cimarron named 2006 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP PRELIIMINARY EVENTING ZONE CHAMPION
Debbie named 2006 FRESNO CDS 3RD LEVEL ADULT AMATUER CHAMPION
2008 CIMARRON NAMED USEF LEADING SIRE OF EVENTING HORSES IN THE UNITED STATES!
Debbie named 2008 USEA AREA VI ADULT AMATUER TRAINING RIDER RESERVE CHAMPION AND USEA AREA VI RAM TAP PONY CLUB BENEFIT TRAINING RIDER CHAMPION.
Debbie named 2008 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP ZONE/REGION CHAMPION AT BOTH 3RD LEVEL DRESSAGE AND TRAINING LEVEL EVENTING SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH OMAR.
Debbie awarded 2008 USEA NATIONAL YEAR-END "TOP TEN OF THE USEA NATIONAL LEADER BOARD FOR TRAINING LEVEL"
Debbie named 2008 USEF/PHR SILVER STIRRUP ZONE, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPION PRELIMARY EVENTING
Debbie awarded Fresno CDS Open Reserve Champion and 2nd High Percentage for 2014 after competing at just one weekend competition on a formerly unwanted horse that was donated to New Hope Equine.
April 2018 Winner at Twin Rivers Training Level Horse Trial on a score of 25.5 on the formely unwanted OTTB Real Genius.
2019 successful debut at Preliminary Eventing on the OTTB Real Genius
2019 Earned USDF Silver Medal for Dressage in just two competitions on a formely unsound and donated horse fully rehabbed by Debbie.
Recent Success Stories: formerly unwanted rescue horse “Real Genius" won the Training H.T. at April Twin Rivers 2018 on a dressage score of 25.2! Genius had been tried and given up on as a trail horse before coming to NHE & Sport Equine but the very next weekend he was guiding a group around (and into) Shaver Lake:
Like all equine rescue establishments and 501 © 3 horse corporations, NHE is inundated with requests to accept horses. NHE only take horses mentally and physically qualified for under saddle riding and training. Though we have compassion for all, our resources are reserved for horses that can benefit from our ability to train them and skills of matching rider needs. We offer rescue and rehab service but donot stockpile idle or retired horses. NHE is a trainingoperation where problem solving, training anddeveloping horses to all levels of proficiency is our mission and specialty. We feel our biggest contribution to the staggering unwanted horse epidemic is use this skill improving every horse that passes through our facility. Every horse we accept immediately goes into customized full professional training enabling them to showcase their aptitude and increase their chance for a productive and successful human/horse working partnership. This result coupled with careful placement provides their greatest chance of never becoming an unwanted or neglected horse.
Thank you for your dedication to helping these amazing creatures."
Melody and I want to thank you for O’Malley and the experience we had in purchasing him from you. Your love for horses shows and we are so grateful to have crossed paths with you. We now have a beautiful, well behaved, well trained, and loving companion. We could not have asked for a better horse to meet our needs nor could we have asked for a better experience. We appreciate you taking your time to instruct us and give us all the vital information we needed in order to make sure O’malley’s transition was not only pleasant for him but for us as well. He is doing great and we look forward to many more years with him. We are very excited about our next match from you and look forward to another very pleasing experience. Blessings"
First of all I wanted to email you and tell you how much we are enjoying Piper. She has adapted to her new surrounds quickly and Maddie is having a great time riding her. She is such a great horse and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you for all your time you spend with us Sunday. I have already recommended you to friends and I know when we are ready for another horse we shall return to you!!
Thanks for your time."
I just wanted you to know that the OTT TB mare Reasonable arrived last Fri safe and sound. She is settling in nicely and Kate was able to ride her today. She was very well behaved, and we are all excited at the potential that shines in her. Thank you for the opportunity to own this wonderful mare, and for representing her so well. She is everything we had hoped for! Thanks again!"
I just wanted to connect back with you and thank you for making the process of buying Tanqueray so easy and enjoyable. I am so happy with Tanq and he has settled in nicely at his new home in Woodside. He's really a magnificent horse and gets ooo's and ahhh's everywhere we go, not to mention tons of compliments about what a sweetheart he is from the other boarders. We took our first trip to the horsepark this morning! He was a superstar about loading right into the trailer. And he was perfection on the cross country course! He loves the water and didn't even hesitate about going down banks or over ditches (my last horse's phobias) and is so honest and willing. He will make an incredible eventer! :) My mom comes to the barn during the day while I am at work to turn him out and she is quickly falling in love with Tanq. She is interested in getting back into riding and were both so impressed with you, your honesty, your facility and your horses. We will certainly call you first when she is ready to buy a horse and see what you have :) Thank you again, Debbie. I absolutely love him and you can rest assured he will be completely spoiled for his entire life."
They are doing fantastic together! We couldn't have done it without you giving us the extra time.
Thank you again I appreciate how patient you have been. Thanks for everything.
New Hope Equine is a full service rescue, training and sales operation featuring sport and pleasure horses of all breeds and types. At Sport Equine you will find knowledgeable caring individuals and well trained accurately represented horses of all kinds and types. Here you will always find good reasonably priced horses that match their descriptions. There are no disappointing surprises upon arrival and we take meticulous care in matching horse/rider suitability because our main objective is not to sell you a horse. Our main objective is to provide you the assistance you need, whether that means improving your existing horse partnerships or, if necessary, replacing unsuitable horses with suitable ones. We will assist you with every step of the difficult horse transition process with integrity and regard for the best interest of horse and rider.
Debbie Davis owns and operates Sport Equine Training Center and is a founding board member of New Hope Equine a non-profit 501(C)3 Corporation and has been actively involved in rescue work and helping unwanted horses and their owners for almost 2 decades in central CA. With a true heart for unwanted/unused horses, Debbie reaches out to assist owners in need and receives horses of all kinds across the country that meet her soundness criteria for varying levels of training and use. She believes most horses are happiest and healthiest serving a purpose in accordance to suitability. Debbie provides diversified training for all disciplines for up to 12 horses a day, 6 days a week. She sees profound results in her program within 1-3 months. During that time period most horses are successfully re-homed with carefully matched new owner/riders. (Please see TESTIMONIALS) Many horses with competitive potential receive specialized training and show experience to launch their careers in the horse show world. Debbie has earned her USDF Bronze medal and has competed to FEI levels in both eventing and dressage. She has achieved national Eventing champion status in both amateur and overall categories. Her mission is to educate people against over breeding and to focus on training and developing the unwanted, unused and forgotten horses allowing them to bridge the gaps and meet existing needs.
All of the horses available at Sport Equine are in full professional combined (cross) training that focuses on classical dressage as the foundation and way of life. Debbie strongly believes that every horse regardless of breed, type or riding discipline can benefit dramatically from this form of gymnasticisng and strength training that produces a beautiful, supple and obedient partner for any task. In this diversified program horses are not sour or bored with their work because of the well rounded cross training approach. All horses receive the benefit of training in beautiful wide open spaces that are free of arena fencing or monotony. They aren't sheltered from distractions and things that startle them. They are carefully desensitized and exposed to stimuli to make them brave, mentally focused and non reactive. This exposure is a huge advantage for show, performance and trail horses that owners intend to take out of the arena or backyard. Please be aware that the horses are often placed before they reach website ads or even the sales page so it's best to inquire regularly when you are actively looking. Most horses sell within a couple weeks of ads posting so keep that in mind when browsing our sales page to avoid disappointment.
Debbie Davis (559) 307-0789
New Hope Equine is a small family run training operation. Reasonably priced horses of all ages, disciplines and levels of training are available at all times. Working student positions and some leases are also available.
Facility Owner: Debbie Davis (559) 307-0789
We are a commercial private training center only. Boarding on request, contact Debbie
Lessons and clinics.
$15 haul in fee for riding on the flat and $20 for use of jumping courses. By reservation only.
Several with hot/cold water & cross ties.
One very large, open arena used for all purpose training and gymnastics on laser leveled, well drained sand/shredded tennis shoe rubber. This arena maintains ideal footing regardless of rain and weather . We also have a raised, all-weather dressage court, park-like turf area, an exercise track, a parameter track, large round pen, stadium and cross country jumping courses for all levels. Arenas are lighted, watered and groomed daily. Footing and safety is #1.
At Sport Equine Inc. you will find a refreshingly positive teaching approach that will encourage any rider with any horse to achieve their best in any discipline.
Sport Equine Inc. has always offered quality well trained and reasonably priced sport horses and ponies for sale. We greatly value the supportive and always positive barn atmosphere we have established and welcome dedicated individuals seeking the same.