Anyone that knows Ali will agree she is extremely passionate about her horses. Her tenacity along with talent has brought her and her students to the height of triumph at the National levels.
Ali has grown up in the Arabian industry, as her mother worked with some of the leading trainers such as Jerry Sindt and Ron Palelek. In 1992 she moved to Chico, CA to enroll in college. There she began her professional career assisting LeAnn Lacey, daughter of Meril Lacey. In 1995 Ali moved on to become Assistant Trainer for McDaniel Training Center at Spring Valley Ranch. By 1997 she became the Managing Trainer for Spring Valley Ranch.
After earning her B.S. in Animal Industry at Chico State, Ali relocated to the Bay Area in 2000 where she became Assistant Trainer to the very highly talented and respected Rich Doran. Doran Show Stables allowed Ali the opportunity to flourish into a Regional and National Champion trainer. Ali remained at DSS for six years before heading to Santa Ynez, where she became the head Trainer for the Performance division of Jade Creek Arabians.
The opportunities brought forth through JadeCreek allowed Ali to branch out onto her own successful business ABCentre.
In 2014, after nearly a decade on the beautiful Central Coast of California, Ali has relocated her business in the heart of arabian horse country, Scottsdale Arizona. Here she will continue to offer the same boutique style training program that has produced many Regional and National Championships.
Jessica Schaeffler began her passion for horses at a young age. Her grandfather was a horse trainer and stall manager at Belmont and Saratoga raceways in New York. The experience and trips with her grandfather to the track solidified her appreciation for the horse industry. In 2007, she completed a Fine Arts degree at Cal Poly State University in Pomona, California, where she frequently participated in the renowned Kellogg Horse program. Post-college, Jessica began promptly delivering her barns multiple wins and Top Ten awards, at the local, regional, and national levels.
She has had great success in coaching and showing in multiple divisions including, but not limited to, Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Country English, Equitation, Reigning, and Side Saddle. Jessica sums up her career in a few short, yet important, words. “As a coach and rider, I enjoy helping and teaching people of all ages to learn to love and appreciate these amazing animals, as much as I do!”