Training Programs

Our training origins are geared to suit the individual horse and rider. Miracle Ranch offers an exciting annual schedule of shows we attend, as well as clinics and private visits from international visits from International trainers. See an in depth listing of our training programs below.

Full Training

Our full training program is geared towards the competitive rider/horse, young horses in training, and sales horses. In our full training program the horse is worked six days per week by our head trainer or highly qualified professional (while overseen by head trainer). We tailor a fitness/work program to best suit you , your horse and your goals, and offer plenty of varied work from hill fitness, trails, focused round pen training, as well as arena work to ensure your horse is fit in both body and mind. Each client in our full training program may lesson up to four times per week in private/semi-private lessons. All the horses receive one day off per week to relax and unwind with a full/half day of turnout. All horses in our full training program must also use our full grooming option

Partial Training

Our partial training program offers the same focused approach as our full training program. The horses are worked four days per week by our head trainer or highly qualified professional (while overseen by head trainer) and of these days our clients may lesson up to three times per week in either private/semi-private lessons. Our rings, tracks, and trails are open to owners to ride their horses at their leisure the additional two days per week, or the horse can have extra time to relax in turnout. We highly recommend making use of our full grooming option for horses in our partial training program.

Rehab/Layup

We understand how tiring it is when your horse has an injury. Allow us to take the stress out of scheduling treatments therapies, hand walking and return to work. All horses in our rehab/layup program follow a detailed program set out by planning and scheduling every detail with your horse vet and farrier. As such, all horses will receive hand walks/ turnout as dictated by vet, daily icing, daily grooming, as well as daily wrapping/ unwrapping, poulticing and packing as indicated. The horses in our rehab/ layup program may also use our Bemer horse blanket and Bemer leg system three times per week. 

Full Grooming

Horses in our full grooming program receive only the best of care by qualified, experienced team members. All horses in full grooming have their hooves picked before turnout, blanket change/ booting for turnout, and are fully groomed or bathed upon turn in. Horses are groomed, tacked, untacked, and bathed as needed by rider/trainer. Horses are also iced and wrapped after jumping or as needed and use our Bemer horse system two times per week.

Show Fees

Show set up, grooming stalls, hay, feed, shavings and supplies to be evenly divided amongst the number of horses stabling with Miracle Ranch at the show. Daily grooming rate applicable. Trainers hotel, food, and travel expenses are to be split evenly amongst horses at the show. Daily training rates apply and include training rides on horses in full or partial training.

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons or haul ins are available on a limited basis.

Please contact us for any questions in regards to any of our programs listed above!
Call us at  (951) 834-2499 (Business hours Monday – Sunday: 7am – 7pm) or leave us a message using the form below:

Professional Trainers

Mariah Appelmans

Mariah Appelmans is an ambitious and  accomplished young professional with experience and an approach to training above her years. With a solid foundation in dressage, training horses of all levels from un-started through Nations Cup horses, as well as competing successfully across North America through Grand Prix. Mariah has spent the last decade learning from and working for some of the best in the world and has taken their methodology to apply in her own program. Mariah has a special affinity for working with quirky or difficult horses as well as starting young horses and giving them all the tools to lead successful careers. From ponies to Grand Prix, Mariah’s students appreciate her calm, measured demeanor and quickly see results in both the day to day work, and in show ring, Mariah’s students have won numerous championships and important classes in hunters, equitation, and jumpers. Mariah has developed a thriving sales for business for quality horses of all levels. With several significant global connections, extensive experience with import and sales internationally, as well as a firm network of supporters and return customers. Whether you are looking to buy your future champion, or find your loving friend their new home, Mariah has the tools to accomplish this within a reasonable time frame, to great homes which she has proven time and time again.