Vanguard Eventing

Vanguard Eventing

Training Program

The Vanguard Training Program is located at Sandhu Stables in Pleasanton, CA. We specialize in Eventing and Dressage training with the aim of helping horses and riders achieve their goals, all while enjoying the training process and having fun.

Our training philosophy is centered around providing a positive experience for both horses and riders. This positive experience encourages learning in a safe, non-stressful environment that maximizes learning potential.

The program is headed by Joe and Danielle McKinley. It is tailored to fit the individual needs of you and your horse, from starting the greenest youngster, to preparing you and your horse to compete through the levels of eventing. Our training packages offer an affordable and flexible way to get you and your horse on the right track.

Joe McKinley riding Bridon Beale Street at the Twin Rivers Horse Trials

 

Client Review

Learning so much and enjoying each dressage lesson with Joe! Patrice Heyer

Client Review

Joe taught me how to ride and started my horse in eventing several years ago. He's incredibly committed and passionate about everything he does and will ensure you get to where you want to be. He truly cares about his clients, whether you're an adult amateur or highly competitive. Horses really respect Joe and anyone can benefit from working with him.  Paulina Montgomery 

Client Review

 
Joe and Dani are doing such a wonderful job starting my 4 year old unbroken Dutch mare who has very little handing, until she arrived at Vanguard 10 weeks ago. She has become extremely friendly, trusting and was an angel when they got on her for the first time last week. I am thrilled with how she is coming along and anticipate a lot more good to come! 
-Heather Pruett

Client Review

Joe is a talented rider and has a compassion for horses that I have found in few trainers. He is definitely a gifted trainer with the knowledge a young horse needs. My mare loves him!! Teri Courtemanche