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Gina and Rosi showing Grand Prix at Thermal

Templeton Farms Equestrian is the Realization of Gina Miller's Dream to Build a World-Class Sport Horse Training, Sales and Breeding Facility for Both Horses and their Riders on California's Central Coast.


"In 2001 my husband Bill and I decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Southern California for a quieter life in the wine country of Paso Robles.  We made the assumption that, being country and all, finding a good facility for my dressage horses would be easy.  Although there are many horses and barns in the area, most focus on the western disciplines.  I couldn’t quite find the kind of facility that I was looking for to train my horses. I began making the commute back to San Diego to train and ride!  Of course my horses and I tired of the long drive and, after a few years, we started thinking that if we couldn’t find the right facility, perhaps we should try to create it. We considered building a private facility on our property at home but that didn’t seem like a good idea. The Main Barn Aisleway I knew I would miss the camaraderie of other horses and riders crazy enough to be interested in sport horses, and the economics of a small barn simply don’t allow for the facilities necessary to train a competitive sporthorse. With that, we decided to think bigger instead of smaller and the dream of Templeton Farms Equestrian was born. 

Gina hanging outWe were fortunate to find a perfect 52 acres along the Salinas aquifer that had good topography, plenty of water for grass pastures, and was easily accessible from the reaches of San Luis Obispo County. After 4 years of planning, permitting and building Templeton Farms opened for business in August of 2011. The heart of the facility is a picturesque, traditional twenty four stall center aisle barn that is a unique combination of niceties for the humans and attention to the details of efficiently and effectively building a better sporthorse. 

The Main Barn houses a combination client viewing room/kitchen complete with a cappuccino machine, spacious 12x14’ box stalls with individual 12’x24’ runs, private tack lockers, a theraplate, a solarium, and both indoor and outdoor cross ties/wash racks.

To enable our riders and horses to get the most out of our facilities, we have assembled a terrific team. Carmen, our barn manager, runs the barn with help from Senaido, Lucio and their team. Training is offered by a collection of independent world class trainers so that our clients may choose the best match for themselves and their horses. Finally, our own Sara Roth offers complete conditioning & rehabilitation services.

Key features of the farm include:

20m x 30m Oval Kraft Brothers Eurociser
  • The Wild West: a 17 paddock outdoor stabling area complete with its own grooming shelter and tack room
  • The Barn Pros: wood shed row barns with 12x14 box stalls, their own grooming areas & tack rooms
  • An Equine Conditioning&Rehab center complete with a Salt Water Spa
  • A 35,000 Square Foot Covered Arena with a 66’ long Mirror, OTTO Sport Footing, Satellite Radio, Sound System and Lighting
  • A 140' x 240' Outdoor Arena with All-Weather OTTO Sport Footing
  • An 80’ round pen with all-weather silica & fiber footing
  • A 20x30 Meter Oval Kraft Brothers Eurociser
  • Eighteen Irrigated Grass Day Pastures
  • A Mile Long Groomed Perimeter Trail

Putting it all together, we believe that we have created one of the best sporthorse facilities on the west coast. We hope that you will agree and look forward to seeing you at the farm soon.

Templeton Farms is located between
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles

1799 Templeton Road
Templeton, CA 93465-8309

(805) 434-1485
Carmen@TempletonFarms.com

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