A business is only as good as their employees. At Premier Equine Center, we feel that we have some of the best, most dedicated employees in the business. We owe a lot of our success to the premier care that our employees help provide to our client horses.
Meet Our Owners
Pat and Amie opened Premier Equine Center in 2008 with a goal to provide premier care and services to the equine industry. At the young ages of only 25 and 21, they set out to change the equine rehabilitation industry on the West Coast by providing the best facility, equipment and care possible for their client horses. While building this business, they have formed working relationships with some of the top equine veterinarians and trainers in the country. Through their hands-on approach of being at the barn every day alongside their skilled staff, they have been able to grow Premier Equine Center into what it is today… the most trusted place on the West Coast to care for your horse.
Meet Our Managers
Toni grew up in Oakdale in a ranching family and has been around horses her entire life. In 2020, she graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in equine science. Her favorite part about working at Premier Equine Center is getting to work with so many high caliber horses from a wide range of disciplines. In her free time she enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her dog, Avocado. Toni helps oversee all aspects of the rehabilitation operation in addition to helping Kendall with our lay-up and retirement horses.
Kendall is originally from Sacramento, Ca. She grew up around horses and knew at a young age that she wanted a career working with them. In 2021, she graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in equine science. Her favorite part of working at Premier Equine Center is caring for the horses in our retirement program and knowing that they get to live out the rest of their lives while receiving the best of care. In her free time she love’s reading or putting on a good scary movie but her favorite pastime is hanging out with her dog, Dixie. Kendall helps oversee the retirement program and lay up horses in addition to helping Toni with our rehabilitation horses.
Meet Some Of Our Amazing Employees
Jose R. and Carlos R.
Even though they aren’t brothers, we often joke that they are. They are around each other every day helping to feed and managing our equine swimming pool. Jose has worked with us since 2012 and Carlos since 2013.
Before working at Premier Equine Center, Jose groomed many top stakes winning horses at the racetrack and then managed a Thoroughbred farm with an equine swimming pool. Carlos worked for Dr. Jerry Black at Valley Oak Ranch, which is now the current site of Premier Equine Center. Brian O. also helps assist Jose and Carlos daily at our swimming pool.
Juan is our longest active employee. He has been with us at Premier Equine Center since 2011. Along with his crew, Juan helps manage and oversee all of our Eurociser horses. He helps to make sure that each horse goes on the correct Eurociser set for their discharged amount of time. He has a wife and daughter who live here in Oakdale with him.
Adrian and Rafael
Adrian L. and Rafael J. in addition with Andreas J., help oversee and run our aquatred. Even though Pat and Amie personally train each new horse to the aquatred, when the horses are comfortably in our program, these three guys run our aquatred daily. When employees are on vacation, they can also be found helping at our swimming pool or Eurocisers.
Martin O. is our facility manager. He helps with our stall cleaning crew, landscaping crew and
can be found fixing and servicing our equipment. We are thankful to him and all of our employees for helping to make Premier Equine the best spot in the country to care for your
“Premier Equine is fantastic. Pat, Amie, and their staff could not be more trustworthy or professional.The industry needs more people like them!”