I had been taking lessons from Todd Azevedo and with his help determined the horse I wanted to purchase that would allow me to compete in shows as well as ride trails. I bought a green broke 3 year old Half Arabian Gelding in 2011 and Todd has trained my horse to be an all-around great horse! In 2012 my horse and I won multiple Regional USEF Championships and Reserve Championships in Western Pleasure and Halter. And in 2013 we branched out. We have placed well in Hunter Pleasure, have worked with cattle, and most recently have ridden on the beach and even in the ocean! Never in my life have I been able to ride any horse IN the ocean. Yet this past Labor Day weekend I was able to do just that! What an experience. Even though it was the busy Labor Day weekend, the Salinas River Beach was peaceful and the scenery beautiful. Splashing in the waves while watching the Seals and Sea Otters play i sn the water beside us was breathtaking!

Through Todd's skills and dedication I now have a horse that I can take in the show ring, can work cattle, and can ride on trails and beaches and in the ocean.

I can't thank him enough for all he has done for me, and for my horse!

                                                 Kathy L

My husband and I have been clients of Todd’s since 2008. After interviews with several other trainers, we settled on Todd the moment we met him.

His expertise in many different disciplines, and respect for his client’s feelings and level of experience, made him the obvious choice for us. But it is his honest love of the horses that has made him the best trainer we’ve ever had.

Since 2008 we have successfully showed our horses at A-Rated shows, enjoyed trail riding and over that last year have starting training in cow work. Now, he’s broadened his horizons, yet again, and has successfully set up a beach riding concession that offers the best beach locations for all level of rider – something our horses (and ourselves!) are thrilled to benefit from!

More importantly, all of this was accomplished in a fun, easy going, happy environment, fostered by Todd’s kindness and love of what he does.

Put quite simply….

His horses are happy, healthy, well treated and willing.

His clients may come in as clients, but leave as friends.

Throughout the years, my husband and I are happy to say that Todd has become much more than our trainer, but a dear, cherished friend. We are so happy to be a part of the “Azevedo Family” and happier still that our beloved horses have flourished under his tender loving care.

                                          Sharon MB