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Gilroy Gaits Welcomes New Trainers!


If you are a trainer and are looking for an organized, clean, well-run facility in which to grow your business, contact us for more information.


Gilroy Gaits features these trainers in several disciplines at this time.


Click on the trainer's name to visit their website:

GD Performance Horses is Home of NRHA Professional Gabe Davide. Gabe focuses on training and showing Open and Non Pro reiners as well as coaching Non Pros. He is well respected and successful trainer who has proven to be one of the top trainers in the industry. He trains and shows his horses with one goal in mind, "Consistent performance at the horses highest potential."



At GD Performance Horses every horse gets treated as an individual. Gabe’s experience and his commitment to excellence allows him to adapt his training approach to each and every horse in order to guide any horse to success and consistency.

Gabe is not only a successful Open rider but also guides his Non Pro clientele to success at WCRHA and NRHA events.


Gabe starts young horses whether for reining, or any Western discipline. Working in the round pen and the arena, his goal is to develop the horse in a calm, accepting environment where the young horse learns with trust and confidence.

Merin was born and raised in the Bay Area. At the age of 6 she fell in love with horses, more specifically the Morgan horse, and never looked back!  Winning multiple world and National titles as a Junior Exhibitor, she knew showing horses was more than just a hobby, they were her passion.


Deciding to follow her dreams and make training a career, she moved to Maine and took the job as assistant trainer at RAND, one of the nations premier show barns.  It provided her the opportunity to develop her skills and manage a large program. While it was a great learning experience, she always knew she wanted to have her own business in California.


In 2011 at the age of 21, Merin opened her operation, Maggi Stables. And thanks to many loyal customers, great horses and a huge support system, the business has established itself as a top program with many World, National and Regional champions.  From Junior horses to Junior Exhibitors and everything in between, Maggi Stables offers training /instruction in a wide variety of disciplines. Always with the focus on safe, sound horses and happy clients!

Free Heart Stables is a boutique training barn located at the prestigious Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, CA. We primarily compete on the Hunter Jumper circuit, but our foundation in dressage and natural horsemanship allows us to help a wide variety of clients with varied needs. Our mission is to provide a place where equines are given the best-possible care with a focus on their mental, physical, and emotional health. Each horse in our program is treated like our own, ensuring that their individual needs are met throughout their training and daily care. We hold the same standards for our students by ensuring we provide a fun, relaxed, and safe environment for you to learn.

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