Training & Boarding

Next Chapter Thoroughbreds
Next Chapter Thoroughbreds was started in 2013 by trainer, Erika Campbell. After riding several OTTBs under the guidance of top Event rider, Jennifer Taxay Kelly, Erika wanted to start retraining and rehoming OTTBs on her own. Erika started with a bay gelding she called, Bernie. Bernsie’s Baby was a warhorse with 47 starts and $36k earnings. He ended up being very difficult to retrain, so Erika turned him into her personal jumper. In 2016, they were named the Camelot Events Thoroughbred Jumper Champions. Bernie is now retired with 2 other OTTBs with a good friend, to enjoy just being horses. In 2016, Erika also acquired a chestnut gelding named, Stauffenberg (barn name Reese) to compete in the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky. They placed 4th out of 61 entries in Show Jumping and 13th out of 60 entries in Dressage. Reese raced 30 times for earnings of $25k. Reese is now rehomed as a youth’s Jumper. Since then, Erika has retrained and rehomed several other OTTBs, who are all excelling as Hunters, Jumpers or Eventers. Next Chapter Thoroughbreds can also help retrain your OTTB if we don’t have one that fits your needs. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. 661-313-4172

Thomas Ranch
Thomas Ranch is 60 acres located in the small community of Briones and surrounded by 12,000 acres of regional park and watershed. Eric Thomas has trained and shown reiners, reined cow horses and cutters professionally for over thirty six years, but has also trained, shown and won professionally at Dressage. He holds titles as Pacific Coast and West Coast Champion, has won numerous circuit, year end and aged event championships in the National Reined Cow Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, National Cutting Horse Association, and American Quarter Horse Association, where he holds lifetime memberships and retains Professional Horseman status. In addition to the performance horses he has finished, Eric has started hundreds of young horses, and is known for retraining troubled horses in which other trainers have lost confidence. Eric has given clinics on reining, working cattle, starting young horses, and horsemanship in the U.S. and Europe . He counts himself particularly privileged to have worked extensively and given clinics with the late Tom Dorrance, and with other mentors such as Hall of Fame trainers, Les Vogt and Ken Wold. Julie Thomas has refined a “horse first” but practical perspective on teaching and training that yields confident and broadly competant horses and riders. In short, she brings a classical but compassionate approach to the dressage court. As coach and competitor, Julie is understandably counted among the most professional and effective on the west coast. Their son, Quinn, and daughter, Ariel, are also accomplished competitors in cutting and Dressage, respectively. For more information please call 925/528-9356 or visit

Missy Wryn
Missy Wryn is an internationally recognized Holistic Natural Horse Trainer and member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators ( Specializing in problem & dangerous horses, Missy pioneered the Training the WHOLE Horse® methods on the foundation of DO NO HARM. She is the founder of HorseMAREshipTM, executive producer of DO NO HARM Productions, and creator of the Holistic Training Halter | Bridle. Missy’s Training the Whole Horse® methods teach relationship and instinct based communication that enhances safety on the ground and under saddle. Mindfulness to subtle communication cues are skills that Missy teaches her students/audience to recognize, acknowledge and address before the horse starts behaving in inappropriate and dangerous ways. Learning healthy boundaries, mindfulness, and emotional control are skills Missy teaches that carryover into our everyday lives outside the barn. In addition to horse training Missy teaches holistic horse care from nutrition to vaccines, hoof care to barefoot rehab and physical pain identification. Missy’s signature phrase is Problems are Not Always Training Issues……….. As a speaker, author and clinician Missy provides her critically acclaimed Training the Whole Horse® workshops and presentations at horse expos, fairs, shows, classrooms and private barns. For more information 888-406-7689,,

Double AA Ranch
Would you like to get some pointers on how to get your good gaited horse to gait smoother, to find his best gait? To canter/ lope?or behave nicer in a group? to ride alone, and just eat up the trails on a smooth gaited horse of any gaited breed!!?? Or are you looking to buy a good gaited horse, such as a Mo. Fox Trotter or Tenn. Walker, Rocky Mtn. or Spotted Saddle horse, etc.?We also sell quality gaited horses here. We board and train full time here, which includes lessons, at the AA Ranch in Anza and also give lessons to private party’s. My staff and I will help you with your horse to gait smoother, be better behaved, and give you pointers, or a lesson plan. This is to help you with your horse to overcome gait or behavior issues, and become better partners .I also have horses here for private lessons. Do you want to learn more about what your horse is doing? And why? How to help your horse attain better manners, and be a smoother gaited horse to ride? Call me and make a appointment. We board and train full time, which include lessons and also conduct gaited clinics for those here and outside the ranch for those who want to join in, or for those who just want to watch. A little about myself … I’ve been training full time for over 35 years these wonderful gaited horses. I have a background with showing gaited horses and other different breeds, riding in big parades, long distance competitive riding, putting on gaited clinics along with Obstacle training and putting on big group rides . Also have miles in forest patrol, and trail protection, etc. Please check out my website for more about our place here in Anza, CA .. I couldn’t do all this without the help of my staff, Claire,Bentley, Katelyn ,Jill, Emily, Audrey and Kathy Hope Adams, AA Ranch – 951-295-0408 c/t or