Hours of Operation:
Office Hours: Mon-Sun
7:00am - 7:30pm
Barn Hours for lessons & training:
Sunup - Sundown
1st Tour leaves 10:00am
Last Tour leaves: 4:00pm
1st Tour leaves at 9:00am
Last Tour leaves 3:30pm
Bonfire Tours: Begins 2 hours prior to sunset
*Will open for special requests*
(951) 297-9196 Temecula, Ca firstname.lastname@example.org
Saddle Up Wine Tours
Tom Joyce is a professional equine farrier from Ireland whose competitive pricing and expert skill allow him to efficiently care for your horses' farrier needs without sacrificing quality. As out official farrier Mike has had to handle some of our dangerous, untrusting horses that have come to the ranch from abusive situations. Often times, due to the severe neglect some of the horses have saved, it is difficult to start their training until their hoof issues are handled. This means that Mike is sometimes the first one to handle or gentle the horse. Luckily for us, he has a natural gift that allows him to gain the horse's trust.
Tom is the go to farrier for rescues and sport horses in the area. It is common for rescue horses to come in with a variety of issues requiring corrective shoeing. For example, we have a horse with navicular that is no longer lame due to Tom's abilities and is now back to trail riding without pain.
Tom also tends to many of the large show and competitive barns in the area for disciplines from dressage and jumping, to reigning and barrel racing. He guarantees his work and has never let us down. Give him a call and he will work wonders for you too! Tom can be reached at (323) 605-7317
Tom Joyce ---- Farrier
Jennifer Hirschler ---- Guide & Instructor
Jennifer is from small town Big Bear, California and began riding with friends in middle school. She got hooked! She grew up riding treacherous mountain trails, so the trails of the Temecula Valley are a piece of cake for her. Upon moving away for college, she needed her horse "fix" and came to Saddle Up Wine Tours to get it!
Initially she was interested in leasing a horse, but as soon as we saw her ride we asked her to join our staff and are very happy she did! She is our beginner and intermediate Western and English instructor and is a fun and entertaining guide. Jenn has recently graduated from exercising and conditioning our horses to being our apprentice trainer in charge of ground training all of our young and green horses and assisting TJ in training our horses under saddle. We are very excited that she has also began to compete in endurance riding and wish her luck in the 2017-2018 season.
Jenn graduated California State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor's in Nursing. This comes in handy at the ranch as Nurse Jenn is a great help to our rescue horses!
Wendy is a Southern California native who met her first true love, a big beautiful Quarter Horse gelding named Bucky, at just 11 years old. She participated in trail riding, western pleasure and gymkhana as a child which developed her into the great trail guide and instructor she is today.
The Arabian breed has a special place in Wendy's heart, which translates well with Saddle Up Wine Tours' mission of saving horses, as the Arabian breed's high energy and high metabolic needs make them one of the more expensive breeds to maintain and thus one of the highest numbered of rescued horses per year.
Wendy's first Arabian helped her develop her natural horsemanship skills. She shared her passion for horses and especially Arabians with her daughters. When her oldest daughter turned 11, Wendy bought her a beautiful Paint/Arab cross named Nacoma, who both daughters grew up competing in the local show circuit. After her daughters graduated high school, Wendy was able to transition her daughters show mount into a great trail horse. If you are fortunate enough to get Wendy as your guide for your tour, there is a good chance you will meet her stunning horse, Nacoma.
Wendy Pendergrass ---- Guide & Instructor
Hailing from San Antonio Texas, I come from a long line of ranchers and cowboys and owe my love of horses to my dad. Growing up I learned that every horse has value and purpose, just like us humans. I was helping the lead ranch hand gentle green horses by the age of 8 and continued riding through high school, earning enough experience to walk on the United States Air Force Academy Equestrian Team where I became their senior apprentice trainer. Under the guidance of equine great Billy Jack Barrett, I was introduced to working with wild Mustangs that had never been touched by a human hand and learned how to gentle horses that people deemed as dangerous and unsaveable.
This fueled my passion for saving abused, neglected and abandoned horses and taking unwanted "worthless" horses and turning them into competitive show mounts. I enjoy racing horses and jumping and am thankful for my invitation to professionally race in Ecuador on my quest to make the national team. I hope this opportunity gains awareness for our cause here at Saddle Up and for horses in need everywhere! If you have a horse that noone can ride, send them my way and I'll show you how you can harness their beautiful spirit, without breaking it!
We come from varied backgrounds and walks of life in order to give you a well rounded team of instructors, trainers and guides. We strive to deliver outstanding customer service and make you feel like you are a part of us here at Saddle Up. We will share our knowledge and passion for equines of all ages, breeds and disciplines. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our beautiful equine friends!
Jacqueline "TJ " Davis ---- President