Meet the Team

Cami Johnson

Our head instructor, owner, and founder of High Valley Horses.  Cami started riding horses when she was seven years old, in Anaheim, California.  She has taken private lessons most of her life, shown and trained through the United States Pony Club, and during her time there received her D-2 national rating through the USPC.  She has shown in English Pleasure, English Equitation, Hunter Hack, Hunter/Jumpers, Gymkhana, low level dressage, show jumping, and has owned horses most of her life, including our wonderful horses, Rio, JJ, Dakota, Dex, and Penny!  Her specialty is in the English ring, especially jumping.  She loves teaching, and is so excited to share the wonderful world of horses and shows with everyone who has a desire to learn!

Kaylie Snyder

Kaylie has been riding horses since she was 5 years old.  She has trained in English, Hunters, Jumpers, and Dressage disciplines.  She has been privately trained by renowned trainers and has worked as an English and Dressage riding instructor at facilities throughout Orange County, including the Yorba Linda Pony Club and Hillcrest Equestrian Center.  Kaylie has been competing in the English and Hunter/Jumper rings for over 10 years and has shown up to 4th level Dressage.  You may also catch her at her other job at Medieval Times in Buena Park!  Kaylie enjoys working with riders of all ages and helping them become the best riders they can be!

Margaret Willis

Margaret Willis is one of our barn assistants and lesson instructors.  Margaret joined the High Valley Horses team in August of 2020.  She has a passion for horses and a desire to share her years of knowledge with others!  Margaret grew up riding with her 4H program and joined her college's equestrian team, where she competed in the IHSA circuit.  Her joyful demeanor and wealth of knowledge makes her a great addition to our teaching staff!


JJ​

JJ was born in April, 2004 and is AQHA registered under the name "Meshawa's Tru Luv".  She is one of the most gentle horses ever with a little jog that is great to learn with!  She takes great care of her riders and is a great confidence builder!  JJ loves hanging out with her barn mates and getting treats after lessons!


River

Meet River!  She's a 9 year old OTTB registered name "Rapid Rebecca".  River loves to work in the arena and have a job to do!  River is currently in training here at High Valley Horses and is just being started over fences!


Rio

Rio is a JC registered Thoroughbred gelding, and the one who started it all!  His registered name is "High Valley Guy", which inspired the name of our program!  This horse is one of a kind, and can really do it ALL!  From the Show Ring to hitting the trails, this horse excels in everything he does!  He is a very talented athlete and a favorite among our higher level students!


Teddy

Teddy is a 2005 AQHA, gelding, registered name "Chantelle's War Drum".  This sweet boy has so much personality and a very strong work ethic!  He has a background in mostly western riding, but looks just as cute riding English!  Teddy is the newest addition to the High Valley Horses barn!


Penny

Penny is a 1998, APHA Paint mare known under her registered name as "Sheeza Royal Robin", and is the oldest of our lesson horses!  Penny is a sweet and gentle soul, who loves working with the kids!  Her patience and small size makes her a great first mount for young riders!  With her background as a Pony Club lesson horse, show horse, and trail horse, Penny is the definition of an all-around, kid-safe horse!  


Blaze

Blaze is our largest horse in the High Valley Horses barn, standing at a height of 17 hh tall and growing!  He is a JC registered thoroughbred under the name "Street Zombie".  Although Blaze is newer to his off-the-track career, he continues to make great progress in his training and in our lesson program with our more advanced students!  This horse wins the hearts of all who meet him with his big puppy-dog personality!


London & D.C.

D.C. belongs to one of our students at High Valley Horses.  London and D.C. are a part of our show team, and familiar faces around the barn!  D.C. is a JC registered Thoroughbred, "Roger Way", who has restarted his post-racing career as a show horse, doing hunter/jumpers.  These two make an awesome team!


Siena & Cash

Cash aka "A Popular Investment", is an AQHA, gelding.  Cash is owned by one of our High Valley Horses students, Siena.  Siena and Cash are a part of our High Valley Horses Show Team and can often be found around the barn!  


Quinn & Dakota

Dakota is a 2010 grade Quarter Horse mare. Dakota is the biggest lover, and adores any sort of love and attention!  Quinn bought Dakota from us in 2021, and we can't wait to see what their future holds in store!  Dakota is still used in some trail rides and lessons with High Valley Horses.  


Zoey & Fiona

Zoey and Fiona are another pair of familiar faces around the barn! Fiona is a 15.1hh, Thoroughbred Mare.  Fiona is a sweet horse and talented jumper.  Zoey and Fiona share a special bond and we love to see them out and about the ranch!

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