Tamara Collins, involved with the Arabian horse industry for over 16 years. It all started at the age of 10 when she was given her first Arabian horse.
“I remember that day as if it were yesterday. My mom had signed me up for a riding lesson and before the lesson was over the trainer had approached my mother and insisted I had a natural ability. A week later I showed up to my second riding lesson and unknowingly my mother guided me to my lesson horse’s stall. As I got closer to the stall door, I realized there was a surprise in store for me. A small sign read ‘Welcome home Misty. We love you Tammy!’ At that same moment a beautiful grey Arabian mare peeked her head over the stall door. I cannot describe the love I felt in that moment, I can only keep it alive by sharing that love with my students and their horses.”
– Trainer/EA Owner, Tamara Collins
Tamara has dedicated her life to the Arabian horse industry as a competitor, trainer and mentor to young riders. She earned a B.S. degree from the University of Davis in Equine Reproduction and Physiology and is worked along side some of the finest Arabian trainers/breeders in the equestrian industry. Trainers such as Brett and Marjie Becker, Ryan and Ricardo Rivero, Lucy Whitter, Tony and Claudette Vincent, Todd Hickerson , Ray LaCroix and Dean and Sherry Lacey. Tamara holds her CHA Level 3 certification in Western, English and Horse Management.
Megan Jenkins grew up riding and showing Arabian horses in Southern California. At age 11 she developed a plan to pursue her dream of becoming a trainer. This plan included apprenticing through her teens for some of the best trainers in the country, attending Cal Poly University, and becoming a CHA certified instructor. True to her driven personality, she has done just that! After college, Megan moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to learn the ropes to running a successful lesson and show program. She then spent time working as a equine vet tech to further her knowledge in equine health and reproduction. Two years ago, Megan relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she has developed a broad clientele. Having a barn full of amateur and youth riders is her dream come true! Last spring she completed her certification as a CHA Level 4 Instructor in English and Western disciplines.
A decorated rider herself, Megan loves sharing her passion for horses with her students. Her flexible teaching style enables her to connect with students of all ages and motivation. From lessons to the show ring, Megan's strength is helping horses and riders achieve their goals in a positive environment. She bases both her training and teaching techniques on building confidence, respect, and athleticism.
Earthquake Arabians is blessed with the opportunity to stable within SonCor Farms. SunCor Farms rests on 8 acres of beautifully groomed pastures, complete with turn-out arena, round-pen and over 25 stalls available with or without paddocks. SunCor also has a huge, brightly lite cover arena for year round training/riding/lessons.