Renè has been riding for 33 years and in several disciplines making her horsemanship skills very versatile. She has colt starting experience up to showing in the hunter/jumpers, dressage, AHA, AQHA. She has worked for top veterinarians while building her career and is now the current owner of Stepping Stones in Southern CA
Mario and Dacia Imperato started Stepping Stones and as their business grew needed help managing the barn, clients, and appointments. Renè was hired and she bloomed into being the Imperato's "right hand gal" Renè not only was super talented naturally but she had a growth mindset and would learn and master with every opportunity she received. She could teach, ride, groom, work with the young horses and is extremely organized. Her vibrant personality and care and compassion for the horses and people in addition to longterm relationship with the Imperato's made perfect sense for her to step into the ownership irons of Stepping Stones when the Imperato's moved north to WA
“I met Rene when I put a horse in training. I was (still am) very new to the world of horses, what to expect from a trainer, what to expect from a groom and what to expect from “the barn”. From day 1, she made me feel comfortable, explained things I did not know, and used language that I understood (because horses and their world are an entire learned vocabulary). I learned and am still learning so much from her. She has a solid background, can teach and work with many different types of people and abilities while remaining positive and uplifting." Tamara
“ Rene Frilot is not only an extraordinary person, but an exemplary trainer too. She truly listens to her students and teaches the way they need to learn, regardless of what level of training. She makes every lesson different and fun while also challenging you to go a step further. On the ground or on a horse, Rene brightens up every room she enters with her contagious laugh and endless love for horses and teaching. With her extensive background as an equine veterinary technician I feel so comfortable leaving my horse in her care for the days I am unable to ride, and can always go to her with questions or concerns. Rene has helped me develop a new perspective when training with my four-legged partner, that I will carry with me the rest of my equestrian career." Paige
"René Frilot’s expertise and passion are evident in everything she does. She is a true horse whisperer and has the ability to inspire confidence and enthusiasm in riders of all levels and across multiple disciplines. I have had the pleasure of riding with her for several years and the time we spend working with the horses is the highlight of my week." Heidi
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