Diane Barber

Diane Barber


Diane Barber with Jesse, Photo © Stephan Cooper

Diane Barber will be leading several presentations on “Defying the Odds – A Second Chance for Soundness.” Diane is a dressage student of Spanish Olympian Rafael Soto, a contributing writer for Dressage Today magazine and a design and marketing entrepreneur.  She became an advocate of natural healing and alternative medicine after a 2-year successful deep flexor tendon healing journey with her Spanish Arabian, Jesse. Diane lives in Los Angeles and her affinity for Spanish horses takes her to Spain regularly, where she has had the high honor of training at the Royal School of Equestrian Art in Andalucia.

To read more about how Diane and Jesse’s journey at Defying the Odds, please visit the following website.

UPDATE–  Diane is proud to announce that she has been officially named the U.S. Ambassador for the Royal School in Jerez, Spain (Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre).

She will be promoting this prestigious riding academy to assist with preserving the historical tradition of Spanish horsemanship.  Additionally, she will be working closely with the school to bring its riders and horses to the United States to share their grand performance “How the Andalusian Horses Dance” with North America in the near future.

“Your professional international marketing experience, your successful training experience as a student of (Olympian) Rafael Soto and other personnel at the Royal School, your passion for Spain and Spanish horses make you the perfect candidate for this honor”, Francisco Manuel Reina Osuna, Managing Director.

Viva los jinetes y los caballos de españa! Mi corazón está con usted siempre!  www.realescuela.org

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