February 2016 - Megan Gastel: Telesis Equestrian
Written by Sue Schindler
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:54

Eventing trainer celebrates the New Year with a new location and new goals for the show team.

by Sue Schindler

Telesis Equestrian is excited to announce their relocation to beautiful PepperGlen Farm in Horsetown, USA – Norco.

Trainer Megan Gastel (formerly Lepper) and her growing family of clients are starting off the new year at their new training center. This move comes at a time when Megan and her team are building on their competitive successes, and it allows room to accept new riders and horses into her training program.

One of the many benefits of PepperGlen Farm is that the grounds include a huge jumping arena with gorgeous jumps and a bank. Clients can also train in the regulation size dressage court or allow valuable down time for their horses in the grass turnouts. In addition, clients have the “home field advantage” when they participate in the numerous shows held at PepperGlen. The facility is centrally located, and convenient to Los Angeles, Orange County, Temecula, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga.

Megan started Telesis Equestrian in 2013 after years of participation in the sport of Three-Day Eventing. A true horse girl at heart, Megan was struck by the “horse bug” at an early age and started her equestrian career in the hunter/jumper ring, later switching to eventing. Megan moved to Northern California in 2006 to study and earn her degree in biology. Subsequent to that, she moved abroad to continue her equestrian education and studied with the British Horse Society, earning her trainer’s certificate.

While working for the Tredstep Ireland yard, she was fortunate enough to train under renowned international trainer, William Micklem, as well as several other international eventers. Upon returning to the U.S., she was offered the position of assistant trainer for Tamra Smith of Next Level Eventing. She opened her own training barn in 2013 - Telesis Equestrian. She chose the name Telesis for her business as it means “progress, intelligently planned,” which is her business motto.

Along with the new location, the 2016 new year will prove to be a catapult for Megan and her clients. Megan has competed to the Advanced level in eventing. She and her long time partner, DeMello, will be focusing on getting back on the show circuit full force. Just as Megan has specific goals for herself, she encourages her clients to develop goals that she can help them achieve. She imparts a strong work ethic into her students by example.

She welcomes beginners through advanced riders, helping each of them become the best they can be. With patience, persistence and a plan, Megan has a thorough approach which she tailors to each horse and rider, whether their ultimate goal is competing in Three-Day Eventing or individual disciplines best suited to the client.

An avid learner herself, Megan continues to ride in clinics and take lessons with other international riders and trainers. One of Megan’s goals for her students is for them to benefit from the techniques she learns from other top level riders.

With change comes a refreshing of the mind, and at Telesis Equestrian, both riders and their horses can experience a refreshing change in their training and competition programs in 2016.

Megan invites new riders for lessons, training and competing - all in a tight knit, “root for each other” environment.


Visit the website at www.telesisequestrian.com and drop by PepperGlen Farm for a tour.